Many clients, new & existing come to us and ask do we really need this chunky server sitting in our office and what does it actually do. It is a hard one to answer unless we know your business and how it operates but the majority of the time, it depends on how many staff you have, what applications you run within the network, what file permissions and how deep your file structure goes.
From our findings, in most of the networks we come across these days, a server is only being used for file sharing which can be costly in terms of consumption of power, maintenance and security.
We always like to have some sort of cost comparison for our clients when it comes to weighing up if they need a server or implementing a storage device called a Network Attached Storage (NAS) device. A NAS can be the cost-effective solution comparing to a new server which connects to your network and acts as a "File Server" where you can share out some/certain/all files and folders to your staff. They come in many different shapes and sizes so when the time comes to have a chat about moving forward with your business and saving on IT overhead, this may suit your business needs.
If the time has come for that "chat' or your server is at end of life. Call us on 4339 4789 or fill in the form below and we will get back to you ASAP.