While most businesses will be fully aware of the need for a carefully thought out and well implemented IT system, many fail to think in terms of IT infrastructure. Infrastructure can be defined as “the basic physical and organisational structures and facilities (e.g. buildings, roads, power supplies, etc.) needed for the operation of a society or enterprise”. When you think about all of the various elements that are needed for an effective IT setup – networking capability, servers, devices, cloud services, security, data backup, software…the list goes on and on. IT infrastructure is required in order for all of these various complex parts to work together to achieve maximum performance. After all, there’s no point having the very latest software if your computers are too old to run it, and the greatest backup system in the world isn’t going to help you if you have no IT security in place.
At first glance, this task can seem overwhelming. So to be honest, most people outside of the IT industry will not have the necessary knowledge base and experience to implement a robust IT infrastructure plan. This is why most companies will turn to an IT provider for assistance in setting up and then maintaining the infrastructure of their IT. By streamlining IT processes and putting in place a robust IT infrastructure plan, you can be reassured that the software, data and processes that are so critical to the operation of your business will continue to function at peak performance.