Old or unsupported systems, dated software and service contracts, illegal software licensing and incompatible technology systems put weight on a company's infrastructure. But your customer marketplace isn't going to gladly pay more for your product or service just because you have expensive infrastructure. Profitability suffers as a result.
Old or unsupported systems
Not maintaining hardware and software or remaining on systems long after the vendor has stopped supporting them may save money in the short term but is very costly in the long term. Just like old machinery, vehicles and buildings cost more to operate than new, so old hardware and software silently eat away at profit. In addition, expensive manual processes tend to sprout to fill gaps in old system functionality that often are automated in new versions of systems.
Dated software and service contracts
As your business and technology evolve, software and service contracts should be reviewed to identify options to reduce costs and outsource or insource functions.
Incompatible Software Products
Bridges are expensive to build and maintain and incompatible software require expensive technical bridges and expensive manual processes.
Poorly Designed Networks
As companies grow and change they generally just add hardware and bandwidth without a plan or design. This process translates into inefficient expensive networks, servers that multiply like rabbits and higher technology budgets.
We all know technology changes every day and growing businesses change every day. To ensure that businesses get the best return on their technology investments, LJRCS clients receive regular scheduled reviews of systems and processes. The steps included in the review process are:
- Complete an Initial Assessment to determine current status of infrastructure, systems and business processes.
- Prepare a hardware plan to ensure hardware, network, data base and operating systems are up-to-date and will support the business plan
- Identify systems to be upgraded or implemented
- Review technology budget to determine areas where costs may be reduced.
This will keep productivity at peak and reduce the risk of business interruption that comes with system failures.