Some companies are still reluctant to outsource their server management although there is many benefits one could get from hosting companies such as iWeb.
Les Affaires newspaper has recently published a special report (in french) about servers for businesses that was talking about, among other things, iWeb’s services. The newspaper used, as an example, the case of a Montreal based company, Logiweb, which is really grateful to have outsourced its server management to iWeb : “Our objective, by using iWeb as a partner, is to focus on our specialization, which is the optimization of human ressources management, and to leave the other tasks to the experts“, explains Yves Forget from Logiweb.
Among the benefits of outsourcing, there is of course the advantage of being able to rely on experts, but also to avoid the hassle of finding qualified workers and to avoid paying for costly hosting infrastructures within the company. “Our servers at Logiweb costed us many thousand dollars in equipment and time. However, as for the servers we use for our customers, iWeb offers cost-effective services which allowed us to save on the initial investment“.
The Infoworld magazine also reported the case of the Bazaarvoice website who, having outsourced the management of its infrastructure, is able to manage its IT operations with only two employees out of a total of 200.
Furthermore, web hosts such as iWeb offer redundant services and a secure environment, far away from disasters. Logiweb story of a fire in their offices really well illustrates this situation : “Fortunately, all the servers who served our customers was in iWeb datacenter. We were therefore able to continue to offer all our customer a service without interruption even though our building was on fire !”
According to Infoworld, the fact that hosting infrastructures are increasingly complex also invites companies to outsource. Considering that the success on the Internet is sometimes unpredictable and that the demand for resources can quickly gain momentum, it is necessary for companies to adapt to the demand, and hosting companies are in a better position to help. Also according to Infoworld, promotional sites used over a short period of time are also a growing market whose needs are met effectively by hosting companies.
In conclusion, the benefits to outsource Web sites hosting are numerous, and we won’t hide the fact that we suggest iWeb datacenters to do it !