Telltale signs you've outgrown your infrastructure.
- Duplication of data and systems across multiple offices or branches.
- Slow system performance attributed to older computers or clogged network.
- Constant downtime or interruptions to the network due to bottlenecks.
- Unable to keep malware or viruses in check due to unsupported software.
- Sudden purchases due to immediate need because of a down critical system.
- Increases in OPEX and CAPEX expenditures on contracts or equipment.
- Unstructured cabling disasters in computer or server rooms.
- Impact in customer service and sales expectations.
Repetitive Technology = More Cost.
Often we see organizations that replicate infrastructure across multiple locations encompassing various technologies. The most common are servers that share common files between users, phone systems and even internet services.
With the proliferation of cloud technologies alongside Internet speed and reliability increases makes on-premise file servers, phone systems and storage simple and reliable for small and medium-size businesses.
Larger businesses, on the other hand, can deploy converged networks where voice and data communications share a common highway using communications like MPLS, SD-WAN or even VPN solutions. This way a company can centralize these services and reduce repetitive expenses.
Overdue Technology Refreshes
A technology refresh cycle establishes a predictable process for swapping out old technology with new assets every few years. It comes with a host of considerations. However, there are many benefits that come with an established technology refresh cycle that make the process worthwhile. Here are five of them.
1. Prevent Technological Obsolescence
2. Do More With Less while Saving Money in the Process
3. Keep Pace with Industry Trends and Innovations
4. Increase Overall Scalability and Compliance
5. Decrease Failure Rates and Downtime
Enhancing the resiliency of critical infrastructure can be achieved through the appropriate combination of updated technology encompassing in infrastructure and code as well as security measures to address intentional and accidental incidents.
Business continuity practices to deal with disruptions and ensure the continuation of essential services, and emergency management planning to ensure adequate response procedures are in place to deal with unforeseen disruptions and natural disasters.
When Anti-Virus is not enough
It is imperative to keep your software up to date with their manufacturers. Not updating software in your environment will bring in malicious viruses and malware that can potentially cripple your business.
Business today more than ever are investing in additional layers of security impacting various OSI layers.
Don't wait to the last moment
Delaying too much can end up in a waste of operational resources to the business, costing eventually money and worse of all your customers going to your competitor instead. Not having the proper technology in place can simply cripple the way you do business.
Additionally, continued use, like everything else may eventually fail and cause problems, such as storage or hard drives, causing a loss of data later forcing you to in-act disaster recovery processes to restore service.
opex and capex through the roof
With the rise of As-a-Service delivery models, businesses are faced with decisions beyond choosing the right technology. There is now a range of payment options to choose from, the trick is to know which one is right for your company and your current project.
The final decision on whether to choose Capex or Opex for IT needs depends on the company’s requirements and budget. With both payment methods having pros and cons, whether it is on-premise or virtually in the cloud it even might make more sense for businesses to decide in the cloud instead off on-premise solutions because of there efficiency and agility, rather than cost alone.
Tame and Hide your Spaghetti Mess
In today’s technology-driven world, many of us have a multitude of electronic and video devices in our homes, from televisions, DVD players and cable boxes to computers, modems, and printers. And while these products have added to our home experiences, there was a definite period of frustration we had to endure before getting to the point of enjoyment—you know that time when you had to connect all the pieces of the puzzle together, getting the right wires to the right places, all the while trying to minimize that bundled mess of cable, which is now tucked behind the console.
There’s a solution to the wire and cable chaos—and that’s “structured wiring”, a generic term used to describe a network that efficiently and effectively distributes data signals throughout your business, including all the audio, data, phone, and video.
Complaints resulting in loss revenue
Today’s customer has increasing demands from businesses. Customer demands are not the problem though. Companies need to change and modify the way they do business, along with the way they treat customers, to achieve the level of success they desire.
In short, as customers expect more from companies, businesses and brands need to step up to the plate to meet those challenges. The good news is technology can help brands achieve this.
Joint Network Systems (JNS) can help you with all these areas and provide best of breed solutions tailored to your needs. Whether its all of these or just one issue impacting your environment today.