Optimise your Infrastructure
25/07/2019

Now's the time to optimise your IT infrastructure

Oliver Moazzezi


Oliver Moazzezi, Cobweb Solutions Architect, writes …

Businesses today depend on their technology to remain not only productive but competitive.

And with technology “expanding 2.6 times faster than the rest of the UK economy,” according to Tech Nation’s 2018 paper and as reported by Information Age, that means there’s a lot of IT out there!

And it can mean that businesses are dealing with a jumble of licences, solutions, services and applications, purchased from a variety of vendors.

But, to be able to remain competitive, businesses must also ensure that their processes and IT are as efficient and cost-effective as possible. The ‘if it isn’t broken, don’t fix it’ approach that may have served organisations in the past, just doesn’t work in today’s business environment, and where IT vendors are continually updating functionality and features, and enabling potential business rivals to pull ahead.

What does optimising IT infrastructure mean?

Optimising a business’s IT infrastructure effectively means being able to make best use of the technology within the company to achieve business objectives, and can in practice mean anything from conducting an audit of software across the business, and making sure that the licensing is as efficiently organised as possible (and the business not either over- or under-licensed), to moving on-premises applications or even an entire database to the cloud.

What’s required for ‘optimisation’ will very much depend on the individual business, and the individual IT structure.

Issues with legacy IT

The changing nature of today’s workplace means that businesses are constantly having to evaluate whether their systems continue to meet their needs, while legacy systems can give rise to issues ranging from products being out of support, through to being unable to integrate with newer technology, and being at risk of security and non-compliance.

Plus, businesses must consider that there may now be newer, better technology to do the job!

Benefits of cloud

Increasing numbers of businesses are moving services to the cloud, and which offers many advantages over solutions hosted on-premises. For example, with cloud you can, 

- Address storage capacity problems

- Keep up-to-date with solution features and functionality, and protection against security issues

- Eliminate the need for investment in hardware

- Scale up or down as required

- Reduce costs with a pay-as-you go model.


Optimising your IT infrastructure

If you’d like more information about optimising an IT infrastructure, download a copy of our eBook, Optimising your IT infrastructure - and the Cobweb team will be more than happy to help with advice. Call 0333 009 5941 or email hello@cobweb.com.  

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