When to get a server
Posted on 2011-10-31
I would like some input on when is the right time to move from a workgroup to a server based environment. I need to put it in terms that a small business person can understand and get the value of why they should spend money on product and services to implement even the entry level server.
The reasons I can come up with are:
1. Central control and administration for users, data and backups
2. Better sercurity
3. Better "network" perfomrance/bandwidth (in the sense of sharing files, etc..)
Ultimately small business owners are going to look at cost. They won't want to spend money without getting value. If they can't see the value they will go low cost. At least they cost they can easily identify. Headaches, performance and bad network design are a cost because of wasted user time, etc...
I would love to get any input and ideas.
I am putting 500 points becuase this may need to be shared and I do want a lot of input.