Within the territory’s private sector, both existing and potential companies must be taken into account.
Companies existing in the territory
The Clusif (French Information Security Club), which carries out risk research in France, has found that 80% of SMEs that suffer a computer crash go bankrupt shortly after, and yet 75% of SMEs are unprotected and do not correctly safeguard their data. Since these companies make up 90% of the economic fabric, the elected representatives for the economy and social affairs are well aware of the importance of this issue; protecting Information Systems means protecting companies and, therefore, jobs.
Potential companies in the territory
For a long time, companies have been asking for equipment that would not require them to invest or concern themselves with management, as is the case of shared restaurant facilities. They now want to secure their servers and, knowing that a data center fits their criteria, they choose a territory that is accordingly equipped. In this regard, a data center is a differentiating factor of attractiveness.
Existing and potential companies in the territory
The presence of a data center within a territory is a potential catalyst for additional activity. Small IT services companies can offer more complete and better quality services to their clients, which increase their activity. New IT services companies may also be attracted by a data center. In addition, companies specialized in Internet and High-Tech services generally seize on this opportunity.