5 ways you can improve efficiency in your IT infrastructure

We live in a world where the ever-evolving nature of technology means that a business’ IT needs and the demands placed upon network infrastructures are constantly changing.

Today, technology no longer merely supports a business but actively shapes the way an organisation operates.

Modern IT infrastructures need flexibility and scalability to adjust to changing demands in the workplace. As a result, a company’s network needs to meet these new challenges while remaining cost-effective and efficient.

Here are our top 5 tips for improving the efficiency of the IT infrastructure in your business. 

Tip 1: Removing Surplus Software

Over time, it’s more than likely that your business has accumulated a range of different licences for a plethora of diverse software solutions.

While some systems may have delivered value to the business at the time, as technology progresses software can become obsolete, which means they are simply taking up space on your network.

A regular audit of your IT infrastructure can ensure that unused or unnecessary software can be uninstalled, leaving the system with greater capacity to deliver the programmes that are required.

Tip 2: Virtualising your Data Storage

The majority of businesses now need to handle and store data that is crucial to the operation and progression of the company.

Traditionally, the amount of data you could store would depend on the physical storage space on the business premises.

More data would need more memory which would require additional equipment, resulting in extra investment and added maintenance and energy costs.

Migrating your data to a virtual storage network can deliver a much more cost-effective and efficient solution for your network.

This is because:

  • Storage is no longer restricted by server capacity
  • A central, cloud-based facility allows a server to operate other tasks more efficiently
  • Its scalability means that you can simply increase or decrease capacity as required
  • Hardware, maintenance and energy cost are reduced

Tip 3: Regular Maintenance

Your IT infrastructure is the vehicle driving your business. And like all vehicles, it needs regular servicing and maintenance to deliver optimum performance.

A proactive and preventative maintenance programme can provide peace of mind that your system is fully operational at all times.

Working with an outsourced IT specialist allows you the option of a completely tailored service agreement.

You’ll have transparent control on costs and ensure that your IT is being regularly monitored so that any potential issues can be identified and rectified before they become a major problem.

Tip 4: Service & Repair Plans

In the same way, as regular maintenance can give you peace of mind, having an IT service and repair plan in place can also help the system’s efficiency.

It will allow for quick, highly responsive repairs as and when something does go awry.

Downtime is costly, so working with an IT organisation who can offer remote, 24/7 response can ensure that your system is back up and running as soon as possible.

Tip 5: Future Planning

As we’ve said, technology and business models are constantly evolving and changing.

So it makes sense to think ahead about new software/product roll-outs. These can be disruptive to productivity and costly.

If you plan the evolution of your technology and software needs in line with your business objectives, any future roll-outs can occur with minimum disruption to operations.

There are plenty of ways that you can improve the efficiency of IT in your business. If you’d like to find out more, give us a call.

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