Okay, quick rundown of most businesses’ IT playbooks: They run everything on a network; the network is quarterbacked by a machine called a server; the server distributes data to workers who receive it on their desktops, laptops, tablets, and smartphones; and those receivers run with it until they hit pay dirt!
Touchdown, business in the information age! But how does the quarterback make it all happen? How do servers handle data, keep it protected, and pass it around to users inside and outside the company? Answer: an operating system handles it.