SoftArt Solutions discusses 5 benefits of outsourcing DBA tasks to a company providing fractional coverage to ensure database protection for corporations.
Database administration (DBA) tasks consume vital time, money and human resources. To keep one running smoothly, it is important to have a full team of qualified technicians in a position to respond to database issues like human errors, cyberattacks and data breaches, power outages, database failure, and hardware breakdowns. While hiring a DBA may seem expensive, your database security is worth the investment to avoid the risk.
Outsourcing developed during the Industrial Revolution and became increasingly popular during the latter half of the 20th century. Business leaders began to see outsourcing as an invaluable tool to increase flexibility within the organization to allow for more core creativity and productivity. During the first two decades of the 21st century, the trend has gained more traction than ever. In 2018, for instance, the global market for outsourcing was worth $85.6 billion, according to Small Biz Genius.
The risk of a database failure and other problems with a database can result in one or a series of devastating impacts that include data breaches, operational losses, customer dissatisfaction, non-compliance fees, and penalties, and reputational damage. For this reason alone, businesses are increasingly reaching out to hire an outsourcing DBA. A third-party DBA allows your business to boost database security and reliability while devoting more time to core competencies.
Here are five ways outsourcing your DBA tasks can help your business flourish.
1. Handles Excess Work That Your Team Can’t
Databases have a tendency to become so complex that businesses need professional database capabilities. However, most organizations don’t need a full-time DBA. If your business is growing, and you find that your own database has grown beyond your current staffing capabilities, fractional coverage may solve your issues. With fractional DBA, you receive an allotted number of hours for work from a team of DBAs that have the precise expertise you need without hiring additional permanent staff members.
2. Saves a Lot of Money
The fact that you will not need to hire a new staff member automatically offers savings. However, you can enjoy more savings such as not adding operational and overhead costs. That means you do not need to invest in additional equipment and utilities used for new employees. The only new expenses incurred are those related to services rendered, and you can negotiate those fees with your third-party DBA.
3. Round-the-Clock Coverage That Includes Vacations and Holidays
With fractional DBA, you will not need to worry about annual competition for prime vacation and holiday leave among your in-house DBAs. A third-party DBA will cover nights, weekends, vacation time and holidays so your staff can have the time away from work they need to stay healthy, stress-free and happy. This benefit is important because one of the leading reasons that DBAs leave their positions is because of burnout. Reducing the burden on top talent helps foster well-being and less turnover.
4. Quick Response DBA Services
DBA outsourcing provides better system maintenance and customer service. With constant coverage from industry experts, you will experience fewer operational issues. Your fractional DBA team members are available to handle urgent issues like applying patches and responding to tickets or alerts.
5. Offers Access to DBA Experts and Specialists
Outsourcing DBA firms achieve and maintain contact with top experts and specialists in the industry. Any task you need your team to accomplish, your DBA contact can likely do. As fast-paced as technology moves today, it is sometimes difficult for your in-house team to keep up with the latest knowledge and skills needed for certain projects.
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