For most small businesses, having an IT team is really not a possibility. You end up with someone wearing an accounting hat and an IT systems administrator hat and you end up losing in both worlds.
If you were a small business (less than 10 employees) that needed the following things, who could you outsource this functionality to?
- Exchange or Email Hosting
- SharePoint - Intranet Site
- Sql Server - For Internal Applications
- IIS - For Internal Web Applications
- Domain Management
- Print Server
- File Server
Small business server is a great tool. But not having the expertise on staff to support it really increases the costs of doing business. Outsourcing the hosting to other businesses could in theory improve other areas of the business.
Who is best suited to host this stuff? Essentially, a hosted small business server solution would be outstanding!