Start by asking yourself these questions:

When do I need a server?

Are you using two or more computers in your business?
By storing and organizing data in a core location, you can access and share files easily and manage business information more efficiently.

Do you have a mobile workforce?
Businesses with a mobile workforce (employees who work from home or frequently travel) definitely need a server. Your employees can remotely connect to the company network and access information and resources, no matter where they are.

Do your employees share documents between multiple computers?
If so, you risk losing important files, not to mention having multiple versions of vital documents. Servers provide a centralized location to store and organize important documents.
Can you afford to lose valuable files and data? Can it be replaced or restored?
A server can help you get organize data and help protect your business from lost and corrupted files. You can back up information from your sever to a dedicated backup and recovery system. Then, if some of your important business data is accidently deleted, lost or stolen, you can be confident your files are safely backed up and that you can restore these files again. With the multiple hard drives on a server and your backup systems, you can be confident that a crashed hard drive won’t wipe out your system again.

Do you need to host your own website?
When i Need a Server
A server lets you manage and develop your own website so you can conduct business more easily.

Do you need to share access to peripherals, such as printers and fax machines?
Servers let your entire office have access to these peripherals. Plus, servers take the load off your local computer and put the jobs into queues to print or fax next in line.

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