Time for a Server?
When a business consists of more than one person, questions arise about how to share critical business information and technology resources such as printers.† Most small businesses start to link computers together with a network and are unaware that the benefits of a Ďserverí computer may actually be within their budget.†
Servers are specifically designed to provide file storage, file sharing, resource sharing (like printers) and other services, to multiple computers.† They can also help you:
Does that all sound like itís going to be expensive?† Well, servers are no longer confined to dedicated rooms, serving large corporations with large I.T. departments.† Many of the major manufacturers promote ĎSmall Business Serverí bundles, with the hardware and software needed for a business with as little as 5 staff.
Here are some factors that indicate your business may be ready for a server:
As with any technology purchasing decision, you need to discuss your business needs and plans with your trusted I.T. advisor to see if itís the right time for a server.† You may be looking for aggressive growth, stability or even expense reduction this year, so youíll want to focus first on the server features that will support your goals.† You also need to ensure that youíre not expecting technology to solve a problem that could be resolved with a change in your business processes.†
Talk to your local Computer Troubleshooter about whether now is the time to make the move and experience the benefits of a server computer in your business.
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