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Setting up an office Server

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Need a server?


Not sure what to get or what is needed?


Most growing companies hit a point where a small office network where you all access one main computer for shared files and programs is no longer enough.


You have been told you need a server. You know you need one and they have lots of benefits and more than often lots of cost associated with it.  So how do you go about getting started?


Well the first task is to get an idea of costs. This will vary depending on the size of your organisation and the tasks associated with having a server.


Get some quotes. We would suggest not paying for a quote. A lot of companies may (including the multinational companies) try to charge you for this stating that you can use their quote to get a better price elsewhere. Which is true but then that is just business.


Get quotes, get an idea of hardware and software costs. If you office is not currently hardwire networked you may wish to look at the cost of this.


Figure out how much the server and all related hardware and software will cost. Between vendors these costs should be relatively similar.


The cost of configuring and installing a server and if needed a network may vary though.  You need someone with experience and qualifications and/or skills to configure and install your server.


The experience should shine through when you start asking questions and ask them you should. If you are simply dealing with a salesman that has been given the badge of Network Expert, Server Expert it will soon be apparent. Whereas a season professional will not only be able to answer your questions but answer them honestly. Make suggestions and explain what the technology can and can’t do in plain English.


For a quote that is on average 20% less expensive than our competitors and with the capacity for a weekend installation for reduced downtime, using Microsoft Certified and experienced professional contact Insomnia Technologies today www.insomnia-technologies.co.uk today or email [email protected]  

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