Recession, unprecedented financial turmoil, unheard of levels of national debt, banks being propped up by us, the great British public, the car industry on the verge of collapse and even good old 'Woolies' failing - one could be forgiven for thinking that it’s all doom and gloom.
2009 is going to be a challenging year for data centre and computer room operators in terms of cost. Everyone will be looking to keep costs to a minimum and to make savings where possible.
The outsourcing market will surely benefit as many organisations will look to outsource their IT and take it off the bottom line. Those organisations that choose not to outsource will be looking to save costs.
This will bring major benefits to the business, as IT – historically one very cash rich area of the business – will begin to look inwards at how they can make savings. This is good for the business and, if approached in the right way, will be good for the IT department too.
So 2009 could actually turn out to be a very good year for those working the data centre and computer room environments!