Build or Outsource Your Data Center? Learn What the World's Largest Companies Are Doing

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What are world-class CIOs doing to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively than their peers? The answer is in the data center. Experienced CIO, Fred Mapp, introduced a new white paper today, entitled Building vs. Outsourcing Your Data Center: A Business Proclamation. The white paper, presented by i/o Data Centers, offers a description of best practices for companies to consider in developing strategic plan for the data center.

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Outsourcing all or portions of the data center is emerging as a very important strategic lever available to today's CIOs and COOs to address growth. It can genuinely help overcome many of the cost pressures faced in these tough times as well as help implement critical IT initiatives cost effectively despite IT budget freezes.

What are world-class CIOs doing to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively than their peers? The answer is in the data center. Experienced CIO, Fred Mapp, introduced a new white paper today, entitled Building vs. Outsourcing Your Data Center: A Business Proclamation. The white paper, presented by i/o Data Centers, offers a description of best practices for companies to consider in developing strategic plan for the data center.

A majority of IT organizations are challenged by the fast pace growth of their businesses and keeping up. Providing 'state of the art' applications and technology within the data center is more than a full time job. Unfortunately, data centers are increasingly limited in capacity, and building out new capacity can be cost-prohibitive for many companies.

Fred Mapp shared, "Outsourcing all or portions of the data center is emerging as a very important strategic lever available to today's CIOs and COOs to address growth. It can genuinely help overcome many of the cost pressures faced in these tough times as well as help implement critical IT initiatives cost effectively despite IT budget freezes."

Mapp continued, "Soon it will not be justifiable for businesses to manage their own data center because the price of outsourced services will be too attractive to ignore. You will need to consider letting the data center outsourcing experts incorporate best practices and processes that can achieve economies of scale."

The data center outsourcing white paper is available for free from the i/o Data Centers website at http://www.ioDataCenters.com/Build-vs-Outsource-Whitepaper.htm, and includes:
•surveys of leading companies on data center issues
•information about how to manage growth, business continuity and costs
•tactics for determining your core competencies
•strategies for leveraging outsourcing to maximize your return on investment

About Fred Mapp
Fred Mapp served as CIO at various Fortune 100 companies and is presently a consultant and motivational speaker with more than 40 years of experience in IT. He has held key positions at IBM, InfoSpan Corporation, American Express, Honeywell, AMD and the World Congress on Information Technology. His book, Mapping Information Technology to Your Business, was published by Groundbreaking Press.

About i/o Data Centers:
i/o Data Centers is a completely integrated data center services firm that designs, builds and operates best-in-class data centers. With i/o Data Centers, you get more than just a data center - you get a dedicated team of data center professionals dedicated to assessing, adapting, and evolving with the data center needs of your business.

i/o Data Centers, based in Phoenix, Arizona, specializes in Tier 3 and Tier 4 data center colocation services for large enterprises. Visit i/o Data Centers on the web at i/o Data Centers.

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