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Word - Excel

Excel and Bandwidth Optimization

Microsoft Word and Excel dominate the office productivity market. Virtually every computer and most smartphones have (at a minimum) the ability to open documents in these formats. Acceleration Systems’ WAN optimization service improves the transfer of both Word and Excel documents.

Modern business practices with their mix of distributed workforces, remote collaboration, flexible schedules, home officing, and road warriors requires workers to send files across intranets, extranets, and the Internet. Cloud-storage services such as SharePoint, OneDrive, Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, and Copy further increase dependency upon fast, efficient connectivity to share and store Word and Excel documents.

Acceleration Systems’ deduplication procedures combined with highly efficient compression and data caching technologies typically lower data transfers by 60% to 80%. Content is learned at the byte level, independent of protocol, destination, or application. As a result, a section of text that originally appeared in the body of an email and which later gets incorporated into a Word document later attached to an email does not get resent. This “data awareness” feature leads to much higher data offloads – up to 95% – in collaborative environments where the same documents moves around and in situations where reports are regularly sent on standardized Word and Excel forms.