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Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Small Business Networks: The Proper Tools for Clients

Most of your small business prospects and clients will typically be using a version of Microsoft Windows. Therefore, you should inform small business managers about the differences between currently used versions of Microsoft Windows.

MICROSOFT WINDOWS CURRENT VERSIONS

The following is a list of the various versions of Microsoft Windows your clients might be using as part of their small business networks:

1. Consumer Products: Microsoft Windows 95; Microsoft Windows 98; Microsoft Windows 98, Second Edition; Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition (Me); Microsoft Windows XP Home
2. Desktop Business Products: Microsoft Windows NT Workstation 4; Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional; Microsoft Windows XP Professional
3. Server Business Products: Microsoft Windows NT Server 4; Microsoft Windows 2000 Server; Microsoft Server 2003.

Eight 32-bit Microsoft Windows versions have been employed by small business users since just the mid-1990’s just on the desktop side of a traditional small business network.

EXPECTATIONS

Knowing some of the differences between P2P and client/server small business networks can be incredibly helpful. If you want to get a sale along with a long-term, lucrative client, you need to educate your prospects and clients both on the important terminology of different products while you gauge their expectations at the beginning of conversation.

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