Can a server really help your business? So many small business owners seem to think otherwise. The argument is that the old XP or Windows 2000 professional sitting in a corner is doing just fine. But that is a disaster waiting to happen and a great drag on productivity. Servers are built for storing things in a central location which ultimately saves everyone a lot of time, effort and stress. Think about it for a minute. With your corporate files in a central location, there is less need for your workers or users to try and figure out where a specific file is or who is currently using a specific document. Servers also make it very easy to collaborate on numerous projects and whenever someone updates a file, the new information is instantly available to all.
The use of a server is a big money saver. The return on investment can be dramatic as it increases productivity through the provision of a platform that makes it easy to find and share documents easily, collaborate on projects and automate many routine tasks.
Servers can also be a boost to the confidence your clients have of your ability to safeguard their sensitive data. Security is built into most server Operating Systems as is automatic backup utilities. Point of contact is limited and there is accountability since you can see who accessed information from your server logs. In this age of e-mails and scheduling, remote access, intranets, and internet, it is a good investment to consider migrating to a client/server environment. Today’s client/server networks are simple and cost-effective to administer. It is even possible now with some systems to get automatic e-mail alerts if something is out of place.