For a number of years now we have been hearing about “The Cloud” and the services offered in “The Cloud”. Services offered in the cloud (cloud-based) can be the same as the services provided by a server located at your business but are located elsewhere accessed via the internet. Cloud service providers host these services and can range from IT Service Providers to Global Corporations such as Microsoft.

Microsoft Small Business Server (SBS) has for many years providing a very cost effective server system to the SME market. Providing many features and services essential for running a business. Security, remote access and email services all combined into a very cost effective package for use at your premises so called (on premise). SBS has now been discontinued from the Microsoft provided offering.

What does this mean for your business?

For many customer an upgrade to their existing server hardware also included an upgrade to the next version of Small Business server but now the decisions are a little different! On premise, Cloud Based or a mixture of both a “Hybrid” solution might be next. Rest assured that whatever direction your business takes Cowley Computer Solutions can help guide you through the technology choices currently available.


When your hardware warranty expires or your system starts to show signs of age speak to your account manager about the upgrade options for your business.