Technology Networking Social
•How does your Technology Measure Up?
•Virtual Server Space Rental: An alternative to consider!
•Talkswitch VoIP Phone System: SMALL Wonder!
Marvin A. Nurse
Director of Technology Services
(919) 556-0709 x152
How Does Your Technology Measure Up?
11 ‘Must Do’ Standards’:
1. Reliable Internet Broadband Connection
2. Appropriate Network Environment
3. Minimum PC Configuration
4. Standard OS (Workstation & Server)
5. Firewall Installed
6. Anti-Virus software installed and up-to-date
7. Secure Internet Browsing *
8. Email Protection
9. Strong Password Policy
11. BACKUP mission critical data
•VMWare: The company that produces „Virtualization‟
•Virtual Server: A fully functional server residing on a
physical server hardware
•File Server: Basically a computer that stores files for
access by other computers.
•Traditional Server Environment: Separate physical
servers performing different functions. (File Server, Email
Server, Web Server, Application…)
•Enterprise IT: Term used to describe all of an
organization‟s telecommunications networking services
and equipment. (How your IT infrastructure is designed)
Why are we considering
Consideration: Total Cost of Ownership
•Hardware Costs: $1500 - $3500 per server
•Software: OS, Application, Security
•Personnel : $45,000 - $90,000/yr
•Maintenance Cost: Service Warranty
Most servers and desktops resources today are utilized on an
average of 8-15% of their total capacity, leaving most of the total
resources unused. Since traditional servers
are powered “on” 100% of the time, they consume 60-90% of the
Workload power, even when idle.
Up Next: What is
Video Presentation by
Dan Chu, Director of
Products at WMWare
Why Virtual Server
Virtual Server Space:
•allows clients to utilize traditional server capabilities without
purchasing, provisioning and operating a server environment.
•Clients may store and access business data stored on a virtual
server from a high-speed internet connection… as if they are
retrieving data from a traditional server
•provides a solution to high capital cost server requirements at a
fraction of the cost, while providing the power and technology
needed to get the work done. All this with easily expandable
resources as client‟s requirements grow.
Benefits of A Virtual Server Space:
•Environmentally Healthy: Energy Efficient
•NO capital cost hardware needed: ROI for hardware is distributed
amongst other capital improvement needs…
•No additional cost for peripheral hardware: DuBois hardware
provides security, connectivity, storage and „up-time‟.
•No Hardware Administration: Routine maintenance is performed on
by our trained staff
•YOU are in control: If you want to shutdown your server, you can!
(IT helpdesk is available to turn it back on…)
Virtual Storage Value!
• Data Availability
• Managing IT Costs
• Facilitate Storage Consolidation
• Business Continuity
How does it work?
1. Create Virtual Server/Configure (Microsoft Server 2003)
2. Configure Account Access (Server Access)
3. Provide Clients with access information (Remote Access)
4. Start Virtual Server Instance
The phone system for Small Businesses!
TalkSwitch phone systems provide all the features
your non-profit or small business needs from easy
call management to allowing the integration with your
email system, and delivering advanced calling capabilities
that keep you, your staff and associates connected.
•Music On-Hold, Dial-by-name directory
•Ring groups, Call queue
•Toll restriction, Auto fax detection
•Call back/call bridge
•Call pickup, Auto attendant
What Do Talkswitch Systems Do?
•TalkSwitch is the fully hybrid small business phone system. It
works with traditional and Voice over IP (VoIP) lines and can be
used in a company with 2–64 users. TalkSwitch systems improve
your image, save you money and keep you connected everywhere.
• All the main features of large phone systems at a small system
• Designed specifically with small businesses in mind; easy to
install and manage (70% of users install the system themselves).
• TalkSwitch phone systems grow with you as your business
expands; you only buy the capacity you need at the current time.
For further information, please contact Technology Services @
Why Invest In a Talkswitch Phone Sys
•Inexpensive: Cost effective small business phone system
•Remote extensions: Integrate any external phone (cell, home,
phone, etc) with the TalkSwitch system
•Call cascade: Route calls to any phone quickly
•Owner-friendly: Easy to install, use and maintain
•Simple call management: Call Management
•Attendant console software: Visual call control from your
•Call Reporting: Detail call reporting (opt)
•Client prioritization: Attendant console
•Flexibility: Analog/VoIP phones without expensive add-ons
•Expandability: Scalable (grows with your business)
•AND MUCH MORE….RE….