ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – St. Louis-based Savvis Incorporated has a new President.
Bill Fathers takes the second-in-command spot in the company (the CEO remains Jim Ousley), after serving as a senior vice president since 2007.
Fathers says he’s up for the job, “My challenge now is to take advantage of the opportunities, not only in the United States, but expanding into Europe and the far reaches of Asia.”
Fathers tells KMOX, as a provider of cloud computing services to some of the world’s largest companies, governments, and brands, Savvis has grown about 20% per year, and is now a billion-dollar company, “It’s a company that’s built on some good values: integrity, hard work, being creative and reliable.”
Fathers explains why Savvis has begun looking eastward for new business, “In Asia, no one’s got any legacy investment. It’s all for the very first time. You start from scratch. The first thing you do, of course, is don’t build it yourself, you buy it as a service.”
Fathers says some companies in the U.S. are reluctant to scrap their in-house I.T. services in favor of a service provided by companies like Savvis. However, he says by outsourcing, those companies and governments could realize a 30% savings over the cost of having their own computing experts on staff.
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