How To Manage IT Infrastructure Efficiently

28 Aug How To Manage IT Infrastructure Efficiently

Operational costs, systems availability, compliance and security, energy and power usage, disaster recovery, etc. all contribute to today’s increasingly complex IT environment. Managing your infrastructure on a day-to-day basis can be challenging. All too often, planning for the future succumbs to dealing with more immediate issues. Below we enlist some of the best practices to manage your IT infrastructure efficiently:

Infrastructure Planning

To effectively leverage IT as a business enabler, the CIO must optimize funding, improve time-to-market and align technologies with the overall business vision. To do so effectively requires two key building blocks – an enterprise-wide infrastructure roadmap and a sound approach to governance. Without these components, IT leaders can struggle to appropriately prioritize projects and leverage current investments. You should be able to identify quick win areas for improvement and cost savings.

Data Centre Optimization And Consolidation

Your data center houses the entire IT Infrastructure that keeps your business running. Having a clear strategy for managing and optimizing data center operations is critical. Many organizations are burdened with the high operational costs and capital investments of running multiple data center facilities (through organic growth, organizational changes or acquisition). Efforts should be made to map the business and technical requirements to create a data center consolidation and migration strategy solution that will deliver significant savings and efficiencies. Shifting the existing infrastructure to a cloud provider can help reduce costs and provide flexibility.

Business Continuity Planning

Unanticipated business interruptions, whether caused by man-made threats or natural disasters, can devastate an organization. Safeguarding your business and its reputation by providing for the continuity of operations has become a top priority. Based on a company’s unique internal risk profile, IT experts should define the recovery (IT and non-IT) requirements needed to provide for the continuity of operations that meet financial objectives, comply with regulations, and meet or exceed a business’ expectations. Cloud Technology proves to be very useful in cases of disaster management.

Licenses And Compliances

Every IT business leader should understand the importance of varied and evolving compliance needs. Businesses should know what to comply with and how to achieve proper licenses. A proper approach includes developing a clear understanding of the business and IT environment and managing the audit and compliance process end-to-end by establishing the best ways to collect data, identify control objectives, respond to ad-hoc audit requests and manage external auditor relationships.

Cloud Technology

In every enterprise business data management and security is very important. A proper approach needs to be set up to shift IT Infrastructure to a safe and secure cloud. Cloud help businesses collaborate both internally and externally with multiple teams in real time. Also, a cloud setup is much more secure than other conventional server setups. Cloud technology helps keep the data of an organization secure and also helps in collaborating with various teams on a real-time basis. Shifting to cloud technology and managing proper cloud setup should be a top priority of every IT Business leader. Cloud technology provides both flexibility and scalability features to enterprises.

Let us know if we can help you with your Infrastructure planning, Data center consolidation, and cloud strategy.

Nishant Singh
nishant@mismosystems.com
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