With all the publicity around the Cloud, you may be wondering whether you should move away from on-site infrastructure. This is a big decision and is not necessarily right for every business.
High-end hardware is expensive. But it would be hard to find another aspect of your business where you can more easily spend a little to save a lot.
You want to know you are spending money on the right aspects of your infrastructure, to reap maximum benefits in productivity and cost.
If a company of 30 people earning an average of £30,000 per person invests an additional £1,000 in a server that results in a saving of 15 minutes per user per week (just 3 minutes a day), the company will recover the £1,000 in 8 weeks.
Productivity of your people aside, improving your infrastructure can also bring down your day to day costs: we estimate that every five-year-old server costs £1,000 more per year to run than a new one. New server technology means that two virtualised servers can now do the work of five old ones, bringing a huge reduction in energy consumption as well as space and connectivity. Faster drives also mean that your users spend less time waiting for data and more time working with it.
Upgrades are not about investing in the latest technology just for the sake of it, but about identifying the pinch points in your business, and picking the solution that will help. You will save money and your staff will thank you for it.
We work with you to identify the areas of infrastructure that will deliver significant business benefits through being upgraded. These might include:
Based on this, we put in place a recommended upgrade plan that takes into account your expenditure preferences and sensible timings.
Every recommendation is based on carefully costed business benefits, and upgrade projects are carefully managed, with extensive testing before rollout to your business.