KW ComputerSmith - Professional Computer Support for Waterloo Region

What is a Server?

Servers are basically specialized PCs, and they run the gamut of speeds and capacities just as workstations do. Nevertheless, they are a breed apart, designed to protect your valuable company data and to be available continuously. Most small businesses with 10 or more employees will face the task of buying a server. Servers are most commonly used as central file repositories where users can easily share documents, but they can do many other tasks as well, from print and email serving to hosting a web site and performing system-wide backups.

Choosing the right Server

The type of server that you choose to run your business should reflect the number and type of applications you want to run on it, and the number of users it will have. Many common applications, such as print serving, email hosting and sharing office documents, impose such light processing demands that a single low-cost server may be able to handle your entire company with ease. Together, we will determine the functions you need your server to perform, and the number of users you will have, so you get the most cost-effective server solution that suits your business needs.

Solutions to complete your Server

  • Windows Server Operating System
    The Windows Server Family provides a solid foundation for all of your server workload and application requirements while being easy to deploy and manage. New virtualization tools, Web resources, management enhancements, and Windows 7 and 8 integration help save time, reduce costs, and provide a platform for a dynamic and efficiently managed data center. Whether you are looking for purpose built appliances, solution servers or traditional servers, the Windows Server family can meet your needs.

  • Backup and Disaster Recovery
    Managed Hybrid Backup is a backup approach combining local backup for fast backup and restore, along with off-site backup for protection against local disasters. Backups are monitored daily to ensure that backups actually happen. Plus, assistance is available in restoring and recovering data.

  • Email Hosting
    MDaemon messaging server software delivers solid performance from its feature-rich and user-friendly design. It is the trusted alternative for small businesses to Microsoft Exchange, and a fraction of the cost. MDaemon provides outstanding groupware features, integration with Microsoft Outlook, smartphone connectivity, and a webmail client for email access anywhere.

  • Virus Protection
    Bitdefender Endpoint Security combines anti-virus, anti-spyware, content control, and intrusion prevention technologies to stop and remove malicious software. It has an online management platform which allows security management, agent deployment, and customizable policy enforcement to secure your environment quickly and keep it protected.

  • Remote Access
    LogMeIn Pro offers remote-management tools so that an IT professional can log in remotely to diagnose and fix problems, or perform routine maintenance and updating. For users, it also offers a way to work from home or a remote office.

  • Maintenance
    Servers are the most critical components in your network, since without them workstations would loose access to shared applications and data. If a server crashes, it could mean a lot of down time for employees, which costs a business more than the repairs to fix the problem. To keep a server running at top efficiency and detect potential issues before they cause problems, every server needs to be inspected and maintained by a trained professional on a regular basis.

Software installation and testing included, no extra fees

With KW ComputerSmith, all hardware is assembled and tested before delivery, Ontario Electronic Stewardship (Eco) fees are prepaid for you, and all software purchased with a server is preinstalled at no additional cost.


Contact me to schedule a consultation visit to review your server needs.

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