Microsoft Small Business Server
Microsoft Small Business Server Support in Palm Beach County
When you're running a small business, juggling priorities is second nature; every day, you have many different things on your to-do list. On the one hand, optimizing every resource is critical to your profit margin. On the other, you need to protect your valuable business data. How do you combine the two? While some take unnecessary risks and forgo protection, others go too far and spend money on solutions that they don’t need. Fortunately, there's a single solution that can help with all your needs.
If you haven’t seen it before, Microsoft Small Business Server, now known as Windows Small Business Server (SBS), is an integrated server suite that helps small businesses to manage the network infrastructure (so long as they have fewer than 50 devices and users). By design, Microsoft Small Business Server helps with both internet access and intranet management.
In recent years, it has become one of the most effective tools for small- and medium-sized businesses because of its tailored approach. However, many small businesses struggle to get value from the tool…and this is where InfoStream comes in. If you’ve been keeping Microsoft Small Business Server at arm’s length, why not allow us to embrace the change for you? With experts in the field, we can ease your concerns and ensure that you utilize the tool effectively.
If you’re looking for server support West Palm Beach, it doesn’t get much better than InfoStream. Don’t worry, we’re going to explain exactly why a business server service is so important.
Three Benefits of Microsoft Small Business Server and InfoStream
Especially if you need to sell this change to the bosses upstairs, allow us to explain why this service is so valuable.
- Provide Protection
Firstly, this change will boost protection within your business compared to your existing system. For one thing, you can automatically store data and create backups. If you were to experience a natural disaster or another emergency, this backup will allow for simple recovery (rather than potentially losing sensitive data and files!).As the name suggests, the product is designed for small businesses, and this makes it even better. Therefore, all the different features are built with businesses like yours in mind. If a problem arises, whether through an attacker or even a mistake within the business, you can protect the most important files. In fact, it could be something as simple as a hardware crash. While other businesses are scrambling to recover important files, you can go to the recent backup and continue business as normal.
- Sharing Files and MoreOften, we see businesses talking about Microsoft Small Business Server and they stop after discussing backups and disaster recovery. In truth, the features go well beyond this and one of our favorites is the ability to share printers, files, internet connectivity, faxes, and more so long as you’re in the same location.While some find the set-up process a little tricky for this, InfoStream will be by your side. Once the initial process is over, you’ll find that everything is in the same place. After all, Microsoft designed this suite so that even the smallest of businesses without experience could benefit from the features. Wherever your team is in the world, they can access everything they need.
- Flexible WorkingAs we’ve just alluded to, you can access all resources and business information even when you’re away from the office. This is particularly important if you have a team around the world or if, in this post-pandemic environment, you’re allowing staff to work from home. The fact that you have business server support services available increases your flexibility and means that you can get help whenever you need it.If you are the owner of the business, you can manage access too. For example, let’s say that only certain people need access to certain files. Rather than allowing access to everybody and potentially making the system more vulnerable, just grant access to specific individuals. In this modern, technology-driven world, you can also grant access to not only computers and laptops but also tablets.
Since this is a Microsoft product, you can be confident in the security elements. Even though you’re working with InfoStream, you retain control of the system and your business, we just like to make your life easier. Either way, you keep important, sensitive data away from the wrong people.
If you want a business server service, look no further than InfoStream. For those who lack experience in this area, it just makes sense to partner with experts that have seen everything before. Not only will the implementation process be much easier, but we’ll be there to answer your questions and ensure that everything is optimized for YOUR business.
It’s more than just backing up files because you can also control file access remotely, connect to the internet, and run your operation regardless of where people are in the world. If you’ve embraced a hybrid working model after the pandemic, this is the solution you have been looking for. Normally, these solutions are reserved for huge companies, but this business tool is designed for smaller businesses.
If you’re interested in getting started with InfoStream and Microsoft Small Business Server, call 561-968-0046. Our server support West Palm Beach will guide you through the process and make your business more efficient this year. You get the best of both worlds - an amazing Microsoft tool with personalized server support from InfoStream.
Why Choose InfoStream?
At this point, we know that some businesses will be asking why they should choose InfoStream when other companies offer a similar service. In fact, some will go further and ask why they need business server support services in the first place.
Experience and Passion
First and foremost, the reason you would choose a service to help with your Microsoft Small Business Server is for their experience, and we have it in bundles at InfoStream. We’ve offered this service for many years and our team knows how the suite works better than most. If a problem arises, we’ll know how to find a resolution and get you back on your feet again as soon as possible.
