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Need help with new site development

By tzutzasialbu ·
Our business wants to open another site and I need some help developing the project.

The new site will have a few offices that are not in the same building and they?ll be 20 miles far from the headquarters. There will be around 15 computers. My questions are:

- What equipment do I need to get this done (switch, router, etc.)?
- Should we have a T1 line or DSL is fine, too? (Budget always a problem)
- Is it worth it to have a DC on the new site or have user authenticate to main office?
- Should I put services like DHCP, DNS, print, file on the remote site server?
- The users at the new site need to access a HIPAA compliant database at the main office. Should I have them connect through SSL VPN to the main office or put the database on their site, too?
- Should I pull drops for these offices and put a switch or a hub in every office or have them wireless. There will be around 5 tiny offices on the new site, so is it worth it have them wireless connected or go with the regular cabling stuff?

Any help would be very appreciated.

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by CG IT In reply to Need help with new site d ...

here's a general rule of thumb on DC GCs for sites:

few users, no servers and reliable fast link, they don't need a DC GC.

here's another general rule of thumb on sites:

Management, users, are the ones who dictate what IT needs are. One then designs the infrastructure to meet those needs.

Can't answer the questions you pose because there isn't enough information on what both management and users wants.

HIPAA privacy and portability requirements will dictate the how and where concerning your HIPAA database. A broad, general statement like is SSL VPN adequate does not address all the HIPAA requirements on end to end.

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by Jim S. In reply to Need help with new site d ...

My input on the T1 DSL part is to go with the T1.

Many computers can be connected to a T1 network without affecting the speed or liability of the connection.

A T1 line works digitally to transmit information over the Internet and provide a high speed connection to computers in the network. It uses 23 channels with pulse code modulation signals to provide the speedy and reliable connection to the network.

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