Getting involved with the Internet can be an expensive proposition, but even if you decide for some odd reason that you want nothing to do with the Internet and the information age, you will not escape the need to store data electronically if you are a small business of any type – what you can avoid is having to purchase computer equipment like servers and their backups. There are many online services like www.hivelocity.net that can host a dedicated server for your company.
There are several really good advantages to having a company host your server needs. With a dedicated server, you get all of the security of having a server with none of the associated storage costs. Depending on where your business is located the cost of square footage alone can be problematic. You will need a room that can be cooled to 55 degrees to store a server, and you will need a second room, preferably offsite, to store the server’s backup. That way if anything happens to the building, you still have a place where your electronic information is safely tucked away.
The server and its backup will have to have enough memory so that you can store several years’ worth of accumulated data. If you get too little, you will have to either buy another server, or take the one you have offline to upgrade the memory, which means that you will lose the time and the money that could have been generated during that time.
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