Your organization may be operating at half capacity
Many businesses and organizations are operating with severe unefficiency. They are struggling day by day thru molasses when it should be water. The following can waste as much as half the working day-- this means employees can do their daily tasks in half the time, or do twice as much work in the same day on the same pay. Inefficiencies include:
Use of floppy disks: Floppy disks are 1000% slower than shared network drivespace, and are only 50% reliable. Networked drivespace gives security, can be accessed anywhere instantly, and is backed up automatically.
Use of Windows95, Windows98, WindowsMe: These are home operating systems that offer no security and little reliability for business computing. Program crashes, lost files, are common symptoms. Windows NT/2000 is the world's business operating system.
Use of obselete equipment: New technology is the cheapest investment that can be made to a business. A new computer can help a paid employee do up to 300% more work on the same salary. If work isn't getting finished on time, you either need to make current employees work faster, or hire more slow employees.
Poor Cabling Installations: Network cables poorly installed by non-certified workmanship will stop everything from working correctly, no matter how good the rest of the equipment is.
Absense of battery back up units: Newer technology is more sensitive to "dirty" electricity. Your toaster oven can work on voltage that varies between 100-120volts, but not your computer. Unprotected equipment can fail as often as many times a day. Computer glitches, disconnected networks, are common symptoms.
Absense of an automated back up: Human error is more deadly than computer viruses, accidental database deletions are common, and can cause years of work to vanish forever. If your business does not have an automated backup storage system, then you risk losing your entire business -- to go out of business.
Absense of an Anti-Virus for Networks: Individually installed anti-virus programs on each computer in an office is time consuming, updates are neglected, and can cause more damage if a false sense of hope is made to the end user. An automated Anti-Virus server will filter email, web, and files for viruses without the help of the user, including smart self-updating.
Building a Bullet-proof network
It doesn't take much to build a solid and reliable network that will allow your business to prosper into the next few years to come. Here are samples of some of the ingredients that build up to a good environment. Note how one solution is a subset that is encompassed by another one. (ESP=Estimated Street Price, singular products costs only, does not include labour and support fees)
(ESP=Estimated Street Price, singular products costs only, does not include labour and support fees)