How is a seemingly complex on-premise IT system impacting your business.
Cost of simply keeping the lights flashing
IT equipment is a necessity. It's purchased to carry out a fundamental role in the business, to keep the business-critical applications and communications running. Any interruption is immediately felt with staff unable to access client information or accounts data. The focus turns to protect the equipment from failure and quite quickly the maintenance and risk management becomes a significant line item overhead.
Applications are frequently deployed to satisfy a need within the business. However, these siloed applications often don't integrate with other business-critical systems resulting in manual workarounds that lead the business to become over-reliant on human tasks and processes. The more complex the application environment is the more likely there are layers of inefficiencies and at the core a lack of systems integration.
Exposure to Risk
Layers of IT equipment and software applications deployed without a clear strategy aligned to the business goals lead to inefficient and overly complex IT eco-systems. This then impacts the business' ability to streamline practices and become efficient in its use of technology. The management of the ICT systems becomes time-consuming, together with the risk mitigation tactics which also must be monitored and maintained thus doubling the workload and ultimately serving as a distraction rather than a productivity tool.
Your office is on Fire. What do you do?
When fires occur, they can have drastic consequences on your business. When it happened to one of Lantech's valued clients, we stepped in, showing our true value as a partner.
Turnover, in excess
How to improve employee collaboration?
You don't have your own mobile telephone mast in the office do you? So why have complex equipment and systems deployed that require you to have a maintenance and risk mitigation plan? Migrating the valuable piece of IT, your business applications to the cloud, relinquishes you of the burden of equipment maintenance. Removing complexity by utilising cloud-native applications and cloud infrastructure switches It from being a burden to being an enabler of change where you consume the services on a pay as you go model.
Integrated Backup and Disaster Recovery
The more mission-critical IT is in your business, the more reliant you become on not only backup but Disaster Recovery Systems which in turn can be complex for a business to manage. In the cloud, these services can be configured and supplied as a service so you pay for the outcome rather than the upkeep. Furthermore, if your critical applications and data are in the cloud, you remove the risk associated with a single comms room or office IT system. In the unlikely event that the premises becomes inaccessible, your IT systems remain functional and available from anywhere.
Centrally Managed Platform
The cloud allows for a centralised platform for the business ICT system, combining the core server applications to the network to the desktop when Azure Virtual Desktops are deployed. By employing such a strategy the business is relinquished of the costly and inefficient management of layers. The business can reinvest the time and expenditure to activities that provide a return, and business insights such as reporting and KPI benchmarking. This enables the business to make key decisions based on real-time data leading indicators rather just lagging indicators.
The benefits of highly productive teams.
Some of the most common questions asked, if there is something you would like to ask please call us on + 353 1 4760030
Do we have to move everything to the cloud?
No, not all at once. The first exercise is to understand how your business operates and how modern technology can have a direct impact to your business growth.
We have really complex IT, we can't possibly take this on?
You'd be surprised by how many unnecessary layers exist in your eco-system from decisions that were made years ago that have no value in today's world. A review of what you have may result in a transition that's far easier than you think.
We have Disaster Recovery Systems and plans so we're ok?
How much time and money are you spending on those systems that could easily be outsourced and managed for you or embedded into a cloud solution? What would you do with the savings?
We have an existing IT provider that says the cloud is not ready yet.
What that typically means is, the IT provider is not ready and is potentially holding your business back. Is that what you want?
It's going to cost too much to change.
If you don't know the exact investment required, you cant plan. Simply understanding what it would look like, allows you to plan and budget for the transition over a timeline that suits your business, Rome wasn't built in a day!
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