Is your business ready for a server?
Many small business owners assume that a server is beyond their business needs or budget and they go without the technology or use an older, desktop-based network to run business applications or share documents and printers to get by. What they are missing is a server with enhanced features designed to protect data, increase reliability and improve employee productivity in a business environment. Plus, today’s entry-level servers based on Intel technology are priced comparably to high-end desktop systems.
Use the checklist below to determine if your business is ready for a server, or if it’s time to upgrade existing server technology, and which server processors from Intel are right for your business needs.
Is it time for your first server?
Consider these questions to determine if your business is ready for the advantages of a server:
- Does your staff depend on files stored on a central computer?
- Do multiple users remotely access the same data?
- Do you host your own Web site, share printers, engage in e-commerce or use a database?
- Are you concerned about costs associated with potential system downtime and data breaches?
Find out which processor is right for your business server.
Is it time to replace your old server?
These questions can help you decide if it’s time to upgrade your old server(s):
- Is your business growing (volume, employees, additional offices)?
- Are the volumes of e-mail and site visits you receive impacting responsiveness?
- Do you want to consolidate systems to reduce maintenance cost?
- Is old hardware preventing software upgrades on business applications?