Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 is an "all-in-one" server solution, bundling server operating systems with relevant applications and services. It provides organisations with application server technologies like folder and printer sharing, an email server, tools to manage Internet access, internal websites (intranets), remote access, support for mobile devices, and backup/restore tools.
The Microsoft Windows Server 2012 server operating system enables a network server to handle a diverse set of roles — such as print server, domain controller, web server, and file server — and to be the platform for separately acquired server applications — such as Microsoft Exchange Server or Microsoft SQL Server.
Microsoft SQL Server 2008 R2 is a complete set of enterprise-ready technologies and tools that help people derive the most value from information at the lowest total-cost-of-ownership. Enjoy high levels of performance, availability, and security; employ more productive management and development tools; and deliver pervasive insight with self-service business intelligence.
Microsoft SharePoint 2010 makes it easier for people to work together. Using Microsoft SharePoint 2010, your people can set up Web sites to share information with others, manage documents from start to finish, and publish reports to help everyone make better decisions.
Microsoft Lync ushers in a new connected user experience transforming every communication into an interaction that is more collaborative, engaging, and accessible from anywhere. For IT, the benefits are equally powerful, with a highly secure and reliable system that works with existing tools and systems for easier management, lower cost of ownership, smoother deployment and migration, and greater choice and flexibility.
This article examines the reasons for regular replacement of ICT equipment and looks at the timescales, costs and considerations you need to budget for.
By Morgan Killick (source: icthubknowledgebase.org.uk)