Network Cost Estimate
With 18 years on the network side of
computers, many extras and configurations will be added but not discussed
here. If you want the best and most reasonable in the area, you found them.
We set up all our networks to be very low maintenance. In most cases except
for the once or twice a year server updates you may never need to see us
after initial setup.
FOR peer to peer (10 users maximum, 20 in low traffic enviroments
is best case scenario):
FOR dedicated server system (3+ users):
If you currently have Windows 98 or 2000.... about $30 per station for
network cards and setup. XP is glitchy... may be more $. (XP Home
cannot be networked very well, if at all.) Network switch and cable about
$11 per station. Backup options will be discussed on-site to figure out
what is best for your particular business. Most networks we have
set up in the 5-10 users have cost less than $500 total for everything.
Estimates are high so you can give to the bank.
Most Novell or Linux networks could
be configured here and shipped to your business, should you find you are
paying way too much in your area for networking. We could train your Administrator
over the phone and through the web for typical server and user maintenance
and upkeep. Since all Industry Standard Computers are made of compatible
parts, you would never need to ship computers back to us for repair, your
Administrator could replace parts on site. We can discuss secondary servers
and specialized backups for 365 / 24 hour a day businesses.
Server $500-$2500 for most small business.
Server for large business or businesses requiring massive storage about
$4000. (Most large businesses use about 4 GB of server space. If programs
and such have to reside on the server the worst we have seen is 16 GB.)
Server software, licenses and setup about $1500 for first 5 users and
about $30 per user for Windows 2000. Additional users for Linux or Novell
are more or less free.
10 work stations at about $800 each for Windows 2000 or XP Professional.
(XP Home is not networkable on Windows 2000 or 2003 Server!)
OR about $40 per current work station.
Figure about $11 per station for the Network Switch and cabling costs.
Maybe 1 hour ($35) per station for additional software setup or misc.
19+ ppm network laser printer are $700 - $2000 each.