Integrated IT Services have the potential to take away the burden of infrastructure management to enhance productivity and security. You corporation gets comprehensive support from a team of qualified and experienced experts round the clock. You don’t need to worry about backups, updates, firewalls, mobility, connectivity, resource pooling, and product procurement. What if you were to get all these services at a fraction of the cost incurred now? The idea sounds great. However, you need to know about the possibility, feasibility, and affordability of these services before taking a decision. This article highlights some of the critical elements you need to consider before outsourcing.
IT Services Range
- Installation and Configuration: – If your IT infrastructure is new, the service providers can take care of installation of hardware, operating system, network devices, cables, and power supplies. The next step is to configure the client and servers for protocols and connectivity. Installation of mail server, (physical or virtual), firewall, internet, intranet, and other features are essential in the initial stages. The configuration of domain controllers, backup servers, and external devices is a critical service your service provider should provide.
- Replication and Mirroring: – Data replication across multiple domains is possible when the IT infrastructure of your organization is massive. For the smaller networks, they can recommend mirroring and local data backup.
- Client System Updates: – They include installation and configuration of application software (Licensed and open source), system software (for example, device drivers), printers, scanners, etc.
- External Devices: – They