A long standing customer, Memorabilia Giant, came to us looking for a ‘server’ solution for their business. The main issues they were facing were:
a) they have 1000’s of images from events, products in store, signings along with lots of other documents.
b) images and documents are scattered across several devices including laptops & phones.
c) staff members are often away from the store when they require images or documents.
In this example, purchasing a Microsoft Server Solution would have been prohibitively expensive and quite possibly overkill for their requirements. Using a pc as a ‘server’ wouldn’t have been appropriate either. It’s a far too basic solution that offers very little in the way of options for the modern business, especially the need to access data remotely.
In the end we installed a Synology 2 bay NAS ( Networked Attached Storage ).
We used a 2 disk version to create data redundancy, along with using an Uninterruptible Power Supply ( UPS ) and offsite data back-up.
Within a very short period of time the Synology has already started to pay dividends. The biggest saving: time
Staff can now work remotely, so they’re not tied to one location.
All of the team at Memorabilia Giant have made positive comments on how easy it is to store files in a central location particula images of their products. Having the server in place has changed the way they work, using the technology to work smarter.