3D Displays has been manufacturing and supplying acrylic displays and POS shop equipment for over forty years and provide everything needed to make great looking retail displays as well as offering a bespoke service.
As a successful mail order and internet business based in Faversham, Kent, but supplying both nationally and internationally, we have been well-served over the years by a Microsoft Small Business Server.
When Microsoft called time and the popular SBS line was discontinued choices were limited: going cloud-based was out of the question and an enterprise-class server was overkill.
In talking to our IT partners, Invicta Linux, we were recommended to take a look at a new server range - EOS (Easy Office Server).
Built on the secure and popular Ubuntu operating system, the EOS supports three servers in one robust box:
The file server acts just like our existing server, providing file storage, security and authentication.
The second server within EOS is our email server, Connect. This primarily web-based email solution appealed to us due to its simplicity and it was very reassuring before committing, to see a demonstration at Invicta Linux's headquarters and to hear it is an award-winning alternative to Exchange and supports Outlook.
The third server within EOS is a private cloud server. We have found this offers us huge benefits including secure file sharing and email notifications with both colleagues and our clients, access from anywhere, and version control and document collaboration in real-time.
The private cloud is available using a web browser from any machine. On top of this, we can create ‘portals’ for clients and suppliers and share files and folders with them.
Installation was carried out in a day by efficient and friendly staff with minimum downtime, and full training was given to ensure that all staff at 3D Displays felt comfortable with the system and were able to carry out administration functions.
Now, we can access our emails from anywhere, have a robust file server and can use our private cloud to share files, documents, photos etc, with our UK and international colleagues, customer and suppliers.
EOS has given 3D Displays added functionality as well as mobility allowing us to do most of our work from any workstation, anywhere.- Stefan Walker, Director