Computer servers for small businesses: You know what a desktop computer or pc is, a laptop computer is. You probably are using one at your business already but may not be aware of what a small business computer server does?
Here's a brief description for you: Computer servers at many small businesses serve data to staff, suppliers, management. Depending on the size of the company and the number of users one small server could be set up as an Email server, File server, print server, database server. In a nutshell a server helps you store your company's electronic files in one centralised location from where anyone who has the right set of access rights can access it.
Why is a small server better than a desktop pc for your business? If you have a spreadsheet stored on your desktop / laptop computer only you can access it at any point in time, if a member of staff needs access to it you need to copy it onto to a usb stick or a cd and give it to him / her. Can you imagine what would happen if many members of staff require access to that piece of data? If changes are made to that spreadsheet it can be difficult to propagate those changes to staff members. On the other hand if your business has a small computer server and this spreadsheet is stored on there it's a doddle to enable access to it simultaneously.
Can I use my desktop pc as a small business computer server?
Yes you can. but it's advisable that you don't. Why? Because many people access the server at the same time the software and hardware in a server is extra strong to withstand the load. If you use a desktop pc that's not setup for this kind of load it will crash or will be so slow that not much work gets done.
How can you help?
Our business server solutions include:
1. Server hardware and software installations and configuration.
2. Remote business server monitoring solutions.
3. Server disaster recovery planning.
4. Small business server data backup and recovery.
5. Wired and wireless network installations and troubleshooting.
Get in touch with us if you require more information about how servers for your small business can improve productivity and reduce costs.