IT managers of small and midsize businesses must deliver uninterrupted service 24/7. Undersized budgets, barebones staff, increasingly complex infrastructures and limited workspaces are all part of the equation theyre expected to solve. But theres a danger in this juggling act, and even the most skillful managers are vulnerable.
IT managers of small to midsize businesses, engulfed with day-to-day operational problems, have little time to make plans to expand capacity and keep up with new technology trends. Without additional capability, revenue is stagnant, budgets remain low, and it is a struggle to remain competitive. Its a negative cycle that not only restrains their growth but also threatens their survival.
Large business data centers, on the other hand, have the financial resources to upgrade to new technology whenever necessary. They use the advantage of scale to provide their clients with ongoing service improvements. Its a cycle that leads to continual growth.
Fortunately, data management tools are available that can optimize the utility of existing technology, boost security and strengthen disaster recovery programs. These tools have the effect of leveling the playing field with regard to large business data centers so that smaller IT operations can enter a cycle of growth.