The major expense for small scale business is installing and maintaining various application Servers. Generally in small scale industries we tend to have different servers for different applications. In a survey conducted it was found that different server maintenance and installation accounts for 46% of the total expense of the company. So in order to cut this expense the best solution is SBS.
Windows Small Business Server 2008 includes Microsoft Exchange, Outlook, SharePoint and Microsoft SQL Server, bundled with anti-virus, spam protection and a comprehensive data backup service.
The main reasons because of which the hosted SBS is beneficiary to small scale business are:
- Affordable, All-in-One Microsoft Exchange, SharePoint Services, SQL Server and more.
- Now you can get a fully managed enterprise-class e-mail and messaging solution
- Small business price
- Totally customized to your business.
- Easy migration path from a premise Windows servers to a hosted SBS 2008 system.
- Your licensed software or SPLA (rented) licenses
Another advantage of SBS 2008 is that it is always up and running. All SBS servers are backed by an ironclad SLA that guarantees continuous availability. So there is minimum chance of lose of data due to any reasons.
In this age of globalization we need to travel from one place to another regularly. It is impossible to carry all the vital information with us. So anytime anywhere access of our data is the key for success. This is the main advantage of hosted SBS 2008. With SBS 2008 one can connect to critical e-mail, calendar and contact information from any Windows XP Pro or Vista PC, MAC 10.4+, Windows 7, Windows Mobile 5.0+, Blackberry 4.0+,iPhone, or any device with Microsoft Active Sync to Exchange through the Internet. The only limitation being the speed of the internet connection.
SBS 2008 also reduces the operation cost of the business. With a dedicated hosted SBS server, there’s no need to store your critical e-mail and business data on a system shared with other companies. You can configure and customize the solutions to meet your unique business requirements.
There are optional services also which the business unit can opt for. The optional services are:
- Advanced Backup Solution for Microsoft Exchange and SQL
- Server Additional Backup Storage
- Terminal Server and Office Professional 2007
- Firewall Appliance
- Remote SBS Administration
- Remote PC Management