How to Improve Your IT Infrastructure

Here are the ways to upkeep your IT infrastructure so that it lasts long and gives output efficiently.)

Techopedia defines IT infrastructure as “the composite hardware, software, network resources and services required for the existence, operation and management of an enterprise IT environment.”

Simply put, IT infrastructure is composed of tech assets like computer hardware, software, server, and networking resources. IT infrastructure lets your organization carry out important functions like data processing and customer support. It is usually deployed within an organization.

That’s why it is really important to take care of your workplace technology to keep your operation up and running properly. A sluggish infrastructure can mar your operations which in turns affect your productivity.

Here are the steps to keep your IT infrastructure in top shape.

Opt for a Proactive Approach:

Managing a healthy IT infrastructure requires shifting toward a holistic and proactive approach, rather than responding to the issues when they occur. For example, your computers can be checked for potential issues and life expectancy. This way, the potential troubles can be fixed beforehand before they occur surprisingly down the road. It is just like opting for regular medical checkups and preventive care to avoid getting health condition in the future.

System maintenance and patching should be done frequently to identify the problems in the earliest stages. Opting for a proactive approach reduces the impact of threats when they strike, while patching can often keep the major issues at a bay before they even touch your system.

Create a Solid Cyber Security Plan:

With the ever-increasing cybercrimes in Singapore, cybersecurity should be one of your topmost priorities. After all, cyber incidents like hacking and malware cost your finances, process and even reputation if your systems are infected. The cybersecurity should be started from the bottom to the top. You can consolidate your cybersecurity by deploying the tools and strengthening cyber practices as well as cyber education.

Simplify Your System:

Complication and hassles are an inseparable part of IT infrastructure management. It will eat into your precious time and resources to minimize redundancies.  You can minimize such issues by simplifying your IT infrastructure by…

  • Removing the data and apps that are not in use (and in the near future).
  • Opting for all-in-one tools rather than opting for separate software for each need.
  • Using a password manager to share, access and store your passwords.
  • Automating some of the manual tasks.
  • Using cloud solutions to manage some of your data.

Team Up with a Good IT Support Company:

IT support companies are useful for the companies lacking resources to run their operations efficiently. For example, they have less IT staff or their budget doesn’t allow them to use an expensive data processing tool. An IT support provider provides a solution to such concerns with its expertise and range of services. They act like your outside IT department that resolve your issues; take care of your hardware and process your data. This way, you can stay focus on the core of your business.

Track Your IT Budget and Expenses:

Keeping track of your IT budget and expenses is important in many terms. Firstly, if your certain system requires repair more often, it means that there may be an underlying problem or it’s time to retire them. Secondly, you can find out if a certain system is really required by your operation. See if your IT support vendor can offer you a discount on their services. Create an IT budget that would cover everything that is related to tech expenses.

Upgrade Your Infrastructure:

Your old and outdated infrastructure may not be effective like before due to the new technologies and new cyber threats. There is a need to find out their relevance in the current IT scenario. For example, your Pentium 4 PC with Windows X may be not compatible with today’s IT scene.

About Ng Wei Khang

Ng Wei Khang, CEO at a Singapore based IT consultancy company, APIXEL IT Support, has been operational for over 8 years from now. Apixel provides fixed price IT Support Services with unlimited packages that includes small business server setup, Cloud Solution Configuration, Network management and Data security & Theft prevention. The company also provides expert IT consultancy to SMEs in Singapore.

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