Networks, Servers & PCs
I can help you appraise, specify and then implement your firm's network, servers and PC requirements.
Why do I need a Network or Server?
Your, business has grown and you've now got half a dozen PCs. You can connect them all to the Internet and they've all got MS Office installed. Everyone's working, so why do I need to network them and install a server?
Where are your Client documents?
Consider your client documents. How are they stored? Are they scattered across all of your computers' hard drives in different folders? Could you find that important client letter that was typed 3 days ago and needs amending even though it's 6.30pm and your support staff have gone home?
Networks facilitate the sharing of documents and information and at the core of a network you can implement a server. Servers help bring order to your data. They enable you to have network folders with shared access across your computers. They enable you to collate all of your businesses data into one central place helping to ensure that you don't have duplicates scattered across your computers.
They also enable you to implement an effective back-up strategy.
But Networks and Servers are expensive, aren't they?
They don't have to be.
Large businesses with large computer systems need bigger, multiple role servers, and these can prove costly. Smaller businesses don't need to implement these kind of systems now.Technology has moved on rapidly over the years and smaller businesses can gain most of the advantages of networked servers by implementing a NAS drive (networked attached storage).
NAS drives offer far more than they ever did and are not just 'network attached hard drives' any more. Most mid range NAS drives offer RAID technology which duplicates your data across multiple hard disks in the device and means that should the primary hard disk fail you haven't lost any of your data. NAS drives offer that central repository for storing your client data so that it can be managed and shared effectively and efficiently. NAS drives make it easy to create a back-up routine either locally, to the cloud, or both. NAS drives also offer levels of security for accessing your shares and data too.
And they are not expensive either - for around £200 you can acquire a pretty useful addition to your computer system.
I want to bring order, efficiency and security to my business data. What do I do now?
Call me on 07902 875114 and I'll help you bring order, efficiency and security to your business data and systems.