Small Business Server 2000
Microsofts SBS 2000 gold software bundle is a bargain compared with the cost of purchasing the included components separately. The package is ideal for smaller startups and other companies just getting computerized. However, getting a handle on SBS 2000s cumbersome management could be too expensive for some shops.
SHORT-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT
// The integrated setup gets a small or midsize network up and running quickly and easily.
LONG-TERM BUSINESS IMPACT
// The package provides room to grow, offering the right tools for a network to scale up to 50 clients.
Quick and easy setup; ISA Server provides strong security; puts less stress on network servers than rival packages.
Priced higher than competitors; maintenance demands could be too costly for small sites.
Microsoft Corp., Redmond, Wash.; (425) 882-8080; www.microsoft.com