Have you ever wondered “Does my business need to get a server?” When you really start considering this, here are a few of things you might want to think about. Do we need to be able to access files from remote locations? Are we concerned whether our files are being backed up? Are any of our files updated by several people regularly? If you said yes to any of these, there is a good chance a small business server is for you.Over at Startupnation there is a good article on the reasons you might want to buy a small business server. Here are a few key reasons from the article listed below.[starlist]
Do you know exactly how much you spend on IT support for your office? To get to this number, you need to first look at your company financials. Let’s break this down.
First, see if there is a place within your expenses that will accommodate “technology.” The typical account is “professional services” but you really need a sub-account; something like “IT support costs”. If you already have something like this, look carefully at the transactions because more often than not, equipment costs have been placed under the same umbrella, and really they need to be moved into a different account for assets or a capital expenditure.
There are countless types of systems, software, and hardware out there that require support, maintenance, and specialized knowledge to run efficiently and effectively. When something breaks breaks in your office, who do you want to call? Someone paid by the hour, who is in and out as fast as possible? Or would you rather call someone who knows you and your business and wants to not just fix your problem, but make sure it take steps to stop the problem from happening again?
There is a great article over on Carolina Newswire on how to determine if managed services are right for you. Here are a few of the key points that they cover:
The New York Times reported yesterday that the nation’s third largest telcom, CenturyLink, has announced plans to purchase the data center services company Savvis for $2.5 billion.
This comes as no surprise to industry insiders who have seen other telco giants like Verizon make similar moves recently.