In today’s modern world, the IT infrastructure of a company is of high importance. Without an effective set of systems and services in place, a business can’t operate at its full potential. When things go wrong, downtime can arise in the form of failing servers, broken devices and scariest of all…data loss. If you’ve seen any of the following signs in your business, it’s time to take action.
You’re Wrestling With Limitations
The unfortunate downside to technology is that it develops so quickly that our new purchases become outdated in no time. Then, when new software becomes available, we find that our old devices can’t cope with it. There comes a time when this is no longer acceptable, and you need to think about infrastructure growth. If you’re constantly wrestling with limitations, it’s time to make a change.
You’re Dealing With EOL Products
EOL stands for End Of Life, and it means that a product is no longer supported by its vendor. A common example of something like this can be attributed to Windows XP – an operating system that no longer offers support for its users. The problem with EOL products in a business setting relates to what happens when they go wrong. You can’t get the support you need, and that could be a real issue.
Your Server/s Can’t Cope With The Stress
If your business server is old or struggling to cope with the demand placed on it, you need to think about upgrading. Your server is critical to the success of your infrastructure, and one of the most important purchases you’ll make. You might not even need to buy one – it could be your data centre that’s lacking. Implementing data centre cooling might be all you need to get your server up to 100% effectiveness once more.
You’re Relying Too Heavily On Manual Processes
The idea of an IT infrastructure is to enhance your IT usage and do away with the need for manual tasks. If you’re still relying too much on time-consuming manual processes, you need to ask yourself why.
Your Security Is Faltering
If we want to protect our business from the dangers of the internet, we need to be vigilant at all times. That isn’t always easy, particularly when we’re using outdated systems. As your business grows, so does your need to enhance your security. Whether this is through outsourced means or extra virus prevention is only something you can determine. You might just need to invest in newer and more stable systems altogether.
You Don’t Have A Backup Plan
You can get away with not having a backup plan for a while when you’re just starting out. But, as the business grows, so does your need to have an emergency lifeline. If you were to lose all that precious data tomorrow, it could be the nail in the coffin for your business. Your backup plan could include anything from cloud backups to emergency power supplies. Think about this now before it’s too late.
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