How do you know when its time to invest in a server for your small business? If you have more than five employees, it's time to learn about the benefits a small business server network can offer. A network of computers connected by a server (or servers) is far more efficient than employees working on individual non-networked computers. For starters, you'll be able to access files more easily, better protect your business data, and perform computer security updates much more quickly and easily.
The good news is that you dont have to spend a lot of money on -- or hire an IT staff to maintain -- a small business server. So what do you need to know to make this decision? First, check out the slide show that our colleagues at our sister site Webopedia put together. It will walk you through the thought process, and it covers the main mistake that SMBs make, server 101 basics, the benefits a server provides and finally, a downloadable ebook to help you find the right server for your business.
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