Could your organization benefit from high efficiency and increased productivity time? The obvious answer is ‘yes’. A good way to achieve these outcomes, and a myriad of other benefits, is start with IT Infrastructure Assessment.
IT Infrastructure Assessment is an opportunity for you to get in depth analysis of what’s happening in your current IT environment and to find gaps in the current IT ecosystem. The purpose of IT Infrastructure Assessment is to find out the gaps and suggest rectifications which will improve your business.
In today’s article we will focus on five key benefits any organization can get from IT Infrastructure Assessment.
1.Find your strengths, tackle your weaknesses
An IT Infrastructure Assessment will help you identify the strengths of your IT Infrastructure as well as the areas where improvements can be made with regards to the various aspects that determine the strength of your IT Infrastructure like how well the Network is managed, how good are the IT policies that govern your IT Infrastructure and how well they are being implemented. This will help you to make your IT Infrastructure robust and resilient.
2.Reduce IT costs and allow you to plan your IT expenditure.
An IT Assessment will help you understand the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) for your IT Resources including the cost of purchase, implementation, and maintenance. An IT Assessment will also help you identify functions done by your current set-up can be done at a lower TCO and help you get the most out of your IT Infrastructure. The assessment will also identify areas in which infrastructure resources need to be replaced to keep up pace with the demand that the business places on them and overall security standards and to deal with obsolescence in a phased manner that allows the business to plan how they can best assign their resources.
3.Ensure software compliance giving you peace of mind in what you have and what you use.
Corporate Governance consists of two parts: identifying the risks faced by the business with respect to software compliance and mitigating and controlling those risks before they have an impact in terms of reputation damage and penalties
We identify software that is no longer in use but is still being maintained and recommend the retiring of the software. We also examine your IT Infrastructure for Software assets that do not talk with each other and recommend software that works with the IT ecosystem that you possess in an integrated manner. We also identify cases of software overlap and recommend the remediation measures.
4.Alignment of IT and business goals especially you are growing and expanding.
During an IT Infrastructure Assessment, we understand the goals that you have set for your business. We look at your IT Infrastructure through the prism of your business needs, always checking if the IT Infrastructure will help you achieve your business goals and the changes that are needed to enable IT to help you reach the business objectives.
5.Minimize the business disruption
One of the benefits of IT Infrastructure Assessment is identifying old, fragile and risky legacy equipment from the IT Infrastructure that may be supporting the business. Either we come up with a plan to replace or to refactor the equipment to reduce business disruptions. It ensures that the network is robust and that the number of known vulnerabilities are patched and recommending that basic security be put in place thus hardening the network and making it resilient. This results in higher availability of network resources and thus reducing any disruption to business.
At the end of the day you will have a clear idea of your IT Infrastructure and the areas where crucial improvement is needed and the areas in which the improvement can be done in a phased manner.