It is time. Your business has been up and running for a while. You have a good customer base. It is time to focus on protecting and growing your business. Technology becomes a way to differentiate yourself from your competitor with ‘servers’, ‘network security’ and ‘customer relationship management’ becoming strategic assets. With Microsoft products, you can take your business to the next level.
Buying Your First Server
Buying your first server can be stressful—what exactly do they do, anyway? Essentially, servers centralize your electronic information and resources and enable you to manage permissions, share files, print, and surf the Internet.
Designed specifically for small businesses who are just needing to get into a server, Windows Small Business Server 2011 provides networking, security, advanced email and calendar capabilities, database and line-of-business support, document and printer sharing, and remote access. When your requirements evolve and you have need for more advanced networking capabilities, Windows Server 2008 can scale to meet your ongoing needs in the future, offering an improved Web application platform, server and desktop virtualization capabilities, streamlined management, and across-the-board availability and reliability.
Every year, small businesses are subjected to web-based security breaches that disrupt their business. For larger environments with more than eleven PCs, Microsoft Forefront Endpoint Protection 2010 offers unified virus and spyware protection that can help manage security across your network and provide insights about threats through automated reporting. If you are interested in safety and security for your entire business, not just your software and hardware, visit the Microsoft Safety and Security Center.
Growing Your Customer Base
Attracting new customers and servicing existing customers is essential to any business. You need easy-to-use products designed with small businesses in mind, which can help you increase sales, market smarter, and boost customer satisfaction.
Microsoft Office 2010 helps you quickly and creatively catch your customers attention using easy-to-use tools, customizable templates, color schemes, and photo-editing capabilities. The new co-authoring capabilities enable you to collaborate with employees and customers at the same time, regardless of their locations.
Microsoft Dynamics CRM Online is a subscription based service that allows you to leverage the Office applications you use every day and integrate with more powerful Web-based customer relationship management capabilities so you can better serve your customers.