Hello, I am starting my own business soon. I am past the business plan writing stage and so on. The timeline has been drawn and I have around 6 months time now to officially get started. Apparently, I am a Mac fan. I love the experience of using my Air all the time. Anyhow, I am thinking seriously of using Mac OS in my business. It will be retail business for dental products. I have decided on the proper software (Point of Sale) which is Checkoutapp, and I was thinking of getting for my IT needs three new computers. Two iMacs for the office, an MBP for me on the road, and a mac mini server for the office. Now this brings me to my struggle. I am not an IT guy. I follow technology, really interested in it, and I have (at least I think, a pretty good idea about IT). Anyhow, I need help/guidance in several points. 1. Do you think its a good idea to base the entire set up on Apple's ecosystem? 2. The server.. will be used to back up the machines every night - do you guys have any ideas of backing up strategies other than onsite, time-machine based raid system? I want to feel really secure. What are my other options with the server? Do you think hosting my website on it is a good idea? 3. E-Mail client, do you think Mail is enough? Can I connect a fax machine to it? I am a fan of paperless office. Reliable enough? 4. Will I be able to access my office files/documents while I'm on the road using my MBP? 5. I am aware of the higher initial costs than getting Windows machines, but I am convinced that on the long run, I will be saving money. Do you guys think its a good idea? Not? Ok, why? 6. I am a build-it-yourself type of a person, how complicated do you think its going to be as a project? Time frame to get it all set up? Do you guys have any sources of information where I can educate myself on the matter more? Any suggestions will be really appreciate it. Thank you in advance!