We were initially approached
by our customer to help them upgrade their system.
What they had in mind was a server for their mail
and one for their file and print. They wanted
to put MS
Windows 2000 Server on both and MS
Exchange Server on their mail server.
Using this approach they would
have had to pay for two servers, two different
copies of server software and two different types
of client access licenses (CALs) plus the service
hours to install it all and that was only stage
Stage two was to implement improved
system security using MS
Proxy Server, an MS
SQL server database,
as well as remote access for their two sales reps
working locally and interstate. This was going
to mean a third server, another three copies of
server software and more CALs.
We listed all their requirements and it was immediately
obvious to us that MS
Small Business Server 2000 (SBS) was
going to be perfect for them.
is a bundled software suite designed with the
small business with under fifty users in mind.
It offers MS
Exchange Server (with outlook web access),
Internet and Security Server (MS
Front Page (web authoring) shared
fax services, shared modem services, MS
SQL server and terminal services (remote
cost them a fraction of what it would normally
cost to implement all these systems and runs form
a single server, which meant lower maintenance
and hardware costs.
gave them the room to grow their business without
being restricted by software and hardware costs,
they only had to buy one piece of software and
their users only needed one access license, it
was simple, cost effective and the reliability
contributed to an overall increase in productivity,
efficiency, and office morale.
Our customer has been delighted with the transition
and is confident that the BackOffice family of
products will serve their growing company well
into the future.They have this advice for others
"Do it. Make the investment. If you depend
on your computer system and you don't have time
to play with it, SBS is the product for you."
further information regarding this article please
contact Sam Hall, Account Manager