I will be meeting with a new business today and I am drafting some questions that will help me to identify the requirements of the new system? Someone proofread these questions and may be check is I am missing any smart questions that will help me to create the best solution for my new client.
What Operating System is your Server/s running?
What application are you currently running?
Which one is the most important application that you utilize in your organization and what does it do?
How many users there are in the organization?
Are they working from the office or do they work from home?
If working from home how are they currently connecting?
What email do you use?
Do you have an Exchange server on site or do you use a web hosting email service?
What are the requirements of your system?
Do you use VPN to connect in your current environment?
What kind of security do you provide to your clients?
What kind of data do you store?
What kind of firewall do you have installed?
Who is your internet service provider?
What backup solution do you have in place?
Licensing - How many Windows licenses do you own?
Are your application Windows based or Web Portals?
Do you have a domain controller in your organization?
Application comp ability with the new system?
Are the users having issues with the current system ?
There are any features or capabilities that you would like to see in the new system that currently you don’t have ?