Over the years, we’ve seen all sorts of challenges so we know how to overcome them. Opt for a lesser-experienced company and they could be just as new to certain problems as you.
Furthermore, another advantage of choosing our service is that we’re passionate about helping small- and medium-sized businesses. If you’ve ever felt as though industry tools have focused on larger businesses, this is your time to shine, and we love getting involved. We’re passionate about helping you to introduce a smoother operation and we like to succeed together with our clients.
24/7 Health Monitoring
Secondly, we protect your account and monitor the health of the whole system so that you can focus on more important things. With a proactive approach, we can spot problems quickly and work on fixes before they have a chance to expand into larger issues. With various remote support tools, we can interact with the server without you worrying about a thing. Without us, you would have to do this yourself…and it would take valuable time away from other tasks. In fact, this could be why you haven’t bothered to investigate Microsoft Small Business Server before.
With business server support services, you’re in great hands both in the short term and the long term. With a proactive company keeping an eye on the health of the system, you can minimize downtime and maximize efficiency.
Old Server to New Server Transition
Next, don’t think that you can’t take advantage of Microsoft Small Business Server just because you have been using other services for the longest time. If you think that Microsoft would be better for your business, don’t stick with your lesser solution. Instead, allow InfoStream to assist with the migration between old and new servers. The process will be simple and you will be set up on the new servers very quickly (and without any stress!).
Finally, we can offer server support in West Palm Beach alongside many other services - it all depends on what you need. For example, we offer managed IT services and IT consulting to ensure that you’re always using the right hardware and software. If you choose InfoStream, you’ll have a company that is active 24/7/365 - in other words, we’re available whenever you need us. Our proactive approach exists in all our services and this means that we can pick up on issues as soon as they arise.
With managed IT services, we’ll keep your systems up to date and perform maintenance at a time that suits you (not when you’re trying to get work done during the day). For instance, we can perform updates overnight so that your work system is always optimized for the morning. After selecting the services that you need, you can expect a consistent monthly bill (unless you choose to add/remove features.)
Elsewhere, businesses value our continuity and disaster recovery services. Although we don’t like to think about it, we should never bury our heads in the sand when it comes to disasters. What would happen if your building were to flood or experience a fire right now? If you’re like most businesses, your disaster planning isn’t strong enough to minimize damage. InfoStream can help you to create a strong disaster plan to prevent as much damage as possible and protect your system. With backups and other steps, recovery is much stronger if damage occurs.
Additionally, we can perform information system audits to learn the efficacy of your current IT systems. Are your IT systems contributing to your business or could you actually improve performance with some changes? We can make your IT systems more efficient, cost-effective, and beneficial to your business. We go through logical access, physical access, HR security, environmental security, IT system organization, data communications, and more.
Is Windows Small Business Server Right for My Business?
Although many people still refer to this suite as Microsoft Small Business Server, we should note that it is officially the Windows Small Business server after an overhaul from Microsoft back in 2012. With this in mind, we often see businesses asking whether Windows Small Business Server is right for them. Should they invest in this area? Would they benefit from the suite?
Firstly, we should note that it has been designed with small- and medium-sized businesses in mind. Therefore, those with hundreds of devices and users will need to look elsewhere. As we’ve seen, there is a limit to the number of devices and users that you can have on the system (normally 50).
Does this mean that you need dozens of users and devices? No, and this is one of the wonderful things about Windows Small Business Server. In reality, you can benefit from the system even if you have three desktops and one laptop in your business. Don’t think that your business is too small for Windows Small Business Server because the suite has been designed for start-ups and those with only a couple of users too. If you have anywhere between two and 50 computers in your business, you can make the investment work for you.
Secondly, do you allow team members to work remotely? Once again, this is another good reason to get involved with InfoStream and Windows Small Business Server. Especially after the pandemic, you might allow employees to work from home. If this is the case, the features described here suit your business perfectly. Regardless of where people are in the world, they can access resources safely (without threatening the security of the business).
Contact InfoStream Today
As a business server service, this might sound like a mouthful, but it’s simple - we help businesses to set up and maintain a business server. In particular, we know the intricacies of Microsoft Small Business Server. Not so long ago, Forbes did a study into the efficacy of Windows Small Business Server to determine its value. Shortly after, it revealed that ROI was around 946% on average for small businesses using the tool.
Why wait to get started? Contact InfoStream at 561-968-0046, send us an email, or complete a contact form on our website for more information. Business server support services are invaluable, and our passionate team would love to hear from you. Even if you just have a couple of questions, feel free to get in touch!
According to a Forbes.com study, small businesses using Windows Small Business Server experienced an average 946 percent ROI.