Im not too sure who is best placed to help me or if i will just need advice (for which I am happy to pay) or to have a solution implements.
We are a Bookkeeping business based in Australia with a back office operation in Manila. We run MYOB and Quickbooks over a server (mostly MYOB) and the sever we currently use has 2X Client as its management software. The server is in a data centre in Sydney.
The server allows us and our clients to operate the MYOB files which is very helpful as it minimises the transfer of files (this has caused problems in the past)
But there are problems:
1. Its amazingly expensive
2. It's incredibly slow in Manila (the internet pipe is not direct)
3. Clients hate it because unless they have a high quality connection it fails - they also have issues printing and invoicing,
We have tested using Dropbox as an alternative to a server - and it seems to work ok as long as you pause and restart the sync after each use, but I have concerns about how best to back this up and I dont really have a solution.
I would like either a solution to back sort this out, or someone to design an alternative solution ( not sure dropbox is ideal)
Now I understand that i may get some ideas of people who do not win the project. I will do what I can to recongnise that through some payment.
Happy to field a range of solutions to this problem