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.

Windows Server 2012 Essentials is designed for small businesses with up to 25 users and 50 devices. With it, your business will be able to centralize, protect, organize and access your information nearly anywhere and a multitude of devices. It’s designed to be easily managed in businesses with limited in-house IT skills. On top of that, it will grow as your business grows, which means you won’t have to worry about starting your IT strategy over every few years.

One of the most important factors in selecting the right server software is data protection–will your data be safe? Windows Server 2012 Essentials offers flexible storage solutions while protecting your data with system backups for the server itself as well as the computers connected to it. It can also be set up to use Microsoft Online Backup, which is a cloud-based storage service.

Another important factor in today’s world is the ability to access your information and applications anywhere from any device. Windows Server 2012 Essentials enables Windows Phones, Windows 8 users and nearly any device with an internet connection to connect to, search across and access files and folders on the server. Files are also automatically synchronized across devices and available offline.

Are you ready to learn more about how adding a server will benefit your small business? Minneapolis-based OAC Technology can help. For more than 10 years, we’ve been helping businesses with Server Support, ensuring that their systems are up-to-date and secure. Give us a call at 952-548-5558 and we would be happy to sit down with you for no charge and assess your business’s needs.

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