You ever wonder what the deal is on servers?  Always thought they were this big bulky, in the way box that sat in the corner closet gathering dust yet keeping your business running?  Today, Mish and Jaison cover servers and why you may (or not) need one.  Listen every Friday at 9:30am on WATA 96.5FM and 1450AM.
The first big difference between a server and a typical desktop computer is that servers are designed to run 24 hours a day, 7 days a week non-stop.  The hardware is built for heat removal and better quality of components.  Usually you won’t find bleeding edge technology in servers because, like usual, the new stuff can fail with unknown bugs.  Hardware inside a server is tested and proven.  
With the IoT now, more and more businesses are using servers out in the cloud.  As long as you have a stable enough internet connection, this way usually is cheaper because you, the owner, don’t have to invent in hardware.  Purchasing, installing and maintaining your own server can be pretty expensive.  However, with that being said, there are many businesses that either prefer or even require their own dedicated server.  
Servers can also create a huge security risk for a number of reasons, such as hackers using them to send spam, if you’re using an older server, you may not be compliant with the newest PCI requirements, such as TLS 1.2.  
If you’re unsure of whether to replace that existing old server or in the market for a new one, give Geeks at Work / Computer Tamers a call and one of our business techs can work with you advise of your best approach.  Our number is 828-262-3359.  We are also located in the plaza next to Wal-Mart in Boone.
Our motto, It’s a Digital World… we keep the High Country running is there for a reason. We have helped and assisted many business clients in the region with much success.  We look forward to serving you!
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