Many small businesses have invested in multiple desktop PCs for their employees, thereby increasing their productivity. The next step in their technology evolution is enabling computer users to easily share their computer resources – their information, files, printers, faxes, and even their applications – using a centralized computer server.
Servers are normally more powerful and provide reliability technology options not available on desktop computers. The server components are designed to run 24x7 and to have long life. Why are these important for a server? Business data is now being shared and stored in one central location – the server. A failure on the server affects not only the server, but many of the users.
New server solutions also have to be simple to install and easy to operate and maintain. The Windows Small Business Server 2003 delivers a simple to install and affordable server solution for small businesses. It provides features such as e-mail, secure Internet connectivity, business intranets, remote connectivity, support, file and printer sharing, backup and restore capabilities, and a collaboration platform. In short, it enables small businesses to be more productive using fewer resources.