I recently saw an article entitled ‘Go Ahead and Shoot the Server: End of Microsoft Small Business Server Inspires Cloud Adoption with Small Businesses’. What utter nonsense. It seems that cloud purveyors remain firmly detached from reality.
The only thing Microsoft’s decision has inspired is for customers to open their eyes to non-Microsoft alternatives such as the Igaware Linux Small Business Server.
If you have an office with staff, then there’s really no substitute for having your data and email on a local fast network under your control. We wrote about cloud nonsense here.