What does a proper analysis of the IT infrastructure in a company look like so that it does not make a hole in the budget and actually brings benefits in the form of efficiency?
Analysis is not exactly a popular word, because when anyone brings it up, everyone immediately thinks of something completely different – wasted money on unnecessary papers with gibberish that no one will ever use anyway.
This can and does happen, but only if the analysis is poorly performed or does not fit the purpose for which it was developed. Analytics, whether we like it or not, will become more and more part of our business lives, because they are the basis for the successful implementation of anything.
People are getting nervous with the big boom in AI this past year. Black scenarios began to multiply and panic slowly broke out. Although AI has its positive and negative sides, it is only a suitable analysis that can reveal how to deal with such technology.
But we don’t even have to go into such complicated technologies as artificial intelligence, just look at the IT infrastructure in companies. It is the backbone of the entire company’s functioning, which ensures the operation of systems and the ability to move the business forward. Despite this, its selection is not given the attention that such a key element of the company deserves.
So how do you combine the impossible – find an IT analysis that will be useful and not throw a lot of money out the window?
No, we will not control the emission of gases and their composition. But just as a good analyzer will dissect a gas down to the last atom, so the right analysis processing partner should be able to dissect your needs down to the last dot.
But it doesn’t end there. The know-how, thanks to which he breaks your needs down like this, should be able to be used to build the right infrastructure that exactly fits your needs.
Quite often, you can already tell during the first non-binding consultation whether you have come across an uber-mega-analyzer or if it is someone who will not actually help you at all towards your goal. And don’t be fooled by just a long list of experiences on paper. The resume is important, but let the reasons be explained during the consultation. That’s the best resume.
Question marks on the right side
Lots of questions are fine, but relevant questions are a must. The analysis should focus on areas that are important to you, that apply to your business and reflect your operation.
Part of the analysis is an analysis of the current state, on the basis of which the analysis should then be adjusted. A template cannot be created for IT analysis, even if we all wish it could. To some extent, there are elements that will repeat themselves, but because every business is unique, don’t get fooled by simple patterns and quick results. You simply cannot play with them in an IT analysis.
In addition, here we come to one more trend that will gain more strength this year, although it is something that should have always been there as a world-famous constant. When you examine your IT infrastructure, it is not possible to take it as a whole. The needs are different in the company, so it is also necessary to approach them in this way. So the right questions should break down the infrastructure into parts that will then be examined separately. So we will increasingly encounter a heterogeneous IT infrastructure, which is not bad news.
Fragmentation in this context means the highest possible efficiency. Of course, this must not be at the expense of the technicians’ ability to ensure trouble-free operation.
All the wrong reasons
Management ordered it.
These are reasons to develop an analysis, but they are certainly not the best. There should always be a reason behind these simple statements.
- We have to because the current situation is not satisfactory and every day we are terrified that something will break again.
- We should, because we are facing a renewal process in the near future and we are not sure if our current approach really meets our needs.
- The management ordered this because there is a need to evaluate the effectiveness and profitability of the existing solution.
Aren’t those reasons suddenly clear, logical and justifiable? An IT infrastructure analysis is appropriate at any time. You don’t have to wait for something to start falling apart. Technologies are developing in all fields, so it is also possible that you are simply no longer working effectively because the market has simply managed to reach a completely different level.
When you can get something that is more efficient and maybe even costs less, doesn’t it make sense to take the change seriously? But how will you be able to evaluate this if you don’t have a proper analysis done? Why not start with a free consultation?