Your IT department can no longer be seen as a support function. It must break out of that mould and work with the business to deliver outcomes that will help execute the business strategy faster.
But then this begs the question: How do you, as the COO, help to ensure that your IT infrastructure delivers new business capabilities that drive performance and market differentiation? Follow our sound advice below:
Reduce storage costs
The explosion of data shows no signs of abating anytime soon, which means that the expense of storing data in-house will increase. Consolidating your data in a virtualised network like a data centre will help to alleviate the burden and operational costs of housing this data yourself. Everything will be in one place, which will make it easier to manage, improving your company’s employee performance.
Avoid a three-year cycle
Long-term service plans might sound like a good idea at the time, but businesses change all the time, no one can predict what it will look like a month from now, let alone in three years’ time. At the end of the term, the vendor might surprise you with an increase so you can continue the service. At this point, you may have no other choice but to oblige because you run the risk of losing valuable data in the data transfer from them to you. You can avoid this scenario altogether because we don’t lock you into a contract. Our billing system works on a month-to-month basis.
Security tools to protect your IT infrastructure
As your IT infrastructure is the backbone of your business operations, you need to ensure that your security measures are in place to ensure consistent protection against cyberattacks. Acquire a security network that includes monitoring and in-depth strategies to offer rapid detection and response. We offer clients peace of mind with our complete end-to-end range of security solutions that drills through from detection, prevention and response. Take a closer look here.
The final point we want to make is that you need a team of technical experts to be there for you if things go wrong on your network. The last thing we want is for you to be left in the dark about the performance of your IT solutions. Our customer promise involves keeping you informed at all times. We work around the clock to get your systems and network up and running so your business hardly feels the effects of downtime as this can reduce your business efficiency more than you think. Put your trust in Internet Solutions to help drive your business efficiency through our state-of-the-art IT solutions – we won’t let you down. Stay in the loop and, to extend your IT knowledge, download our Understanding IT for the COO guide.
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