Indiana Data Center
Address: 620 Coliseum Blvd. W.
At a glance: Provides data replication, disaster recovery, off-site storage, cloud and managed services
Annual revenue: Not disclosed
When was the company founded: 2002
Biggest accomplishment in the past 12 months: In the midst of completing a $1.2 million upgrade to the company’s core infrastructure, including the addition of Cisco’s Nexus 7000 series switches and unified communication servers
What was your biggest mistake in operating this business: In the beginning, not concentrating on the core business of data center services that include disaster recovery and off-site storage
What are the key challenges facing your business or industry: Uncertainty of quality cloud locations and the ability to have personalized service. Cloud computing is the practice of using a network of remote servers hosted on the Internet to store, manage and process data.
What is your strategy for staying ahead of your competition: Listening to customers and continuing education of the company’s workers
What resources have you found most helpful in running a business: Internet research and colleagues in the industry
What are your growth projections for the next five years: Looking to grow at least 25 percent each year
What is one thing about your business that people might not be aware of: The company’s use of interns and college students. Throughout the year, about 30 percent of the staff is college students. Indiana Data Center employs them as a recruiting method. The business also provides Internet services to the city, county and all school districts in Allen County.
If you weren’t running this business, what would you be doing: Likely some other type of business and continuing to volunteer for various community organizations, including Junior Achievement; American Red Cross; and the Boy Scouts of America