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October 11, 2012 7:41:52 AM

Hello,
Hello,
Currently I own a small office which provides Ayurveda medical service. The operations of the office are done manually and paper based. The customer (patients and business clients) base is around 10000 patients. MS Excel, MS Word is used to manage the data. Few of operations that we do are

1. Creating Case paper of patient,
2. Storing history of a patient.
3. Treatment logging
3. Billing
4. Purchase orders for pharmacy
5. Printing of prescription
6. Maintain sales of medical retail n wholesale

For obvious reasons of efficiency, ease of operation and business expansion we want to go for a paperless office. In new setup my 5 associates will be provided desktop computers where they can log their data. A main machine/server should be able to access the data of all computers and has facility to do data consolidation, reports drawing, backup activity.
Can you suggest the Reliable hardware(desktops,server,routers) in this context and the probable choice of software setups.
Thank you!

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October 11, 2012 10:41:56 AM
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you will most likely need a NAS and a couple of computers linked to that NAS(network server)

heres a potential NAS build.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k0mB

id also consider a RAID card since it helps with data redundancy so if a drive fails (they do), you are protected. you then hookup the drive to the raid card and you can then easily change RAID settings and add new drives to the drive pool if 3tb is not enough (for 2 hard drives, id recommend RAID 1 (2 drives mirror each other)

take out the windows 7 premium. you will need windows home server or you can run linux of some sort


your computers
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k0ng

with windows 7 pro, you can remote desktop in from another computer on the network that could come in handy
there is not much storage since id assume that you would be storing all of that on the NAS. the SSD is there to increase the system responsiveness
October 26, 2012 2:29:33 AM

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October 31, 2012 2:36:16 AM

TheBigTroll said:
you will most likely need a NAS and a couple of computers linked to that NAS(network server)

heres a potential NAS build.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k0mB

id also consider a RAID card since it helps with data redundancy so if a drive fails (they do), you are protected. you then hookup the drive to the raid card and you can then easily change RAID settings and add new drives to the drive pool if 3tb is not enough (for 2 hard drives, id recommend RAID 1 (2 drives mirror each other)

take out the windows 7 premium. you will need windows home server or you can run linux of some sort


your computers
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k0ng

with windows 7 pro, you can remote desktop in from another computer on the network that could come in handy
there is not much storage since id assume that you would be storing all of that on the NAS. the SSD is there to increase the system responsiveness


Dear Sir, Thank you for your reply.Recently i came across NComputing M300 Virtual Desktop Kit as one of the possible low cost efficient solutions for my requirement. The concept of M300 is easy to understand. Do you forsee any potential risks going with that hardware setup?

Warm Regards
April 8, 2013 10:58:35 PM

orchids said:
TheBigTroll said:
you will most likely need a NAS and a couple of computers linked to that NAS(network server)

heres a potential NAS build.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k0mB

id also consider a RAID card since it helps with data redundancy so if a drive fails (they do), you are protected. you then hookup the drive to the raid card and you can then easily change RAID settings and add new drives to the drive pool if 3tb is not enough (for 2 hard drives, id recommend RAID 1 (2 drives mirror each other)

take out the windows 7 premium. you will need windows home server or you can run linux of some sort


your computers
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k0ng

with windows 7 pro, you can remote desktop in from another computer on the network that could come in handy
there is not much storage since id assume that you would be storing all of that on the NAS. the SSD is there to increase the system responsiveness


Dear Sir, Thank you for your reply.Recently i came across NComputing M300 Virtual Desktop Kit as one of the possible low cost efficient solutions for my requirement. The concept of M300 is easy to understand. Do you forsee any potential risks going with that hardware setup?

Warm Regards


The NComputing M300 would be a great fit for this environment. Only limitation of he M300 vs the slightly more expensive L300 is the distance limitations between workstations. The M300 has one large client and two smaller clients that connect to the large. The small clients need to be with-in a close proximity to the large client (~5m). If the employees are going to be in separate rooms, I would strongly recommend the L300. It sounds like your workload is relatively low so you should be able to host the NComputing workstations with limited resources.
April 8, 2013 11:02:42 PM

TheBigTroll said:
you will most likely need a NAS and a couple of computers linked to that NAS(network server)

heres a potential NAS build.
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k0mB

id also consider a RAID card since it helps with data redundancy so if a drive fails (they do), you are protected. you then hookup the drive to the raid card and you can then easily change RAID settings and add new drives to the drive pool if 3tb is not enough (for 2 hard drives, id recommend RAID 1 (2 drives mirror each other)

take out the windows 7 premium. you will need windows home server or you can run linux of some sort


your computers
http://pcpartpicker.com/p/k0ng

with windows 7 pro, you can remote desktop in from another computer on the network that could come in handy
there is not much storage since id assume that you would be storing all of that on the NAS. the SSD is there to increase the system responsiveness


A much more cost effective way of setting this up would be using a host server with NComputing workstations. No need for a large NAS set-up and infrastructure. All the workstations would be accessing and sharing the resources of the host computer OS. You could get an entry level server with a couple good size HDD's in a RAID 1 and store all of your data locally on the server.
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