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Optimising IT Infrastructure to Reduce Costs

Optimising IT Infrastructure to Reduce Cost


With an economic downturn on the forefront of many business leader’s minds, the future might bring some tough spending decisions in order to optimise business costs. It’s likely that the majority of IT departments will face spending cuts, reductions, and restrictions over the next few years, but what does that mean for tech and digital infrastructure?

Whilst we can expect to see tech stacks, tools, and processes scrutinised for cost saving opportunities, some investments are still justifiable as they open up opportunity for longer term cost optimisation.
 

Maximised Revenue

Effective IT infrastructure can eliminate silos and ensure your technology is working as efficiently as possible. It can improve data management, streamline processes, and enable easier interoperability. By improving efficiency, you will naturally reduce costs and cut excess expenditure.

 

Flexibility to Scale

Cloud services in particular are a great way to ensure you can easily up-scale or down-scale your business. It removes the requirement of having to buy new equipment and servers every time you expand your company or services. Because cloud services are so flexible, scaling your business vertically or horizontally should have minimal impact on the wider business operations.

 

Increased Productivity

Productivity gains are enabled through the streamlining of processes, connecting different departments and stakeholders, automating routine processes, and encouraging agility.

 

Reduced Downtime

Downtime can cause massive disruptions to operations and cause financial losses. An optimised and well-maintained IT infrastructure can lower maintenance costs, reduce downtime, and improve system manageability.

 

Stronger Network

An optimised IT infrastructure can easily improve your cyber security and enhance existing features, giving your business a competitive edge over other businesses.

 

How to optimise IT Infrastructure Spending

Businesses should firstly look to identify declining, outdated, and risky investments or technologies so they can reduce and then stop spending in these areas. For example, virtualisation environments can be replaced by cloud-native technology, and declining technologies such as alert platforms can be phased out in favour of integrated platforms like ServiceNow.

It’s important not to forget the biggest cost in any industry when it comes to IT infrastructure: staffing. This will always be a company’s largest spend, more than their hardware and software expenditure combined! There is however automation and cloud-native processes that will free up staff to work on other important areas of the business, thus increasing productivity and effectiveness.

 

Balancing Innovation & Cost-Optimisation

Cost-cutting is inevitable, but it’s still important that businesses invest in innovation to ensure they remain competitive. This means budgeting spend for emerging technologies that might help businesses emerge from an economic downturn stronger than ever. Continuing to experiment with new technologies, whilst optimising costs in other areas, will definitely give businesses an edge over their competitors.


At Maxwell Bond, our experienced Infrastructure recruitment consultants offer award-winning, bespoke talent solutions to suit your business needs. If you’re looking to optimise your IT infrastructure to stay ahead of the economic downturn, but need the right talent to drive it, reach out today for a free, no-obligation chat about our perm and contract talent solutions.


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