A server is a centralised computer system that can store data, user's accounts, email (exchange) and allow remote connectivity.

A server is a good investment for business with more than a few users. It allows for a more consistent and functional network, allows users to share data more simply with each other and work remotely.

Microsoft Small Business Server 2011 is the last server platform that includes Microsoft Exchange. SBS 2011 is available till the end of 2013. The other options is Windows Server 2012.

So the server options currently available are:

1) Windows Small Business Server 2011 (with exchange)
2) Windows 2012 Server with Hosted Exchange (Office 365)
3) Windows 2012 Server with a second server (or virtual server) running Exchange.

There are benefits to each option depending on the size of your network so get in touch to discuss and plan your infrastructure.