While all of the departments in your company work together to ensure your business’s success, each group has different functions and requirements—especially when it comes to data storage. Some departments require more capacity for storing data, while some barely at all.
Your payroll department, for instance, is in charge of timekeeping records and payroll information. Without sufficient data capacity in their local hard drives, your payroll officers won’t be able to calculate your employees’ salaries correctly. As such, it pays to provide them with a large-capacity server so they can store as much data as they want.
The dilemma though is that salary information should be kept private and confidential. If your payroll officers share a server with your sales and marketing department, there’s a risk of information leak. In the same way, your sales and marketing staff is also entitled to keep their processes and workflows private from other departments.
A good solution to this predicament is to assign a dedicated server for each department. This way, a sales and marketing employee won’t stray into payroll-related files and vice versa. As a company owner, you have peace of mind knowing that your employees will have access to their department’s server, not another’s.
To maintain all of these servers, it is important to hire specialists. As a cost-effective alternative though, some businesses look into web hosting service providers wherein servers are online, instead of onsite. The service provider is in charge of the personnel to maintain servers.