New Year’s resolutions are the time for everyone to commit to major changes in their personal and professional lives. Unfortunately, resolutions are often short-lived and by the beginning of February, many folks have already broken or abandoned their promises. Each January, gyms and fitness studios across the nation see a dramatic uptick in membership but sadly, more than one in five new gym-goers will purchase a membership and never use it more than once or twice, according to U.S.-based International Health, Racquet, and Sportsclub Association (IHRSA).
For data center operators, it’s a different story. New Year’s resolutions look a little different than your average diet or new fitness goal: leverage new automated processes, implement a corporate disaster recovery plan, utilize real-time analytics, or institute company-wide green initiatives, just to name a few. Unlike those who break their resolutions by the second week of January and chalk it up to bad luck, data center managers have a much larger responsibility to keep their commitments as the unsung hero tasked with maintaining “business as usual” where they have little to no excuse for falling off the wagon a month after the start of the year.
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