Part 1 – Introduction
In 2021, Information Technology became the lifeline of many businesses. Only those businesses that had the right IT infrastructure and business processes in place found themselves in the race for success and enabled to deliver the best experiences to their customers.
Communication with key stakeholders of the business, such as employees, partners and suppliers through effective digital marketing are all dependent on your IT infrastructure being available, redundant, and scalable.
As your business matures, so should your IT infrastructure. In competitive industries, moving to modern solutions by abandoning legacy hardware and software investments is paramount to staying ahead of the race.
Following are some steps that can help you optimize your business’ IT infrastructure.
1. Evaluating Existing Aging Infrastructure
A thorough and regular evaluation of your existing infrastructure and its performance is vital to any business that relies heavily on digital services.
Consult an IT infrastructure expert to evaluate your current setup, list out the solutions and services your business lacks and the part of the infrastructure that requires a replacement or an upgrade.
2. Expand Storage Space and Server Capabilities
A dearth of storage space and low server capabilities are two of the leading reasons of under-performing IT infrastructure and in turn lapsed business operations.
Expanding your IT Infrastructure’s capabilities would drastically improve your business’ operations. A good percentage of businesses still operate on outdated servers that are hampering their operations without their knowledge. An expansion and upgrade allow for more data storage, faster processing power, and more notably ensure smooth operations and prepare your business for an unexpected network outage in the case of one of the servers going down.
What to be mindful of while considering a IT Infrastructure upgrade
Companies might be tempted to make large capital investments in Information technology and leverage that for 10 years. But the problem with that is that the industry is rapidly evolving.
Old technology maybe hardly equipped to handle present-day computing demands. Older operating systems are rapidly becoming unsupported and thereby insecure, so moving to the latest technology is the best approach. Which means, while upgrading, consult an expert and ensure they are aligned with your business’ short-term and long-term goals. A seasoned IT expert would offer the optimum solution keeping the above in mind.
When it comes to networking and connecting edge devices to your network, 5G-enabled devices are now disrupting the market by offering amazing network speeds. It’s a completely different configuration to the corporate networks that we’ve traditionally known, but by using a device on 5G, the data that transmits between the device and telco is essentially secure.
Keep an eye on this space for Part 2 of this article.
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