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Comment Sentinel (Score 1) 227

Your situation sounds almost identical to mine in terms of size, environment, and needs. We are retiring our SBS 2k3 box in favor of a Western Digital Sentinel DX4000 and Public Folders software by CodeTwo to provide the shared calendar/contacts that Exchange used to handle. We also use gotomypc so that the attorneys can access their systems remotely, and in turn access the Sentinel.

I'm not an attorney, just the guy who became the resident tech based on serendipitous skills. Sooooo, I won't vouch for our system satisfying all legal requirements for accountability, but I will vouch for the cost effectiveness, simplicity, and general good results we've had for the last few months. We use JST's CollectMax software to track the collections portion of our business, which runs on the above mentioned server, but will be moving to a different box when I shut that down. Since CollectMax has an imaging module, I had tried to turn us into a less-paper office (paperless is just too unrealistic) and we have had some success there, though a couple hundred physical files still circulate daily as has always been the case.

I'll note too that we use Carbonite to backup individual systems throughout the day because I can't get everyone to save purely on the network, nor is that necessarily desirable since deletions are permanent. Also, we have another NAS as well as a large HD on one of the partner's machines that both field nightly backups of documents and images.

My 2


Gamer Plays Over 30 Warcraft Characters 189

If your significant other complains that you play too much World of Warcraft, just show them this article about a user named "Prepared." He plays an amazing 36 World of Warcraft accounts on 11 different computers at the same time. He is his own raid group. "It costs me exactly $5711 in subscription costs per year with 36 accounts on the 6 month pay schedule," he writes. "Not bad considering I'm looking at it like it's a hobby and there are more expensive hobbies out there than World of Warcraft."

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