This new year, have you thought about ways to optimize your company’s IT infrastructure for a better business?
Technology evolution is quite astounding, and trying to keep up with it is about as challenging as trying to use it. Even so, you likely know you’ll need to optimize your IT infrastructure this year in order to stay competitive.
No matter what your industry is, you have competitors attempting to get ahead of you every day. They may have superior IT infrastructure in place that’s giving them far too many advantages over you. Yet, how do you choose the right technology to help you communicate easier and make business operations run more efficiently?
You need to work with an IT infrastructure service provider and a consultant team to help you choose more wisely.
This means having good communication with the provider as well. But you need to analyze your company yourself. Then you can figure practical ways to optimize the tech you’re considering as a way to save money.
Innovative and Consolidated Infrastructure Platforms
Many IT infrastructure providers now provide converged systems so you get everything in one platform. You may want to consider consolidating your server, storage, and networking in one place to help save on setup costs and in bills.
Any quality infrastructure provider should offer technology that saves you time and money. Most of all, make sure the tech the provider has is innovative to a point where it simplifies procedures. You want innovative features that make daily business tasks work simply without complications.
Finding Technology That Can Grow with Your Business
The old idea that IT products have to upgrade sooner rather than later is one of the biggest burdens of acquiring new technology. In your push for infrastructure optimization, it’s worth looking into tech that can upgrade within an existing system.
Managed services do this for you through many “as a service” (or aaS) products. Tools like Software as a Service run through the cloud so you can get upgrades remotely rather than having to upgrade a tool physically. When combined with other managed platforms, your provider automatically upgrades all of your infrastructure.
Reducing Cost on Data Centers
To save even more money in revamping your IT, consider low-cost options for your data center. Many companies now look to small cities rather than overly expensive facilities. Regardless, even seeking out physical data centers isn’t necessary when you have a provider giving you thoroughly managed solutions.
Thanks to the cloud, you can essentially place the entire contents of your business in an online server. A managed services provider manages all business tools from a third-party location to eliminate finding a data center for yourself.
Now you can maintain just one office and still be in constant communication with a dedicated management team. The latter keeps 24/7 watch over the functions and security of your systems.
Communicating Your Ideas to the IT Infrastructure Provider
Once you start working with an IT tech provider, you need to get on the same wavelength to communicate your ideas. By making it clear what your corporate vision is, your budget constraints, and risk factors, you help the provider team understand what’s necessary.
It helps to communicate your ideas in as clear a way as possible so there isn’t any confusion. Still, your provider can do an audit to figure what you need, including things you missed.
Here at Stanfield IT, we’re here to help you optimize your IT infrastructure so your business stays optimal all year.
Contact us to find out more about our comprehensive IT services that helps businesses of all sizes.