Hi, Our architecture firm currently has 4 employees. If business goes nuts and we expand back to the biggest we've ever been, we'd have ten. Don't need to go crazy. All our crappy old systems are a decade old and failing, we've all got iphones and like em, and I've leveraged that to singlehandedly convince the boss to let me dump our outdated exchange server 03 and switch everything over to Apple. So here's what I'm thinking. Going simple & lean & clean: 1. imacs for everyone - even the base models have 4x the power we need, so no mac pro needed) 2. Some kind of NAS - our current server has a 160GB drive which after a decade is still only half full, so a mirrored 1TB will be plenty. Maybe a Drobo or? 3. Switch our email over to Gmail-based. Looks like we can even mask our domain name over theirs with a little effort. Gonna try that this weekend. 4. Avast AV 5. Online backups, maybe Mozy, etc Concerns: 1. Not sure how we handle thousands of shared contacts between gmail or entourage or apple mail. 2. How do we format an NAS so that it can be written to by our windows workstations and our macs alike? Never used an NAS, but I'm thinking it's like a simple shared drive between all the systems we'll have plugged into this 24port switch here. 3. I'll probably keep this Barracuda firewall. Hopefully that doesn't give me any surprises. 4. Print server or just shared printers? Has anyone done this? Any recommendations on hardware or software? Any thoughts at all would be greatly appreciated. I'm kinda sticking my neck out on this one, & hoping I'm not a turkey with a tree stump under me. Thanks! Pete It'd be kind of cool to illustrate how to put a small office together based entirely on mac.