Hi, my name is Scott, and I’d like to think I’m a pretty good host. Unfortunately for CTOs, hosting your data is not always as straightforward as hosting a party. When it comes to your Skyward system, you have a few different options to choose from. Your first option, and the most common hosting setup as far back as 10-20 years ago, is to maintain your own database servers on-premises. When self-hosting, keep in mind that you’ll have to dedicate staffing and capital to maintaining your own hardware, administration, and product updates. If keeping things in-house is your preference, but you just don’t have the staffing to stay on top of your database, consider Managed Services. We’ll update Skyward for you, monitor your database, and provide ongoing administration tasks. In recent years, the cloud has become a big hit. We partner with ISCorp to provide a secure cloud computing option for our customers. ISCorp has two datacenters; one in Dallas, TX and one just outside of Milwaukee, WI. Your data will always reside in both locations to safeguard against a potential disaster. With this option, you won’t have to worry about updating Skyward or your in-house hardware. When it comes to hosting, it’s important to know that you’ve got options. Work smarter with Skyward. Stay tuned for the next Quick Hits for CTOs, coming soon.