Give that old computer a new life. Don’t Trash Your Old PC from Law.com is a step-by-step guide on how to use an old PC as a primary or backup server.
In this age of disposable everything, upgrading means “out with the old, in with the new.” But it doesn’t have to be that way. Many older machines may still be physically working well but just haven’t kept up with the speed demands of the Internet and current software requirements. Small firms and solos can really benefit from reworking older machines to become storage or servers. Brian R. Harris, IT director for American Lawyer Media-Pennsylvania, walks you through the necessary steps.