One of the most important aspects of protecting our business in the digital age is having an established, managed IT solution in place. But, what's the best option for your business? Honestly, it depends on the size of your business, if you want to hire an internal IT team, and how much control you want over your data. For a lot of businesses, these are hard questions to answer.
Our wholesale colocation client, Lifeline Data Centers, has been talking about the advantages to different IT solutions, which we helped turn into an infographic. It explores the what, the where, the who, and the how much for different IT solutions, including: cloud computing, managed solutions, colocation and in-house data center.
Regardless of which solution you choose, here are some key takeaways to keep in mind:
- Let your critical applications guide you.
- High uptime and reliability is hard to achieve in the back room.
- IT staffing versus outsourcing is a speed, money, and quality issue.
- Always do the math. Simplicity costs money and monthly fees add up.
How does your business currently protect your data?