Expert Expert advice on upgrading computer systems for a department with 20 users..
Posted on 2005-03-09
Hi all I need some expert advice on upgrading the computers on a medium office department. Currently we are using computers with P-II 233-433 Mhz Processors with 128 MB RAM on some computers and 198 on some other computers. Operating system we are running is windows 98. All the systems are Novell clients and need to connect to domain. Users work on Microsoft Office products like word, access applications, powerpoint and Corel products. Another important application they need to use is Groupwise email client. Problems are mainly frequent lock ups, slow booting, Giving win 98 error messages like missing files or corrupted files. I can say all the users are so frustrated with the slow computers and frequent freezing. I thought of upgrading the OS from 98 to XP but I guess if I do that systems may become too slow as alll the computers have minimum configuration. And most of the network cards are outdated and dlink stopped support for them. My question is when can a small department like this can upgrade or buy new systems. And do you think the above mentionend reasons are good enough to suggest the boss to spare some budget to upgrade the systems and give the users better working environment. Please post your comments on this...