Microsoft Corp. unveiled new server software that it said gives smaller firms the ability to run big-business computer systems for a fraction of the cost.
The introduction is part of a push by Microsoft to sell up to U.S. $10 billion in software to small business by the end of the decade.
Microsoft said at an annual conference in New Orleans that gathers the 5,500 resellers, dealers and consultants who sell its software that the Windows Small Business Server offering was designed to allow smaller businesses to implement cheap and effective corporate computer systems quickly.
Instead of dedicating different computers to different server tasks, the Small Business Server software is designed to be loaded onto one server computer with networking, e-mail, secure Internet tools, file and printer sharing, as well as backup capabilities straight out of the box. (Reuters)
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