Do we Need and Exchange Box at our satellite location
Posted on 2007-08-05
We have a problem with email being extremely slow to open for people who use the exchange container as their default as opposed to a pst file.
We have an office of 120 people. 30% of the people exchance files using emails that range from 2-5 mb most of the time. 5-10mb files a quartter of the time and up to 20 mb.
Our exchange server resides at the corporate office and we connect on a Point to Point using a T-1. The server is an exchange 2000 server using enterprise server. It will be upgraded to 2003 at the end of the month.
My problem is the IT Director has run some tests and measured spikes and thinks the problem with a slow connection is due to people doing things such as streaming, files sharing programs, and such things. I've gone through and haven't found too much abuse.
My thoughts are we need an exchange box at our location and not via poin to point. IT is resistant to that and I want to know if there are other options that you can think of out there
Thanks in advance....