Having the best equipment and most innovative technology doesn’t mean anything without a strong IT team. Motivated and talented team members will help your company achieve new goals and identify new opportunities, and they can directly affect uptime and compliance in the data center. Without a properly trained and focused IT staff, your data center could be in trouble. Here are 5 ways to improve IT team structure to drive compliance and uptime in your data center.

  1. 5 Ways to Improve the Structure of Your IT TeamInstead of having a hierarchy in the workspace, offer open collaboration. This will influence IT workers to be self-directed, which will allow them to take responsibility in the data center.
  1. Have common goals and make sure everyone is on the same page. Having an overall company mission will help a team accomplish projects that are connected to their strategic goals. Keeping your IT staff engaged with common goals will avoid any opportunity of becoming complacent.
  1. All IT team members should have advanced knowledge in coding and scripting, security and compliance and database and analytics. You could even consider having your IT employees take a test before their hired to make sure they are up to par. If your IT team is not equipped with these skill sets, then you should either consider training your team or bringing in new talent.
  1. Value your team. If you see that your IT staff is lagging behind and not getting motivated to complete business-critical daily operations, then something isn’t right. Boost productivity by encouraging your team and praising them for what they do effectively.
  1. Good employees are worth the time and money. When hiring IT staff for a new data center or when adding additional team members, look for professionals with more experience. It may cost more to hire the expert, but it will benefit the data center more in the long-run.

Having a strong IT team in your data center will ensure a better work environment. Staying up-to-date with training and valuing your IT team members is a sure-fire way to make your data center space the most efficient in daily operations.

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Rich Banta

Rich Banta

Managing Member at Lifeline Data Centers
Rich is responsible for Compliance and Certifications, Data Center Operations, Information Technology, and Client Concierge Services. Rich has an extensive background in server and network management, large scale wide-area networks, storage, business continuity, and monitoring. Rich is a former CTO of a major health care system. Rich is hands-on every day in the data centers. He also holds many certifications, including: CISA – Certified Information Systems Auditor CRISC – Certified in Risk & Information Systems Management CDCE – Certified Data Center Expert CDCDP – Certified Data Center Design Professional