IT leaders at small to midsized businesses (SMBs) face challenges that are largely the same as those of their enterprise counterparts. Today, all companies, large and small, want to rapidly increase user productivity in a way that is cost effective and can actually lead to reduced IT spend. SMBs are additionally challenged in that they have relatively small IT departments with more generalists compared to larger, global enterprises. SMBs also have limited IT budgets.
This paper discusses options for combating these challenges by focusing on the value of the data center, and the advantages of outsourcing critical IT functions. Learn about data center challenges in detail, how to ensure continuous operation and positive user experience, and get the criteria to use in the selection of a hosting provider.
As part of the EarthLink Business Industry Insights Educational Series, please also view the companion webinar presented by whitepaper author, Zeus Kerravala, founder and principal analyst with ZK Research.