The success of every company assumes high receptivity at market trends and smart adaption to the clients demands. Agile companies which have the capacity to quickly redefine their strategies , will answer successfully to all demands. Competitive IT infrastructure represents the foundation of this profitable mobility.
The essential points in the development of an balanced IT infrastructure
IT platform should provide the basis for all IT solutions, present and future. Once you have adopted a platform, changing it can be very expensive. Choosing platform is an essential and will immediately influence the quality of services performed. What to look for?
Flexibility – is the quality of adapting to new technologies as they earn their credibility. An optimal platform must be at the same pace with the latest technological innovations with the ultimate goal to always adapt the functionality of the proposed services.
Scalability – The platform you choose should allow easy expansion of IT infrastructure commensurate with business growth.
Robustness – is the guarantee of stability, availability and the security of the system. Its absence can generate significant losses.
Easy operation – Productivity and training costs depend primarily on this aspect. Following this, you will easily find qualified personnel for both computer use and maintenance of the network.
Management – Management and configuration, centralized in a pattern, significantly reduces operating costs.
The time required to implement – As you can implement IT solutions faster, the more advantages you will benefit and you will easily recover investments.
Applications available – Make sure you will operate suitable applications for the platform concerned with the clear intention to ensure functionality.
Compatibility – It is critical for fast migration and without incident. The possibility of embedding old IT infrastructure saves investments already made.
The concept TCO – total cost of ownership – is widely circulated in correlation with IT systems. When you buy a device, system or equipment, we do not think only the purchase price. There are additional factors that add additional costs after purchase. Investment efficiency is calculated TCO not only by the initial cost of acquisition.
In case of investments in IT, it is good to keep in mind:
Support – Who is placed into the operation of an product after purchase? It must be installed and configured. How many companies or market specialists can help me? What financial effort? How long I will recover the investment? What happens if something goes wrong?
Qualifying – How many employees were trained to operate the solution? How much the training would cost? The solution is sufficiently familiar and easy to operate? You can easily find qualified staff?
Reliability – prevents downtime and can retrieve on investment and bring other costs.
Security – A poor security makes us vulnerable to a whole series of problems, finally translated in unexpected costs.
Updates – How do I keep everything up to date so the life will be extended? What would be the cost?
Integration – can capitalize on investments already made with the new solution? How much will it cost to add new features in the future? Engineers on the market are there to help me in this case?