The control of expenses, spending efficiency and ROI is an issue itself, especially when the needs of a business increase, the company grows, new business projects arise. The purchase of IT infrastructure cannot impede growth. It cannot be spontaneous and unverifiable. Very often we don’t know how a business project will end: will it be a spectacular success, a moderate growth, or a failure. This means that when a need for a new application arises, it creates a challenge for the IT team. Their task is to tailor the IT environment to this application. The environment cannot be too small or too big. Questions arise: will the company’s architecture be efficient enough for the new projects, and how to upgrade it later if it turns out to be underestimated? Is it better to overdo and oversize the environment, incurring major investment costs and creating the risk of maintaining unnecessary hardware and software?
The standard solution is to purchase the infrastructure with appropriate configuration. With a hope to make use of it in future projects. This is not always possible. Usually the equipment is unused and just consumes power unnecessarily. Is there an alternative? The solution is IT as a service. It allows for preparing resources whose parameters can at any time be changed and adjusted to the current requirements of the company, applications and users. The costs are always predictable. The costs are always related to the company’s growth. The costs are constantly monitored. The customer keeps an eye on the current level of service usage with tools that allow for monitoring and managing the shared IT architecture. Moreover, if the level of usage incurred by the users is too high and does not result from the company’s growth, the customer can control and change it. The problem of too small or too large infrastructure and the need for its sudden expansion ceases to exist.Explore Polcom's services