Denton is a “Top 10 U.S. City for Data Security” in a recent survey based on our “robust bandwidth, telecommunications, power infrastructures and favorable operating cost structures and secure location insulated from natural disasters.” The study, "Banking & Financial Services: A Comparative Cost Analysis for Information Assurance Operations," by New Jersey-based The Boyd Co., compares the nation's largest regional centers and selected the best cities that met certain criteria for housing highly secure, low-risk and cost-effective data security operations for the banking and financial services industry.
Denton offers the perfect confluence of resources required for successful data center operations:
- Denton Municipal Electric (DME), Denton’s community-owned electric provider, offers outstanding reliability and cost-competitive, stable rates. DME also leads the nation with more wind power per capita than any other city; 40% of its energy comes from renewable resources.
- Future data center trends underscore the need for fast development and deployment of user-friendly apps, creative use of organizational data and support for mobility and collaboration, increased cyber security expertise, and evolving systems engineering core technologies. Denton’s two universities, and the more than 40 training facilities, community colleges and universities within 40 miles of Denton, provide IT skills training and degree programs to support financial, insurance and healthcare data centers. Computer Science and Computer Engineering BS, MS and PhD programs are among degrees earned by Denton’s 50,000+ college students.
- UNT’s Center for Information and Computer Security (CICS) has been recognized by the National Security Agency, Department of Homeland Security, and as a “Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education.” UNT offers BS, MS and PhD degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering
Denton’s business-friendly climate with low costs and no corporate or individual income tax, offers a great quality of life for its residents, as well. Named as the “#1 Small Town in America” by Business Insider, Denton was also named the nation’s “Friendliest” and “Most Fun” town by Rand Mc Nally and USA Today. The community’s diverse arts and live music scene is the cornerstone of Denton’s plentiful annual festivals and events.