Our organization currently works with our data over the network, which causes huge slow-downs. We'd like to have everyone working off the data on their local drives to speed things up, and exploring ways to manage this.
I know ArcGIS Server should be able to cache feature and map tiles locally from a WFS/WMS but I am wondering if it will also allow an administrator to flag certain datasets to be cached to local machines so everyone's not always hammering the network each time ArcMap has to redraw the screen.
Is this possible? If so, can an administrator make changes to the master networked data and have that change pushed out to all the local caches?
Basically I'm looking for some kind of source-control-like functionality which will allow people to work on local data, but be synchronized to a central dataset repository. Selling my organization on moving into source control software is likely not going to happen, but they seem open to ArcGIS Server if that will solve the issue.
Any advice on how we can accomplish this?