Why did you start your business? Unless you own an IT company, it probably wasn’t to manage your own data center. A shoe store sells shoes, a pizza restaurant makes pizza, and you’d rather do what you got in business to do than worry about IT issues. But here you are – so let’s talk.
In the age we live in, if you’re not using technology, you’re next in line on the dinosaur list. Even tea shops use social media, maintain e-commerce websites, and hold digital records of account data, finances, order tracking, and customer information. With business comes technology. And the more you focus on your business’s IT, the less you can focus on your core competencies. It’s a headache, we know. You’d rather just be selling shoes.
Plus, you’re sucking money off your bottom line by purchasing technology components, building space to store your servers, hiring staff to maintain them, paying for electricity and cooling, and you may not even be using more than 10% of the stuff you bought, anyway.
And what if the pipe bursts in the ceiling? Are you prepared to lose your capital or data? Did you back it up?
The alternative to on-site data center hosting is managed 3rd party hosting, and for a lot of business and IT professionals it makes total sense. You can get back to growing your business rather than dealing with IT headaches.
Your network will work the same as when you had it on-site, but it’ll cost less, be nearly invisible, and require almost no work on your part. There’s no huge investment to make in servers and components you’ll never fully use anyway. And the manpower, technology, and building costs are spread among several parties, resulting in dramatic savings.
But is it secure? Worry not. Data centers are designed to be tornado-proof and have plenty of IT professionals on hand to make sure servers are humming 24/7. They even keep your environments extra safe by performing automatic backups, upgrades, patching, and security monitoring around the clock.
So get back to work, and leave the IT to the professionals. At Dynamic Quest, we don’t sell pizza just because we get hungry. We go and buy pizza because we’re lousy at making it (and we’d rather be doing IT, anyway).
The average cost of a data breach in the United States is $8.64 million, which is the highest in the world, while the most expensive sector for data breach costs is the healthcare industry, with an average of $7.13 million (IBM).
The internal team was energized. With the Level 1 work off its plate, the team turned its attention to the work that fueled company growth and gave them job satisfaction.
Forty-three percent of attacks are aimed at SMBs, but only 14% are prepared to defend themselves (Accenture).
It takes an average of 287 days for security teams to identify and contain a data breach, according to the “Cost of a Data Breach 2021” report released by IBM and Ponemon Institute.
The cost of cybercrime is predicted to hit $10.5 trillion by 2025, according to the latest version of the Cisco/Cybersecurity Ventures “2022 Cybersecurity Almanac.”.
The three sectors with the biggest spending on cybersecurity are banking, manufacturing, and the central/federal government, accounting for 30% of overall spending (IDC).
40% of businesses will incorporate the anywhere operations model to accommodate the physical and digital experiences of both customers and employees (Techvera).
More than 33 billion records will be stolen by cybercriminals by 2023, an increase of 175% from 2018.
We did a proof of concept that met every requirement that our customer might have. In fact, we saw a substantial improvement.
We did everything that we needed to do, financially speaking. We got our invoices out to customers, we deposited checks, all the things we needed to do to keep our business running, and our customers had no idea about the tragedy. It didn’t impact them at all.
“We believe our success is due to the strength of our team, the breadth of our services, our flexibility in responding to clients, and our focus on strategic support.”