When a business’ computer needs outgrow the space at its onsite location, your business has two choices:
Option 1– build a new data center. This is a tough decision as the costs of building and the ongoing costs for equipment and personnel are high. Sometimes, coming to this decision causes company management to seek an alternative solution. This brings us to
Option 2 – lease space at a data center, this saves hardware and software costs, the monthly lease cost is expensed rather than amortized, and the expertise at a data center is equal to or better than most in-house or owned data centers.
The Business Case for Using a Data Center Vendor
There are several significant benefits gained by companies that use data center vendors. These entities all enjoy:
Irrespective of the size of your company, it is business malpractice not to explore outsourcing data center needs to a data center vendor. There are several benefits and few drawbacks. With equipment and technology advancing at the speed of light, having carrier flexibility, ample power and cooling, and a location close to help weigh decision making, especially for small and medium-sized businesses, towards outsourcing.
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Scott Gallupe of 403Tech Discusses Cybersecurity Threats in Business in Calgary Article
The COVID-19 pandemic sent businesses scrambling to pivot from an office-based environment to a remote workforce. A recent issue of Business in Calgary featured 403Tech President Scott Gallupe, who advised on how local businesses can protect their IT systems from cybersecurity threats. He explained that passwords and video collaboration tools are possible entryways for viruses and malware. The article, Alright, Stop, Collaborate and Listen, features several local IT leaders, describes the issues faced by business owners during the pandemic and provides guidance on ways to protect business data from ransomware and other types of cyberattacks.