NXPowerLite for File Servers: Conversation with Tommy Powell

Created: Thursday, June 10, 2010, posted by at 10:56 am

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Tommy Powell is from Neuxpower, a software solutions company based in the UK. Neuxpower custom-builds both stand-alone applications and add-ins that enhance existing software such as Microsoft Office. Their commercially-available file optimizer, NXPowerLite , radically reduces the size of PowerPoint, Word, Excel and JPEG files.

Geetesh: What are these two new file-server versions of NXPowerLite, and whom are they targeted towards?

Tommy: There are two new file server versions of NXPowerLite:

NXPowerLite for File Severs is aimed at storage/network administrators in large organizations. Microsoft Office and JPEG files are among the most prolific (and the most bloated) files on most networks. By optimizing these files, organizations can instantly reclaim 30-40% of their overall storage, improving network performance and delaying expensive (and environmentally unfriendly) hardware upgrades. We’ve a white paper that describes these savings in more detail at http://snipurl.com/reclaimstorage

NXPowerLite for Small Business File Servers is a version of the software created to run specifically on Windows Small Business Server. Small Businesses also struggle with the problems caused by bloated Microsoft Office and JPEG files on their networks, and NXPowerLite for Small Business Files Servers offers a cost-effective way to deal with those problems at the source.

Geetesh: Would individual users still need the standalone version of NXPowerLite once any of these file-server versions have been implemented for them?

Tommy: The new file server products are designed to be used by the IT department, so that it can optimize all the files on a network. However, there is is still a need for individual users to use the Desktop version of NXPowerLite.

If an individual users creates a large PowerPoint presentation that they need to immediately share with somebody, that presentation may well be too big to email. As it’s a brand-new file, it won’t yet have been optimized by NXPowerLite for File Servers. In cases like this, the individual would still need to optimize the file using the Desktop Edition of NXPowerLite. We make this process as easy as possibly for individuals – NXPowerLite Desktop Edition can be configured to automatically optimize email attachments as they are sent.

Using a combination of the Desktop and Server versions of NXPowerLite, organizations can ensure that their networks and email systems are free of bloated files, saving their IT departments a great deal of time and expense.

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