Major film studio is downsizing its data processes

August 23, 2013

Over at 20th Century Fox, the records management facility takes up 9,000 square feet in three locations. As a way to cut cut down costs and increase efficiency, their chief information officer (CIO) is revamping the company’s database management services to eliminate one storage facility. Working out of six, separate movie studios, FOX’s IT department felt it was time to “modernize its infrastructure,” according to Computerworld. Even though some of the operations will be moved outside of the office, most documents will be scanned and stored in a secure, cloud-based server. Once the consolidation would be completed, FOX’s data center would be 30 percent smaller at 2,700 square feet. Some argue that changing the framework of how information is stored will phase out in five years, but John Herbert, FOX’s CIO and executive vice president doesn’t think so. “IT is more relevant today than we have ever been,” Herbert told Computerworld. “I would much rather focus on business alignment and creating business value.” As operations in the film industry and other enterprises continue to increase, it is becoming more important to find alternative ways to reduce costs. Modernizing your records management practices is one way to improve your operations. A data processing company can help firms of all sizes find solutions that work with their daily operations. Tab Service Company is a Chicago based company with over 53 years of experience as a data processing service provider.  We provide business with outsourcing solutions for document scanning services, data entry services and mailing/lettershop services.  As a SOC2-approved organization, we apply industry-best practices to our approach with clients.