Technology is a fluid thing. Just when you think you’ve got a pretty good system worked out, advancements drive you towards new acquisitions just to “stay in the game.”
Before you know it, your system has slowed, and you are overwhelmed. Frustration sets in, and you start to think that maybe it’s time to call in the network experts for a revamp of your network design.
Partnering with a professional managed IT services firm for your network services will give your company the robust IT efficiency you require. The Intivix top-tier network specialists will customize plans based on your specific needs that maximize the latest in current technologies and streamline your in-house infrastructure.
What exactly is network design?
Essentially, network design is the integration of existing IT infrastructure with the end goal of improving and simplifying your entire network.
There are a number of steps involved in making this process happen.
A comprehensive assessment of your current IT infrastructure
Before any company can begin to formulate a network support strategy fit for you, what’s first needed is to have a thorough understanding of your existing IT assets and where you want to go. From there, we can recommend resources to procure and identify IT aspects that just aren’t working for you. But it all begins with an assessment.
Planning for the future
Once you establish what you have and where you want to be, we then need to formulate a plan to get you there. Your goals will determine what technology you need – not a cookie cutter spreadsheet. Each Intivix network design is uniquely suited to the individual company.
Strategy for operations and maintenance
It’s important to know who is responsible for what tasks within a business. Do you plan to outsource all IT management? That’s a great option, and the Intivix team is the right choice! Do you have one key employee to handle your IT needs for you? We can support them in their role. These are critical things to consider in designing a network support plan for you.
Important Factors to Consider with Network Design
There are some important things to consider with any network service redesign.
Visualize your ideal system.
Every great leader has a vision, and your network design requires one as well. Knowing what you want is the first step to getting you there. We can help you with that. We’ll take the time to help you discover what your network services should do for you. Having a clear idea of what you want out of your IT environment is the critical first step in getting you to where you want to be with your network solutions.
Consider the cost.
Unfortunately, everything does come back to cost. What can you afford to spend for a network services overhaul? Professional managed IT service providers can take your vision and scale it to meet your budget. The name of the game is increased efficiency and productivity, but you need to take care that your efforts to achieve this do not become cost prohibitive.
Evaluate new capabilities.
It’s important to understand what implementing this new system can and cannot do for you. Looking toward the future, are there any limitations that will eventually need to be overcome? Does what you are putting in place have a “best before date” that will require another overhaul in the not too distant future? Is the payoff going to be worth the payout? These are all important considerations when thinking about a network design change. There needs to be measurable improvement and benefits for your company. The Intivix staff can help you think through these variables and implement a network design to maximize the positives and minimize any negatives.
Services Your Network Design Team Should Offer
Knowing what you need is key to helping you find the right IT support partner. Not every company offering managed IT services will be the right “fit” for your company.
Here are some services you should look for when considering outsourcing your network design needs to a managed IT services company. Do they have the capability to serve you in the areas of:
- Cloud connectivity
- Privately hosted cloud servers
- Security solutions
- On-site network infrastructure
- Remote access technology
- PC and Mac Support services
Let’s get started! Contact the Intivix expert IT support team now at (415)-543-1033 or [email protected] to find out how we can streamline your IT infrastructure into a seamless productivity experience. Top-tier network design is only a phone call away with Intivix.