If a company of 30 people earning an average of £30,000 per person invests an additional £1000 in a server that results in a saving of 15 minutes per user per week (just 3 minutes a day), the company will recover the £1000 in 8 weeks.
Productivity of your people aside, improving your infrastructure can also bring down your day to day costs: we estimate that every five-year-old server costs £1,000 more per year to run than a new one. New server technology means that two virtualised servers can now do the work of five old ones, bringing a huge reduction in energy consumption as well as space and connectivity. Faster drives also mean that your users spend less time waiting for data and more time working with it.
Upgrades are not about investing in new infrastructure just for the sake of it, but about identifying the pinch points in your business, and picking the solution that will help. You will save money and your staff will thank you for it.
How does it work?
We work with you to identify the areas of infrastructure that will deliver significant business benefits through being upgraded. These might include:
- Servers - if they are over four years old, the increased risk of failure means you should consider increased warranty or upgrade
- Connectivity - new ways of working such as cloud services will mean increased bandwidth requirements that can't be supported by ADSL
- Monitors - giving each user two monitors is a trivial cost that can have a huge impact on productivity
- Wireless - Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) and higher expectations around speed and reliability can mean choosing a robust and sophisticated system such as Cisco Meraki
- Cabling and wiring - within the next five years, we are likely to see 10Gb networking to the desktop as standard, which will require upgraded wiring
- Licensing - we can often achieve significant savings through changes to software licenses
Based on this, we put in place a recommended upgrade plan that takes into account your expenditure preferences and sensible timings.
Every recommendation is based on carefully costed business benefits, and upgrade projects are carefully managed, with extensive testing before rollout to your business.
What does it cost?
- An intelligent approach to new technology can make significant savings compared to maintaining existing systems.
- Upgrade projects can be costed on a fixed project basis as well as time and materials.