We source locally
There are multiple reasons why we believe this business ethic makes sense.
1Firstly and most importantly: physics demands that the further data has to travel, the longer it will take. By reducing the number of “hops” and keeping latency low, our end-users get the most performant experience possible. A fast experience results in happier users.
2Secondly, by sourcing locally your organization is only as exposed from a legal standpoint as it would be if you hosted the servers in your office. By sourcing from companies who choose to host their services in other juristictions you are automatically vulnerable to the laws governing that territory. Privacy laws in the US and other parts of the world are typically more invasive than those here in Canada.
3And lastly: supporting local businesses keeps money in our local economy and stimulates and encourages growth on a local level. And that’s good for everyone. Where possible Young Robot opt to support Canadian businesses, even in situations where businesses in the USA and other territories are cheaper.