The good old days of the office server are soon coming to an end.
For some businesses it already came and went.
With cloud technology at its current pace it’s very likely that the need for a server in your office will disappear in as little as five years.
As I work with new clients and existing clients we’re looking at and in certain cases - moving to cloud-based directory services.
So what are cloud-based directory services?
Well, it’s those things your server currently does like centralizing passwords and providing access to different parts of your environment like files, folders, and databases. Managing things like password complexity and other computer policies a proper business network needs.
So yeah, servers are becoming a thing of the past.
There’s a new approach to handling the tech in your business.
Soon the capital expense of purchasing a new server will be washed away and replaced by a service that runs in the cloud.
The service will always be on, always be up-to-date and always be accessible from anywhere in the world.
That black box that sits in a closet at your office will be a thing of the past.
There’s a lot of cool stuff out there.
And it really provides value.
Give your business opportunities for productivity.
Just the feature of always on access from anywhere can really change how you work.
So is the server really dead?
Let’s just say.
It might be time to put it out to pasture.