Budgeting and planning is one the important aspect of growth for any industry and if not handled properly this could lead you right into havoc, it is critical to determine the key areas in your business. This could be a painful task and any minor mistake committed in identifying the key area could lead to disturbance in the entire costing and budget planning.
Here are few points that could help you determine the right areas of attention and better budget planning. Suggesting on how you can control the cost for your IT infrastructure.
In the field of IT spending in managing the infrastructure at times can go higher than building the infrastructure. A farsighted approach is required while planning the requirement for coming year, market study and trend established needs to check and cross checked to make sure, right amount of funds be available to sustain the services as demand increases.
Keeping pace with latest and upcoming technology can definitely help you save more money than the existing or the obsolete version. However there is great risk involved in going ahead with uncharted technology, but as an experiment the upcoming or fresh projects should be tried on any new technology.
One should always be open to change, often the mindset works as change is not a good idea and especially if things are already running smooth, experts would always suggest not jumping from technology to another since this could lead to more downtime and high incidents. But the safest way to achieve this would be determining, what can be moved , building parallel technical resource, cloning for existing services on new technology having them fail over to new platform. This can be well suited for any existing services running on the legacy mechanism, be it servers, router, storage etc.. adapting new and improved technology would always be more cost and time effective.
Determining bleeding points in the system, understanding the trends and capturing the trends is the key factor, since this could help in finding the bleeding areas which would require more attention than any other sector. Finding an alert native solution is good thing but focus should always be on finding the root cause and eliminating the root of an issue.
Focus should also be on Plan Do Check and Act , whatever you do should be planned , whatever is planned is only be performed , once performed you should stop and analyze what are its effect to the system. Once checked appropriate actions should be taken to have the findings worked out and eliminate or reduced out of the system. More over this should be a periodic exercise and not the one time affair, whatever that is been done to improve the system needs to be in regular practice to have a lasting effect.