Is it only the data centres industry that cares about data centres?

You’d be forgiven for thinking that may well be the case, after all, ask anyone on the high street what they know and think about data centres, you would most likely get a blank face in response.

Well, that may not necessarily be the case, and ignorance is seldom ever bliss.

A recent survey conducted by Tickbox earlier this year threw up some interesting results, most notably that following a series of high profile public data mishaps risk to personal data security is one of the chief worries of the general public when it comes to data centres.

Of those surveyed 58% of respondents believing that data centres held a significant amount of their personal data, such as credit card, mobile phone, house and billing information. When it came to data centres in their own companies, security was described as at best ‘patchy’.

Overall the barometer of public opinion is against the data centre, but only slightly. 38% of those surveyed said they believed data centres were a necessary evil or expensive drain on company resources, and 24% said they considered them a great support for the business and critical to the IT operation of their company.

However, when it comes to the hearts and minds of the British working public there is still everything to play for as the remaining 38% are undecided on their view of the data centre.

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