What is a server?

A server is a computer dedicated to providing services to multiple computers and/or users.

Typically these services include one or more things such as file sharing, mail, web, backup, database or other applications.

Servers are important as they allow your business to collaborate and share data and information, and centralise control of that information.

I don't have a server, why would I want one?

If your business has more than one staff member, a server can help to improve information sharing, collaboration and efficiency, whilst allowing you to have centralised control of the information.

Properly considered and implemented, this can help support growth in your business.

What kind of server should I get?

Should I get a Mac, Windows server, or NAS?

The choice of server platform can be complex. For that reason, it is important to get professional advice before making a decision.

At Mac Aid we look into a range of factors in order to find the best server solutions for you. Typical questions we may ask include:

What is your intended use?
What services do you intend to run now and in the future?
How many users will be using these services?
What type of devices will you be using?
Where will these devices be used?

We encourage you to contact us for a discussion about the individual requirements of your server.

To discuss the implications and work out what is right for you contact us.

Why should I choose Mac Aid to help me with my server?

We pride ourselves on focusing on the solution, not just the technology. At Mac Aid we treat technology as a business tool.

We start from the perspective that technology decisions should be driven by business needs. Mac Aid provides and supports solutions from a range of vendors, and recommends solutions that are in the best interest of your business.

We ask questions, listen, assess and then recommend solutions based on the client's business needs and goals. We aim to provide the long term solution for the business, rather than focusing on technology for technology's sake.

It is this holistic approach to IT that our customers really appreciate.

What about this Cloud thing?