Many organisations still have a server room on-site. Data storage somehow simply feels safer and more secure when it’s in-house. And over time, the space needed has usually grown organically. But in these more modern times, it is no longer the logical choice. A great deal has changed over the past 30 years in terms of IT management. These days, the cost and investment that come with managing your own server space can no longer be justified. Plus the greatest danger of all lurks in the background, due to the vulnerability of your data in the event of a disruption to your power supply, fire or theft. And, in the majority of cases there are virtually no plans in place should an emergency occur. That’s because in most SME environments, the overall authority for IT management resides with the IT manager. As a result, company management has little insight into the condition of the equipment, where the server is housed, network cabling and security. And we haven’t event mentioned compliance or sustainability yet! The continuity of IT systems is a critical factor. But that continuity can no longer be guaranteed when you have your own server room. Modern organisations must be able to rely on IT systems that can be reached round the clock from anywhere by clients, suppliers and prospects. With their sole focus being the organisation’s core business. And the importance of and need for wholly dependable server capacity will only become greater going forward. Microsoft’s Cloud solutions offer organisations all the space they need in terms of Cloud storage, Office apps, simplified IT management, scalability, data management, compliance, continuity, sustainability, security and budget control.