Top 5 Reasons To Get a Server For Your Business
Are you thinking about getting a server for your small business but aren't sold on the reasons why? North Sydney IT, an IT support and IT services provider to small and medium businesses, shows you the top 5 reasons you need to get a server.
1. Make data easier to manage
It can be very frustrating going from PC to PC looking for the file that you need. Hassling co-workers to send you the latest update wastes not only your time, but also theirs. By centralizing all the data on a single server that all your PC's are connected to, these problems are eliminated. Sharing data will become a lot easier, and the total cost of ownership for your IT environment gets lowered because the storage and processing requirements for PC's is less now the server is taking on much of the burden.
2. Enable mobile employees
Attracting employees to work in small business can be tough. Dated technology causing frustrations it is even more difficult. Modern business is happening everywhere, and modern employees expect to be able to work wherever they are. Microsoft's SBS2008 comes with Terminal Server licenses, which allows out-of-office employees to have remote access to the network. Other great features include Remote Web Workplace (RWW) which allows remote access to files and RPC over HTTP which allows mobile employees to connect through the internet to the server securely allowing them to access emails as if they were in the office.
3. Backups and disaster recovery
Access to business data is critical now for all businesses, whether large or small. If a PC fails and data is lost, it can cost countless dollars and valuable time trying to recover it. With a server, everything is made easier. Whether using the in-built capabilities of SBS2008 or specialized back-up software such as Symantec, when all the business data is in one place it is simple to configure timely back-ups and potentially save your business from disaster.
4. Single domain emails
A server running MS Exchange will allow your business to consolidate email accounts using the one domain. If you have a website such at www.yourbusiness.com.au, with a little configuration all employees will be able to have email addresses such as
and so on. This not only looks professional, but makes it much easier to remember compared to
5. Sharing resources
Printing without a server is a hassle. If employees often need to share hardware such as printers and fax machines, implementing a server will save a lot of time and money. Not only this, but a server allows your business to share software applications and enable many features on an IP telephony system. Most new technologies will now assume that a server is in place as they offer server and client versions designed to work together to provide the maximum benefits.
For more information, why not talk to an expert. North Sydney IT's infrastructure support team can guide you through the process in simple, easy to understand language.