After considering the financial and operational cost of running its on-site data centre, HUP turned to its trusted partner Virtusales to deliver the complete Biblio solution.
Dan Wackrow, Chief Financial and Operating Officer at Harvard University Press explained, “The decision to outsource provides Harvard University Press with significant cost savings and secure anytime/anywhere system access for its employees and partners. It allows us to focus our limited resources on publishing and not on hardware and hosting.”
Dan went on to further explain,
Biblio is mission critical to our publishing program, and now that Virtusales is managing the complete solution, we can focus our attention on publishing the world’s best scholarly content. For HUP, this represents a strategic change, consistent with a global shift toward outsourcing.
Dan Wackrow, CFO, Harvard University Press
Founded in 1913, Harvard University Press is the publisher of such classic works as John Rawls’s A Theory of Justice, E. O. Wilson’s On Human Nature, and Helen Vendler’s Dickinson, and continues to be a leading publisher of convergent works in the sciences, humanities, and social sciences. HUP’s publication program, which includes important new digital projects and platforms, is driven by the belief that books from academic publishers are more essential than ever before for understanding critical issues facing the world today.