Servers are specifically designed to provide file storage, file sharing, resource sharing (like printers) and other services, to multiple computers. It is a physical computer dedicated to running one or more such services, to serve the needs of programs running on other computers on the same network.
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 ‘server’ computer may actually be within their
Servers are specifically designed to provide file
storage, file sharing, resource sharing (like printers) and other services, to
multiple computers. It is a
physical computer dedicated to running one or more such services, to serve the
needs of programs running on other computers on the same network.
also help you: • better find and manage business-critical
information in one consolidated location; • store large chunks of information, enabling
individual PCs to perform better; • access up-to-date customer information quickly; • share email and calendaring details between your
team; • protect your information by making back-ups
easier; • provide secure access to email & calendars,
other files or to your entire office PC, from another internet-connected
computer; • better manage security features and monitor
threats to your computer systems.
Does that all sound like it’s 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 ‘Small Business Server’ bundles, with the hardware and software needed
for a business with as little as 5 staff. There are many servers that can suit your
needs and that is within your companys budget. If you are looking for a long
haul you may want to take that first step. I have listed some reasons and
factors below whether you are capable of getting a server for your company
some factors that indicate your business may be ready for a server:
• You need to consolidate & arrange your files
(you can't always find what you need when you need it). • You are worried about whether all of your
important files are secure and are being backed up. • You need to share hardware such as printers and
fax machines for two or more PCs. • You have employees who travel, frequently
telecommute, or work off-site, and would benefit from accessing what’s back in
the office. • You keep adding more files onto your PCs and
running out of disk space. • You'd like to run accounting software or other
line-of-business applications on more than one PC. • Your business is growing and plans to add new
computers and employees or even a second location.
As with any technology purchasing decision, you
need to discuss your business needs and plans with your trusted I.T. advisor to
see if it’s the right time for a server. You may be looking for aggressive
growth, stability or even expense reduction this year, so you’ll want to focus
first on the server features that will support your goals. You also need to
ensure that you’re 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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