Three Quarters Of European Businesses Compromise The Security Of Mission Critical Data To Save On Costs
More than 60 per cent of European businesses select their IT data centre solution based on cost rather than suitability of space or security, according to the latest research released from Global Switch, a leading provider of purpose-built, high specification data centres. The research highlights that many European businesses identify cost as the most important criteria above all other factors when deciding where to house their IT infrastructure. The research also uncovered variations across Europe, with companies located in Spain, the Netherlands and Germany citing cost as their number one criteria while businesses based in the UK and France rating location and space availability as their top priorities when selecting an IT data centre solution. The results of the research show that many organisations across Europe are not taking into consideration the implications associated with downtime if their IT systems should fail. Global Switch warns that businesses are often under the misapprehension that it's cheaper to keep their data centre in-house. In reality third party specialist data centre facilities often provide a solution that is not only more cost-effective but also delivers an infinitely more resilient environment.