- How can we become more proactive and less reactive?
- How can we spend less time troubleshooting?
- How can we get more out of the equipment we have invested in?
- How can we minimise our expensive power and cooling costs?
Procurement 9 October 2015
Realising the potential of your micro business’s IT infrastructure
King of Servers’ Albie Attias shows how micro firms can get more out of the IT equipment they’ve invested in, become more proactive and spend less time troubleshooting. Although troubleshooting issues is an important aspect of day-to-day life for every IT professional, it can become a burden when this part of the job overtakes important matters such as expansion and development. As the saying goes, time is money and this is particularly true with server management. The ever-increasing complexity of the IT environment even for micro businesses is certainly a contributing factor that has led to more valuable hours being spent on dealing with issues that crop up. It would be fair to say that this explosion of data, virtualisation and the cloud, coupled with pressures on IT departments to deliver more speed and innovation, poses considerable management challenges. A company’s technology infrastructure should be resilient and efficient enough to adapt to changes in the work environment quickly and with as little downtime as possible, as any loss of performance could lead to significant costs to the business. And, in cases where things do go wrong, IT professionals need the capabilities to troubleshoot quickly and effectively. In most cases, businesses construct their IT infrastructure intermittently as the business evolves. This approach comes with its drawbacks, though, leading to silos of servers, storage and network equipment that stand alone, rather than working alongside each other as part of a well connected system. Because these systems stand alone, each silo must be managed separately, requiring an array of disparate management tools. It is because of this that micro businesses must learn how to exploit the potential of their IT infrastructure. Asking the following questions will help you do so: