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I am trying to decide if it is worth our expense to invest in a server for our small company.
We currently have six network points - 4 desktop PCs networked on our LAN as well as 2 laptops that occasionally connect and are planning on buying another PC to add for another person that will be hired.
We are currently using one of the workstations as a make-shift file server this PC has the following specs:
- Windows 2000
- Celeron 1.7 Ghz
- 512 Megs Ram
- 80 Gig Harddrive
We are all running Microsoft Outlook 2000 and sometimes have trouble sharing email folders (we have to use shared PSTs over the network which brings with its share of problems)
The business is in the growth stage with IT playing a supportive rather than core role, though it does affect nearly all aspects of the business. Our database is currently Microsoft Access 2000.
Once the business stabilizes there should be at least 4 people working on the network with a maximum of 6.
I am trying to decide if investing in a server would be worthwhile and am looking for some opinions/resources.
January 6, 2007 1:26 PM
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