The infrastructure of your IT systems can be the very backbone of your business and yet is an aspect that is often overlooked. To put it simply, investing in, implementing and maintaining a sound IT infrastructure is imperative to the growth of your business as technology continues to become vital to our every day tasks. IT systems that are aged can reduce productivity greatly and can put a strain on your every day tasks and therefore result in a loss of revenue. It can also result in downtime, which in itself can result in huge losses.
Many businesses take a piecemeal approach to updating their IT systems and network infrastructure, spreading the cost of investment across a longer period of time. However this will inevitably result in a higher investment outlay in a shorter period of time. As a modern business it’s extremely important to have a long-term strategy in place when it comes to your IT infrastructure in order to scale with the growth of your business and any advancements in technology.
The key to a reliable and effective IT system in your business is flexibility. The use of hybrid infrastructures for example, which combine the use of both on-site and cloud servers, means you can host a number of your services off-site, in the cloud, such as emails and general business applications, whilst the servers that are on-site can take the workload of other business requirements at a local level. This, of course, depends on the overall requirements of your business, but if you require the flexible services of Cloud hosting as well as the reliability of an on-site server, then a hybrid infrastructure may be an excellent option for your business.
Regardless of how it is created, an IT infrastructure must provide a suitable platform for all the necessary IT applications and functions your business requires. Solid management also allows admins to optimise resources for different workloads, and to more readily understand and handle the impact of any changes on interrelated resources.
Here at Spectrum Networks Solutions, we understand that keeping up with the latest technology and hardware for your business can be a daunting task. But don’t worry! We can assist you in making the right choices and keeping your employees equipped with the best possible hardware for your budget and business requirements. Whether it is top-of-the-range smartphones and tablet devices for your sales team on-the-move or equipping your entire office space with the latest desktop hardware; we will work closely with you and advise which options will suit your business best and give you the most flexibility. We will also provide the right support and advice on network cabling and, most importantly, the security, backup and disaster recovery solutions to ensure your infrastructure has the highest possible up time and reliability.