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As traditional businesses grow and organically evolve, many different people with unique and individual preferences are employed throughout the business. Those same people change roles within the business or leave the business altogether. Naturally, responsibility for the IT function changes from individual to individual but usually settles into one of three business functions – Finance, Procurement or Technical. This leads to a disparate environment whereby the IT function becomes disjointed and as more technology initiatives are undertaken the complexity, costs and frustration arise with regards to IT performance. The following scenarios are all too commonplace:
Scenario 1, Finance
Maintenance costs rise with complexity, maintenance agreements become vehicles for manufacturer lock in and contractors are brought in to manage at mercenary rates with no loyalty to the company. Projects run over budget and take too long.
Scenario 2, Procurement
Multiple prime suppliers with unsynchronised support contracts occur. The effort required to maintain continuous cover with suppliers who often refuse to take responsibility when things go wrong but prefer to blame each other is common.
Scenario 3, Technical
Multiple contracts require inconsistent support lines tied to hard to track serial numbers. The support experience degrades due to outsourcing and other cost reduction measures, cross vendor support results in solutions taking longer to find.
Solution 1, Finance
Reduce complexity, risk and cost by consuming cloud based services. You no longer care what technology you use – just what it does. This avoids manufacturer lock in and provides cost transparency – per user, per workload (i.e. email), per month. Business units can be charged for utilisation. Cloud based offerings no longer require contractors to operate, manage and support as the Cloud Solution Provider does this for you.
Solution 2, Procurement
Consolidate contracts and vendors with a single solution provider whose responsibility is to manage the complexity and risk, such as a Managed Security Service Provider. This ensures no ‘finger pointing’ can occur. A single provider avoids multiple start/finish dates and the service provider maintains the technology. However, ensure they don’t lock you into a contract which may simply transfer the problem to the Finance team.
Solution 3, Technical
Consolidate support with a single service provider. Choose a provider with a combined 24/7/365 Network Operations Centre (NOC), Security Operations Centre (SOC) and helpdesk to achieve consistency. Ensure the supplier maintains highly effective and qualified people and processes with tools including an integrated Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM) solution. As before, ensure the provider is willing to lock you in with performance, not a contract.
At Strategic IT Support, we believe less is more. By consolidating and simplifying your IT infrastructure and operations, we simultaneously reduce both complexity and risk. We achieve this simplification by auditing your entire IT estate, then architecting a highly secure and scalable cloud based solution powered by Cisco Meraki and the Microsoft Cloud. The agility provided by cloud based solutions allow your business to consume workloads as services, such as Email with the Microsoft Office 365 service. Our goal is to avoid manufacturer lock in and provide cost transparency (utilisation billing per user, per workload, per month).
We manage the complete technology stack so that you can focus on delighting your customers. We provide all of our services with a single monthly bill, whilst taking complete responsibility to manage the complexity of your IT estate. Our Managed Security Services include a 24/7/365 Network Operations Centre (NOC), a 24/7/365 Security Operations Centre (SOC) and a 24/7/365 Help Desk consistently closing over 70% of tickets on the first call with over 650 highly qualified people and mature operational processes. Our integrated Remote Monitoring and Management platform automatically tracks serial numbers, software, and infrastructure components using intelligent self-healing technology.
We combine industry leading cyber security solutions with our Managed Security Services, powered by the Microsoft cloud and Cisco Meraki.
Managed Security Services Provider
Our reliable and effective Managed Security Services keep your business running 24/7/365, so that you can focus on delighting your customers.
Cloud Solutions Provider
Re-imagine your business with the Microsoft cloud. Reduce complexity and costs by consuming cloud based services.