As well as our low carbon data centres and connectivity solutions, we also offer IT consultancy services and it’s amazing what we can achieve even before we make any infrastructure changes. The primary value of any consultancy is that it brings a fresh pair of eyes to a situation, and in the case of IT consultancy it can provide an injection of expertise into your organisation.
The most important aspect of what we do as consultants is looking at the bigger picture. A sluggish network may mean that an investment in more hardware is needed, or that it’s time to shop around for a new broadband provider. However, the problem may be related to work practices, perhaps people running reports or sharing files at peak times which are slowing down the system. In a case such as this, a slight change to the work flow – such as running data-hungry reports overnight – could be all you need. In this case, consultancy can help you see the day to day occurrences that you’ve stopped seeing.
If you’re making an investment, IT consultancy can also help you make the most of any new kit you’re buying. You can purchase the most secure data storage system in the world, but the only way you’ll keep your data truly safe is if you have the policies and procedures to back that up. In this case, we work not with the bigger picture as in the previous example, but on the finer details that help you get on with running your business.
We often work with clients when there has been an issue, but the real value can be found before any problems occur. A troubleshooting or diagnosis session doesn’t mean looking for problems where there are none, it means anticipating future issues or barriers in your system, and any possible upgrades or adjustments that may be required. This may be due to expansion, or upcoming regulation, or simply to modernise your business. Alternatively, you may not need to take any immediate action, but the audit could serve as reassurance to shareholders, customers and clients that your system is secure and responsive.
Our consultancy services range from practical remote IT support all the way up to management and strategy. Give us a call today to find out how Green Co could revitalise your IT by casting a fresh eye over your current provision.