When starting operation, any company faces difficulties in forecasting the pace of its development. In most cases, the development is conducted according to the following scenario – something is additionally purchased, set up and installed step by step. This scenario is accepted as the only correct one. Nevertheless, as the company grows, the amount of its IT equipment also increases; there are technologies accumulated which possibilities and use is no longer well known, and software which has not been used for some time. At one moment, we realize that the infrastructure has become complicated, fragmented and difficult to maintain. In such moments, everything has to be started from the scratch. Complete return on investment from IT can be expected only when the establishing and development of it has been planned.
Due to this reason, before making any changes in IT infrastructure, it is necessary to perform in-depth analysis for each function planned to be introduced or changed:
- if it operates correctly and without downtime;
- if the existing and new functions do not contradict each other’s operation;
- how the planned, necessary result can be achieved with smaller expenses.
Only previous analysis of the situation and a considerate plan of implementation ensure confidence and responses on these and several other questions.
The development of a considered IT infrastructure will ensure that you do not have unnecessary diversity in your equipment and software.