10 Reasons for Database Outsourcing
While you may feel that your IT material is safe and handled effectively within your own company, these reasons may give you some perspective on why you may want to consider other options.
Cost Reduction – Perhaps the most popular reason to outsource your database is the overall reduction in cost that would benefit your company. No longer do you have to pay people to check up and maintain your servers, verify that they have uninterrupted power supplies, and ensure their security from hackers. By going with an IT company that does this exclusively, you can save money on your end because they make money by volume.
Bigger Can Mean Better – Larger IT outsourcing companies are experts at what they do; there’s a reason they have made it to the top of the data storage field. Not only will they have the resources to back up your data, perhaps multiple times, but they do business by serving many clients, which meant they have the power and money to get the latest technology.
Newer Technology – Firms that specialize in storage can’t afford to let their systems go out of style or date because that could jeopardize their business. Going with them means you won’t have to worry about constantly updating your systems.
Reduction in Liability – Turning over this task to an expert also means a lot less worrying on your part. All you have to do is make sure you are operating within a solid contract that protects you in the case of data loss. Agree to a contract that puts you ahead in the case of a loss and you can sleep soundly knowing that your data is safe.
Competition means Lower Prices Elsewhere as Well – Now that you are in a market where others are competing for your business, you’ll get to shop around and find the best deal in town. In addition to the number one reason of lowering your overhead, competition also means that if you find you have gone with a company that doesn’t meet your needs you can switch. Imagine making that mistake if you owned all your own equipment!
More Effective Communication – If your company runs a database that needs to be accessed by multiple points, it will be easier for others to access and probably be faster for them to access as well. Once again a good contract is key, but in most cases you can get more bandwidth access for your money by outsourcing, than you could by providing your own database connection.
Better Security – On the other hand you will know your data is backed up by competition driven upgraded safeware.
Standardization – What if your resource manager suddenly quits or is fired? Outsourcing virtually guarantees that your information will be stored in a standard way, accessible consistently and without fear of security leaks.
Cross-referencing with Third Party Information – In many cases it may be possible to have your information collated and cross-referenced with other information for a variety of needs. Once again get a solid contract and fully understand your security requirements first.
Removal of Duplicate or Incorrect Data – A final way outsourcing can help your database is a common option many companies will offer, which is the examination of your data in various ways as it is transferred. Think of this as your businesses opportunity to ‘clean house,’ and set out again with a fresh start.
This post was contributed by Claire Webber, who writes about the schools online. She welcomes your feedback at Claire.Webber1223 at gmail.com
Reference : Pinal Dave (http://blog.SQLAuthority.com)