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New server or move to the cloud?

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Many organizations we talk to are starting to think about their next server upgrade. Here are some common questions we get. Do I need a server? What about the cloud? Is there a less expensive way? These are all good questions. The answers can really depend on your needs. Do I need a server? The general purpose of a server is to deliver functionality to users, typically in the local office. If you are only storing files and don’t have applications installed on the server, you may be able to use a cloud-based file sharing and sync tool and move…

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Operating Systems: Why Windows Home Edition won’t cut it

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In this second installment of our “Is Consumer Grade enough for your business?” series, we’re going to look at the Windows operating systems. This comparison really goes hand-in-hand with our post on computers, as Consumer Grade computers generally come with Windows Home versions pre-installed. Most small businesses with more than a few computers have them connected to a server, creating a network. The majority of these servers run Microsoft Windows Small Business Server (SBS), which includes Windows Server and Exchange software. This allows the network to communicate with all of the components that are connected together, i.e. other computers, data…

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Computers: Is Consumer Grade enough for your business?

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Sure, it’s enticing. You’ll save money right now if you run out to your local big box store or hop online and purchase that computer or that combo firewall/wireless router that’s on sale. But is that money saved really worthwhile for your business in the long run? They say that a penny saved is a penny earned, but when it comes to your businesses technology, that penny saved may cost you a lot more later on down the road. The main reason is that the majority of equipment sold at the big box stores are for home users and aren’t…

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