The main reasons to certify

The main reasons to Certify

Obtaining a certification and going thru a certification process costs a lot of time and money. A certification shows you comply to a standard or specific baseline, but why do you need external audits if you implemented that standard or baseline? Let’s walk through the most common reasons.

Part of law and legislation

The most important reason to apply for certification is the need to comply due to law and legislation, think about CE. As example, within the health industry it is required to comply to local standards (like NEN 7510). Besides governmental, also the industry can enforce the need for certification, like PCI DSS for companies that handle credit card data.

Part of corporate governance

To be an organization that is in control, complying to standards can support in being in control. For large enterprises it is not possible for the Directors or Supervisory Board to check see the processes, therefore as a confirmation a certification will provide comfort for internal control.

Requested and/or need by the clients

Clients may need their supplier to comply be certified if your clients want to have proof their supplier complies to certain standards. Specific certifications or reports like SOC can be needed since it is used within the certification that your client has.

Commercial benefits

The need for obtaining certifications can also have a commercial reason. For example, if a company wants to show they are better then their competitors or showing their professionally. Also, obtaining a certificate can also be a reason to have a press release and your customers see that you exist and invest in quality and reliability.

At Datacenter.com we have a critical view on certification. We do not get certified for certifications that are not meant for colocation providers. It is important for us to show the quality of our services and to show our clients we meet the objectives our clients expect. Customer demands and part of law and legislation are the main reasons, with keeping in mind that we are transparent to our customers and are flexible and can comply to the needs of our customers.

 

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