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August 23, 2008

Dirty secret of Enterprise Home Computing

Filed under: Home Office,On the cheep — Tags: , , , , , , — Bryan @ 2:11 pm

New isn’t always better in creating an Enterprise class network infrastructure in your own home. I call this concept Enterprise Home Computing, a term I define as using previous generation Enterprise class hardware in the home or home office environment.

One of the chief costs involved in setting up a home network where you are also hosting your own e-mail, web, or other services is computing hardware. Complicating this is the personal cost of time and out of pocket expense when you have a sudden system failure since you may not have the luxury to have a dead server sit for two weeks while you wait for your next paycheck (that e-mail you missed may have been a contract job lost).

So what do you do? Well, you buy name-brand hand-me-downs. Seriously. Keep reading to learn more…