A Solution to the Dilemma of Server Proliferation

There seems no end to the demand for ever-more servers as the Dynamics GP platform continues to expand under Microsoft.

The underpinnings of Dynamics GP are SQL Server for database chores, Microsoft Office Sharepoint Server (MOSS) for workflow, and Exchange 2007 for tying tasks, calendar and email to your financial data, each of which needs its own server. If you have a larger organization you may also need Citrix Servers or Terminal Servers to manage far flung locations and process servers for improved performance.

Whew! What's a CIO, or CFO, to do?

Here's a suggestion: Before you pull out your checkbook to buy additional servers, consider virtualization.


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About Mark Polino

Mark Polino is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Microsoft MVP for Business Solutions. He is the author or coauthor of 5 books related to Microsoft Dynamics GP.  Mark also maintains the Dynamics GP focused website DynamicAccounting.net. He speaks and writes regularly about ERP related topics. Mark has been a controller and CFO for a division of a publicly traded company and he has  worked as a consultant implementing ERP solutions. Mark holds additional certifications including Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP), Certified in Financial Forensics (CFF) , Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Dynamics Credentialed Professional for Dynamics GP 2015 (Core Install and Core Financials), Xero Certified. He holds a bachelor's degree in accounting from the University of Central Florida and an MBA from Rollins College. Mark lives with his family in Florida.

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