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Data is by far the most critical component for any business. Every business mines customer data for better prediction and forecasting customer behavior. The more data you have the better. The sheer volume of data rules out storing it in-house. Both the hardware and software reliability needed would be costly and will require in-house skills for management and maintenance. The only viable option would be to use a third-party data center with their own hardware.
A third-party data center removes a lot of the staff skills requirement immediately. The business will still maintain the software and application skills in house but everything else can be left to the data center. Issues like audits are taken care of immediately, as the data center will have multiple regular audits conducted regularly and those can be sent directly to the auditors.
Most vendors offer a multi-tier infrastructure environment, effectively securing the hardware, software, and uptime of the enterprise applications. Above all, there will also be effective data security, both physically and digitally.
Data security is a key requirement for enterprise level IT systems. The only way to maintain that level auditable security is to own and have as much control of the stack as possible. A data center provides the security and infrastructure at a level of compliance that every enterprise needs.
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