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Saturday, May 13, 2006

Small Business Networking and the Benefits of Dedicated Servers

Servers that are PC-based and LANs are advanced technologies, but those clients in the small business market need your firm’s expertise to help them keep the pace. You will need to know what small business networking tools are available so you can best select, configure, customize, secure and maintain networks for these special clients.

REAL SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING SOLUTIONS AND REAL SERVERS

You probably have often encountered new small business clients that claim to be completely happy with their P2P network even though you determine that the network is causing the company a lot of issues. Microsoft Windows P2P networking may work for a company of two or three, but it is not very good for most small businesses.

“WHY DO WE NEED SMALL BUSINESS NETWORKING?”

Customers will seek you out because they need a small business networking solution that is dependable and of the best value. Their data, uptime and security are all critical, but small businesses often think they are too small for a dedicated or “real” server.

DON’T CUT CORNERS

As soon as you start discussing upgrades, small business clients often get concerned about costs. Many times they think about the more significant soft costs of short-term investment in a small business network. These costs include lost productivity, downtime and support costs that arise when dead-end solutions are chosen just because they are cheap.

Your customers might not know they have a small business networking problem until an emergency strikes. Show your prospects the importance of having a dedicated server and how it can save them money in the long-run, and you will have more successful, long-term relationships with clients.

Blogged By: Computer Consulting Kit