Tightening the IT infrastructure belt
Often customers deploy only specific components of a product to achieve the business goal, while the remaining features, which could enhance productivity, are left untouched.
This is the view of Novell end-user computing business unit lead, Jessica Robinson, who argues that IT departments today must ensure they fully utilise existing investments to maximise their potential.
Robinson will deliver a presentation on how companies can enhance and optimise existing IT infrastructure at the upcoming ITWeb Doing More with Less event, being held at the Forum in Bryanston on 14 April.
Robinson highlights the need for increased security and compliance on existing IT infrastructure. “Security and compliance allows companies to minimise and manage risk, reduce complexities in the organisation, and ultimately reduce costs.”
Simplifying IT support is a key component of infrastructure optimisation, she adds. “Establish your business requirements and your vision first. This will assist you in selecting the right tools for your environment; rather than trying to adapt a product to fit your organisation's needs only to realise that it falls short of your expectations,” advises Robinson.
She maintains that the right solution should allow an organisation to reduce complexities and to make IT infrastructure flexible and efficient. Robinson will also provide key insights into reducing the complexity of migrating to Microsoft Windows 7.