July 5, 2017 - Reny Pebriasari
How to Convince Your Team the Need for Colocation Services
As a business leader, you know the importance of utilizing a Colocation service. Whether it’s because your business is growing or because you want expert professionals to manage your services, there really isn’t a reason to not use something that would be so beneficial to your business.
But, what if the rest of your team isn’t on board with the idea? What if your business partners or your board members aren’t keen or aren’t familiar with how Colocation can actually help your business?
We understand. So, here are some tips on how you can help them see all the potential:
Explain and Illustrate:
A lot of co-business leaders may not be on board simply because they may not understand how a Colocation service would be worth the cost. This is a chance for you to explain what the cost of not using one could be (potential losses), and how it can help save the company money and resources over time.
Also, don’t forget to mention the prevalence of factors that could harm your system and hurt your business. This includes anything from hackers to viruses, to system overloads which can take your business offline. Either one of these factors could negatively impact your company’s performance monetarily as well as your reputation. Have a Colocation service could be the worry-free solution your business ends.
Additionally, you may need to just explain how a Colocation works altogether. By finding a way to illustrate how this physical data center will store, cool, and secure your servers for the long run, you’re off to the right start.
Be Prepared to Answer Questions:
One of the first things that those who are on the fence about Colocation may ask is, “What’s the point?”
Perhaps you already have a solid IT team or feel that you can store all your data in the office you’re already using.
You can most likely answer a fair amount of those questions, but so can your prospective manage service provider.
Remember, you don’t need to decide on one package or one price right now. Bring your team and your MSP together to decide on an option that everybody is comfortable with.
Wowrack has an awesome Colocation service and experts who will help you not only implement it, but educate your team about all the benefits and possibilities for your business. Contact us today to learn more.
Trial and Error:
Many manage service providers understand the concerns that companies have before ultimately committing to something as new and complex as Colocation service. Therefore, it is important to take your time searching for an MSP that can provide a Colocation service (or other hosting service) to meet your needs as a business leader. Also, one that can meet your other team members somewhere in middle, too.
Many managed service providers will help support you in your argument for a Colocation service and will walk your team through the entire process. Not only that, but they’ll give your business an opportunity to try it out initially and see if it’s working for everyone.
Though it may take some convincing, we’re confident that it won’t take long before everyone sees the perks of a Colocation service. This is something that’s going to support your business physically and financially for the long-haul. Don’t wait!