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papawham
We are a small business with just 14 personnel. Currently we have 3 personnel who work from their homes and have direct VPN connections to the office network including VoIP phones.
Due to the economy we are looking at reducing the size of our rented office space, and having all of our technical personnel work from home.
Steps we are looking at:
1. Move our servers to an off-site-location for support and maintenance.
2. Setup 8 additional direct VPN connections for personnel to work from home, this will include VoIP phones from the main Network VoIP system.
a. Technical support person will need to meet daily and utilize a whiteboard for project listing that are being worked on that week. Other interoffice communication will be thru IM/Email
3. Server maintenance/updates/backup will be handled by remote connection with Backup being completed via VPN to remote backup (Network Storage Drive).
Has anyone looked at this type of setup or have any suggestions.
Thank you in advance
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    CharlieSpencer

    I'd talk to a cloud provider. This sounds like a good fit. Of course, you may not wind up saving any money.

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    CharlieSpencer

    I'd talk to a cloud provider. This sounds like a good fit. Of course, you may not wind up saving any money.

    Try reposting this in the 'Q&A' forum. The 'Discussion' forum is for matters of general discussion, not specific problems in search of a solution. The 'Water Cooler' is for non-technical discussions. You can submit a question to 'Q&A' here:

    http://www.techrepublic.com/forum/questions/post?tag=mantle_skin;content

    There are TR members who specifically seek out problems in need of a solution. Although there is some overlap between the forums, you'll find more of those members in 'Q&A' than in 'Discussions' or 'Water Cooler'.

    Be sure to use the voting buttons to provide your feedback. Voting a '+' does not necessarily mean that a given response contained the complete solution to your problem, but that it served to guide you toward it. This is intended to serve as an aid to those who may in the future have a problem similar to yours. If they have a ready source of reference available, perhaps won't need to repeat questions previously asked and answered. If a post did contain the solution to your problem, you can also close the question by marking the helpful post as "The Answer".