Servers for Small Business: Necessary?

Okay, so one of the things that we do best at Panacea Solutions is collaborate. How do we collaborate? We communicate! We are consistently in constant direct and indirect communication with one another and our customers. We like to stay on top of things with all of our customers by managing and keeping up-to-date with their needs. We pay very close attention to the continuous advancements in technology. We provide the best only because we continually strive to be the best. That is how we define excellence. That is our one purpose, our one goal, our one drive. Hey, that reminds me, have you ever heard of OneDrive? In all seriousness, I know most of us have heard of it or have been bombarded by pop-ups about it on our PCs. But have you considered using it as part of your business model?

If you are a small business owner, here are a couple of things you may have heard to "better run your business":


At one time or another you may have been presented with the concept of managing all of your information technology assets from a single device; a server. Having a server can be a wonderful thing.

If managed properly, a server will store and connect file shares within a company, manage user accesses and permissions, and provide individually configured segmented accesses for machines and users on the company's network.

It can even be used for patch management, setting group policies (group policy 2) (group policy 3), line of business application management, remote desktop management . . . the list goes on and on.

But, interestingly enough, most small businesses do not take full advantage of these capabilities. Most servers are used mainly for hosting a centralized file-sharing hub and adding or removing users so they can access and update those basic day-to-day files.

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