A friend of mine is putting together a small company (SMB) and I was out looking for some helpful pointers to select some technology, and couldn’t find anything all that impressive. I then did the same type of search for people like myself (SOHO). Again, bupkus.
So over at the NETGEAR blog today, I put up a post with some good tips for anyone who needs a little help selecting some basic technology for their new company. Click to read “Useful Tech Tips for SMB/SOHO“.
Where’s the comment field on that thar blog?
Anyway, as for routers, the netgears are indeed nice and I find easier to setup and configure than most. And by that, I mean get to some meaty configurations and implimentations, easier! That is the point, right.
But, one thing I find lacking in ALL routers these days, SOHO, home and maybe even ones for SMB would be the ability to offer some QOS services for network traffic, VOIP or other services. I think this is a must and should be included in at least the higher end versions of quality routers – but alas, it is not. Usually, this is only available as a hack, or a new OS load to a router on the market (not netgear versions unfortunatly) and I would never recommend an SMB to do anything like that with a primary router.
Check out the Microsoft Small Business Center http://www.microsoft.com/smallbusiness/
Nice use of the QuikPod…
Forgot to mention… IF you have a small business (Action Pack – it includes almost every piece of software that MS makes and it’s a godsend if you’re an individual/smb that works in tech and needs software.
Let’s try that last one again…
If you’re an individual or smb looking for software, go to the Microsoft Partner Website and take a look at the Action Pack.
$10,000 worth of software (10 licenses each) for $400/year.
Thanks for the extra tips guys (and the triple responses Andrew!). Anyone else have more to add?
One would think there’d be more out there…