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Top New Features in Windows Server 2012

There’s a lot of buzz surrounding the recently-released Windows Server 2012, Microsoft’s newest server operating system. This week, we’ll be covering some of the more impactful new features, including virtualization, storage spaces, IP address management and more. While those features are certainly large improvements, Microsoft has listed over 300 improvements over Windows Server 2008 R2. Here, we’ll explore some of the highlights.

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What is a Virtual Machine?

Before your business jumps into purchasing another server in order to add a new application to your IT infrastructure, you may want to consider virtualization. If used properly, virtualization (or the use of virtual machines) can help your business more effectively use its IT hardware.

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What is a server?

If your business has grown beyond you and a handful of employees, you’ve probably realized that your business needs a better way to share data–and often, that solution means buying your first server.

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3 Different Types of Servers

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When it comes to setting up a server in your business, you have plenty of options to choose from. Here, we’ll cover a few different types of servers and how they could benefit your company.

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Why upgrade to Exchange Server 2010?

If your small business is using Exchange Server 2003, you may want to consider upgrading to Exchange Server 2010. Microsoft lists a whole host of improvements and new features, but which ones will make a difference in your business?

In addition to a higher level of reliability, Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 can also help you lower costs and enhance user productivity as well. Exchange Server 2010 now has integrated archiving capability, better disaster recovery and enhanced information protection–such as email moderation and automatic email encryption. It also has the flexibility to run on-site, as a Microsoft-hosted service or a combination of both.

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Why would someone want to hack your company?

We’ve heard small-business owners ask time and time again, “Why would I need to be concerned about security? There’s nothing valuable on my servers, so why would anyone want to hack it?” This question comes from a lack of knowledge about why hackers do what they do and the ramifications it could have on your company’s bottom line.

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What software should you use on your first server?

If your small business has grown to more than a few employees, it may be time start looking at installing a server to fit your technological needs. There are a multitude of options to choose from, and finding one that’s right for your business depends on several different factors. Today, we’ll focus on Windows Server 2012 Essentials. Not only is it an affordable first-server option, but it can also be used in multi-server environment.

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Should You Use Dropbox in Your Business

A few weeks ago, we talked about whether or not your business should jump into the cloud. While ease-of-use and scalability are potential benefits of using cloud storage services, a recent study from Ponemon Institute shows that data security in the cloud could be a cause for concern. In fact, they indicate that a full 90% of businesses have experienced a leak of sensitive or confidential information in the past year.

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How much do spammers really earn?

According to Time, spam averages 78% of all email sent. If you’ve checked out your junk email folder today, that’s not hard to believe. But why is there so much spam? How could it possibly be profitable? Have you ever heard of anyone ever buying anything as a result of spam?

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Asterisk VoIP Phone Systems

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Asterisk is the world’s most popular and powerful open source telephony platform. With Asterisk, virtually any computer can become a phone system, drastically reducing the cost of ownership and delivering a return on investment that no proprietary solution can touch.

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What is VoIP?

There’s been a lot of talk over the past few years about VoIP phone systems… And with good reason. They are less expensive to install, maintain and upgrade than traditional business telephone systems. You also receive more features (e.g., voicemail, long distance, conference calls, etc.) for less money.

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