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Security Risks in Social Media Technologies by Alan Oxley

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Appendix 1

SharePoint

SharePoint is software developed by Microsoft to enable file-sharing and collaboration. It has an entity called a document workspace, which is a unique website that permits multiple users to work with the same documents in resource collaboration. Tasks can be delegated and any user can create an announcement board. Only authorized users can join a SharePoint document workspace.

Without using software such as SharePoint one has to use a shared drive when collaborating or sharing files with other people online. Users upload files to this drive and create files and folders on the drive.

Table A.1 shows the cons of using a shared drive and the pros of using SharePoint.

Table A.1

Cons of using a shared drive and pros of using ...

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