Server upgrade to SBS 2011

Posted on by Richard

TAB Computers have recently completed a major IT upgrade at Raygar Architectural & Engineering Supplies in Chester Green, Derby, without disruption or inconvenience to the business.

The staff at TAB Computers have provided IT support to Raygar for the past 10 years and in that time have watched the company grow and modify their working practices to the extent that their old IT infrastructure was starting to slow their business down.

TAB Computers remit from Raygar was to change the old Microsoft SBS 2003 server for the most up to date SBS 2011 server on a full domain, whilst the company remained open to the public and without inconvenience to either Raygar or their customers.

This was achieved over a weekend by a small team of TAB Computers engineers, with the criteria that at 7.30am on the Monday morning, Raygars’ staff would be able to log on to their workstations in the shop, the warehouse, sales and accounts offices and not notice any difference to their previous way of working.

Ipads, Iphones and Android phones should all still be able to log in to the server to send and receive e-mail. Network printers should still work as before, with users desktops and My Documents folders remaining intact. This was all achieved and Raygars’ Managing Director Ray Garlick has provided TAB Computers with very positive feedback about the way the changeover was achieved.

The Microsoft SBS 2011 software provides a raft of new features unavailable in SBS 2003 including Exchange Server 2010 with its enhanced email features and with a new 64 bit HP ML110 G7 server with Xeon processer and 16Gb of RAM, the data processing times and network speeds have significantly increased and are already showing positive benefits for Raygar in terms of time and money savings.

Reports that previously took them 25 minutes to process and print off are now taking 4 minutes. Ray is very switched on to the idea that investment in a new IT infrastructure at this stage of Raygars’ development, will rapidly pay for itself in terms of increased speed and productivity in the longer term.

To discuss an upgrade to your existing network, or the installation of a new network, from a simple peer to peer workgroup to a full domain spanning multiple sites, please give TAB Computers a call and a member of our team would be happy to talk you through the benefits and options, or visit you to carry out an IT audit at your business premises free of charge.

If you would like further details about the IT support that Tab Computers can provide for your business, from simple one off ad-hoc support, to unlimited IT support, then please get in touch with us by either phone or email and a member of our Microsoft qualified staff would be happy to discuss your requirements with you.

 

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