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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Strengthen Your Business's Technology Infrastructure with a Server

By Brian Jensen (From Dell)

Many small businesses struggle with their technology infrastructure. Networking can be very complicated, and smaller organizations may not have full time IT staff on hand to implement a more advanced system. This often leaves small business on the trail end of advancing technology which can limit their business growth significantly.

Luckily, servers are becoming easier to use, and business owners who are moderately tech savvy will have no problems setting up a server to strengthen their company’s network. There are a number of benefits that come with using a server in your small business. Most importantly, servers can increase productivity, improve security and make backing up all of your files and data easier.

Increased Productivity

An ad hoc network can lead to problems with productivity. For example, many small business networks will set up their office printer on one PC, and the rest of the computers will print to it. Businesses can run into problems if the person who uses the computer that is attached to the printer turns off their machine when other people need to print. Other employees who need to use the printer will not be able to, and the problem can be made even worse if people who work over the weekend need to wait for the person whose computer is attached to the printer to come in Monday morning before they can print. This can lead to a great loss in productivity.

A centralized network with a server can increase productivity by ensuring that employees have access to network resources. Servers stay running all the time. With this, everyone can always have access to shared files, printers and anything else that the company needs. In addition, servers help companies stay secure by making sure that only people who need to use certain files and directories are able to access them. This can keep certain pieces of information from getting into the wrong hands. Servers were designed for collaboration of information and storing information properly. Companies can put valuable private information on a server where employees can access the information with proper credentials from anywhere. This ensures that information is protected but also accessible to all those who are interested. Learn more about the benefits of a server at dell.com

Backups Are Easier with a Server

When businesses operate using multiple separate computers, it can be difficult and time consuming to back up critical data. Computers that are not connected to a central server must be backed up individually. This can be very time consuming if there is a large number of workers who each have their own individual PCs. In addition, it can be very confusing to keep track of the backups. Backing up multiple computers can also waste a lot of hard drive space on each PC. It can also take a very long time to restore many different machines if power issues at the facility cause problems with all of the computers.

Servers help businesses store all of their data in a centralized location. When every computer is connected to a central server, all business data can be stored in one place. This means that backups only have to be performed once, and it is easy to catalog the stored data. In addition, network administrators only have to restore a single backup on the server if there are problems, and no critical data will be lost.

Brian Jensen works with Dell and has a passion for learning and writing about all things technology. Currently he is very interested in business development. You can learn more about business solutions here. In his spare time he enjoys traveling, cooking and spending time with his family.

1 comment:

Black said...

Most big size companies will need their own dedicated server to store all their files and run their apps.
I would recommend the dedicated server by Exabytes.
http://www.exabytes.my/servers/dedicated-server/