Good article except.....
All businesses need a server. A peer to peer network belongs in the home. Businesses need to share more than internet and printers they have Line of Business (LOB) apps, accounting software, and company documents that often need to be shared. It is absurd to not have a fault tolerant central data store in a business. If you sell a client anything less then you are not serving your clients' best interests. Most businesses cannot survive without their data. The high failure rate of hard drives and power supplies is still a reality. Having critical company information spread across the network on individual PCs is a nightmare to even consider backing up. If you think that your customers will religiously backup every system every day you need to have your head examined. It is a simple group policy to redirect everyone's My Documents folder to a users folder on the SBS server. Every busines needs a server with at least mirrored hard drives, redundant power supplies, a good on site and off site backup solution and an engineer to monitor it all at least monthly. I agree with most everything else in your article. You've made some excellent points. However, ALL businesses need a server.
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