Importance of an IT infrastructure management service

by | Feb 7, 2024 | 0 comments

An efficient IT infrastructure is essential for a business of any size.

Essential for maintaining high levels of productivity, improving data security, and keeping you competitive in an already demanding environment.

However, not everyone is confident in their IT infrastructure. Confident that it can deliver what you need regularly and when you need it most.

This is where managed services in IT support come in.

With such heavy reliance on IT systems to enable businesses to function and carry out daily tasks, businesses need the right IT management service to optimise and maintain high performance and productivity.

Affecting efficiency, productivity, performance, and security, you need an IT solution that is strong yet flexible and able to support your business aims and objectives.

In this post, we explore IT infrastructure and the benefits outsourcing your IT support can bring.

IT Infrastructure Management

Unfortunately, when your IT infrastructure goes down, so do productivity levels. Of course, planned network outages are fine; you know about them, can plan ahead, inform everyone, and make alternative arrangements. However, unplanned…costs you money.

The cost of unplanned downtime can run into the thousands as productivity stops, hence lost revenue and opportunities, and you also run the risk of data loss, which is significant for any business.

In order for your IT infrastructure to operate efficiently and securely, you need to ensure you are optimising your IT assets, i.e., hardware, software, networks, operating systems, data storage, cloud resources, etc. – everything that forms your IT infrastructure.

There are three main types of IT infrastructure:

Traditional – the business manages everything internally and owns all aspects of the infrastructure. However, this type of infrastructure is expensive to maintain.

Cloud – this infrastructure can be public, private, or hybrid and provides great data storage solutions, flexibility, scalability, and control.

Hyper-converged – brings all servers and storage together into one intelligent software

platform.

Outsourcing your IT support lets you have confidence that your IT infrastructure is fully understood, monitored, and maintained by experienced professionals.

Supporting business growth and success, minimising business disruption, allowing you to be proactive toward security and online threats, providing real-time data and reporting, investing

in the right technologies and reducing the risk of data loss.

IT Infrastructure Management Services

The services that a management services team can offer are wide-ranging and can include:

Server management – installing, configuring, monitoring, and maintaining hardware, software, networks, etc. to ensure high performance. Helping to reduce downtime while increasing customer satisfaction.

Network management – ensuring seamless connectivity and data transfer by monitoring and maintaining routers, firewalls, and VPNs. Helping to identify any issues in the network before they become a significant risk.

Storage management – providing robust data backup and disaster recovery plans (check out our post on the advantages of data backup and recovery for further information).

Database management – a place to store all critical information while ensuring that people can seamlessly access what they need when they need it.

Security management – implementing security policies, monitoring for vulnerabilities, and providing proactive measures to avoid the risk of cyberattacks.

Cloud management – from adoption to migration and ongoing management, your management services team will be with you at every step.

End-user support – IT support services do not stop when a new piece of software is installed; this should be ongoing, with the team always contactable when required.

Monitoring and reporting – with real-time tracking and performance metrics available, you can make the most informed decisions for the business.

Benefits of IT Infrastructure Management UK

Increase efficiency – less downtime and options to scale as the business grows.

Optimise the use of resources – freeing up your team’s time to focus on other areas.

Reduces risk – security is a huge element of managed services, and you can be confident knowing that your infrastructure receives 24/7 monitoring and support.

Improve user experience – easier to contact the business, you can track customer interactions and deal with any issues efficiently.

Identify weaknesses quicker and implement improvements faster.

IT Support Company

When looking for the right IT support company for you, look for:

  • Expertise and experience
  • The services that they offer and if they fit with what you need
  • Levels of security/compliance
  • SLA’s
  • Monitoring and reporting capabilities
  • Disaster recovery planning
  • Costs
  • Ongoing support

IT infrastructure is a vital element of your business, so we understand you need a company you can rely on. We also know that trust is a big part of this as you must have confidence in the team as they have access to your company data and information.

That is why we provide you with impeccable security and continuous monitoring, and we always have clear and open lines of communication.

Specialising in IT infrastructure management, we help to optimise your IT solutions so you can continue with the day-to-day running of your business effectively and efficiently.

Building an agile and robust IT infrastructure management service, creating strong networks, improving security and data management – let us add value to your business today.

To learn more, call us on 01423 222 333 or email your requirements to [email protected], and a member of our team will be in touch.