I have been appointed a tech support role for a business of around 20 users all on a workgroup , no domain or active directory . It is an adhoc network all with different machines , laptops and phones
There is currently a slow Netgear NAS drive on the network , here spreadsheets , pdf's , videos and much more is stored here . Currently users have file paths mapped to their client machines so that their work is saved to the NAS in a certain folder .
Our Senior members of staff want to access this NAS drive while working at home or during a business meeting , even from tablets and Smartphones . Currently this has not been set up for remote access. Historically the NAS did have a Net-gear operating system which allowed remote access through a very clunky interface however - though this would be too difficult for most poeple here , hence why no one uses it remotely yet
The vision I had was to have the NAS backed up and synced ( real time) with a cloud solution ( Dropbox / Google Drive /Box) . I imagined that staff could then work from home and see the files and folders which have been synced with the NAS . This I would imagine be able to accessed from thier laptop / tablet or phone and also rewrite the NAS storage where a file had been updated
Our fear currently is that the NAS Drive fails , that all this valuable business data would be lost . I can see some challenges which Cloud storage could bring, for example permissions , security ect
I would like to hear from anyone who could guide me to make the right choice