little background, i have started working for an office place that has about 20 staff, all computers are hooked up through wifi, they use dropbox instead of a server so people can access stuff at home. but they have it fully downloaded on to each computer. then they use a spreadsheet to create invoices that are about 5000kb!?!.
from what i am seeing, it looks like each time a person access a document on the dropbox, it then uploads it to the dropbox, then downloads it to everyones computer. so each time one is access we download 95mb?? and if we touch 100 a day its like 10gb? (my math might be off, but i dont need to be exact). so thats crazy.
i am trying to get them to switch to a server, but we have opened a second location and lots of people work from home, so they want the ease of dropbox and being to access it anywhere.
i am thinking of setting up a computer, without a user, that would be the only one hooked up to dropbox, and then everyone would network to that computer to access the stuff. but it would still upload to dropbox. so my question, would this work? what should i look for in a computer? does it need a lot of ram, or just memory?