By Satish Hemachandran, Senior Director of Product Management, Cloud Services, Cbeyond
What criteria do companies use in selecting office space?
Many are obvious, as they have been important since high-rises first began to dot the U.S. landscape: centralized location, convenient highway or public transit access, adequate office space, ample parking, and amenities like in-building or nearby food vendors.
Increasingly, though, office managers and corporate executives at small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are assessing a latter-day criterion that is becoming as important as any: Is the building “cloud-ready”?
Companies are ever more reliant on high-speed network connectivity to the Internet and other essential services, including access to public or private clouds — which are a popular alternative to onsite servers by providing for the secure storage of and access to data and software programs. Buildings that are not “cloud-ready” are — in the minds of many decision makers — about as useful as offices without electricity or bathrooms.
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