Inforbix Duplicates is the new kid on the block of Inforbix apps. The general idea behind this app came from people requesting a way to help them identify duplicated content in their organization. For many companies that work with CAD, Excel, PDF and other file types, duplicate content is generated by people for all sorts of reasons, e.g. revisions, edits, shared downloads, etc. You may be tempted to remark that data management is a solution to reducing duplication. But remember, data management is complex and expensive.
Inforbix wants to tackle the challenge of duplicate files in new, fun, and affordable way. Inforbix indexes and scans all files from any location in your company you configure (you are always in control of what Inforbix indexes) and makes these available via Duplicates which I talked about in a recent post. Navigate here for the post. The new version of Duplicates, coming in couple of weeks, introduces some cool additions such as showing you stats about all the files in your company, e.g. a chart with number of file per category, the approximate percentage of duplicated file names in all folders, the largest number of files in a single folder, etc. Here’s a screen shot of how these stats are presented in the new version of Inforbix Duplicates: