When year on year growth in a company is experienced and celebrated, CEOs often fail to audit the company’s IT infrastructure to ensure it is kept up with the subsequent growth.
In this situation, companies that are managing a complex in-house technology infrastructure will no doubt find themselves fumbling, as the systems they have in place fail to effectively serve the company’s needs.
In most cases, small to medium businesses and large corporations adopt a piecemeal approach during the growth phase, only to discover they have a highly disjointed, inefficient IT system down the road, where different departments, systems and equipment fail to effectively talk to each other.
The good news is; there’s plenty of scope to further trim the fat and add value for those who are savvy enough to shape their IT infrastructure for maximum growth.
So when it comes to future development and scalability, is your IT infrastructure serving you, or is it surrendering you to ineffective workflows and systems that are dragging your bottom line down?
The first step towards getting your infrastructure sorted is to take a look at where you are right now. The best way to do this is with an audit of your current systems.
Often during growth, the piecemeal approach can leave major holes in systems which not only leads to a clunky workflow, but also exposes an organisation to security breaches.
An audit can identify any potential risks, while identifying breakdowns in workflow, costs and document management.
Once the audit reveals your inadequacies, take a look at multifunction printers you have in your workplace. If it’s been a couple of years since your printer device was audited or upgraded, then chances are you’re running an antiquated printer or multifunctional device that’s draining energy and costs.
Did you know there is now a multifunction printer with a drum life of up to 600,000 pages? Can your multifunction do that? There’s a huge range of sophisticated, intelligent hardware devices that are fit for purpose and can be easily upscaled with the growth of your business to save you time and money.
Most organisations fail to regularly review workflow and processes, which means they often find themselves conducting business in a way that doesn’t serve the customer, benefit the bottom line or honour the integrity of the brand, despite growth.
Running inefficient printing machines alongside poor processes can be a dire move for companies who haven’t got a reliable managed print service (MPS) in place with their printing provider. A good MPS provider will improve scalability, savings, security, sustainability and service.
Take the first step by getting an onsite audit done to discover where your inefficiencies are.