Synovus Financial Corp. (SNV) is building a $22 million data center in Columbus, Georgia to support the shift to digital record-keeping, according to local media reports. The Synovus Technology Center, a 50,000 square foot facility on Moon Road in Columbus, will come online in about a year, the company said. The building will be expandable to 100,000 square feet on the 10.5-acre site.
“If you look out into the world, we’re moving further and further away from paper and more to an electronic means of conducting business, and anything that moves into an electronic form drives your appetite for technology,” Scott McGlaun, Synovus chief information officer, told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. “Take all of those factors into consideration and this is something that we’ve discussed and we’ve planned probably 24 to 36 months.”
Synovus is headquartered in Columbus and operates 39 banks in Georgia, Alabama, Florida, South Carolina and Tennessee. It has 7,400 employees.