My first server – what you need to know

Being an entrepreneur is never easy. The long hours, sacrifice and pressures are often necessary to achieve a dream. When it comes to making IT investments, when is the “right time” to purchase a server? This big first step shouldn’t be viewed with trepidation or anxiety. For some small businesses a peer-to-peer network might work as a good starting point but as you need to scale, it just won’t cut it.

According to IDC, about two-thirds of small businesses using PCs as servers are open to purchasing a server to support business operations. The same can be said for only one-third of those small businesses currently without any server infrastructure.

In order to scale, collaborate, and protect your data a dedicated server will be necessary. Even on a very limited budget, Dell can help minimize the complexity and headaches associated with this IT purchase for the entrepreneur. We do this by offering complete solutions for small businesses and remote offices including all of the hardware, software, services and support from a single point of contact at a competitive price. All the hassles and complexity of running your IT have been addressed.

Sometime in the next few weeks, Dell will refresh key entry level servers with Intel’s new Xeon E3-1200 series, including the Intel Core i3-2100 processors for our small business and remote customers. Dell started off in a college dorm room almost 26 years ago. We never lost sight of that fact. An entrepreneurial spirit has always been part of Dell. Our entry level servers carry on bootstrapped tradition by enabling users to do more with less with the right balance of performance, reliability and security to meet the needs of small to midsized businesses and branch offices alike. So stay tuned, we’re about set to launch a complete solutions portfolio targeting the SMB market.

About the Author: Antonio Julio