IT Assessment and Planning

Regular evaluation of the way a business incorporates technology is invaluable for new and growing companies. DFW IT Pro dispatches experienced technicians to assess the efficiency of your technological infrastructure and help establish a scalable plan for the future.

Help Direct Organizational Technology Goals

Often businesses are formed without clearly defined technology goals. These goals will determine how your business plans to use technology now, and how you plan to handle growth. Without careful planning, technology will not be able to keep up with the demands of a burgeoning company.

Current Technology Assessment

Even though your technology systems are working effectively today, that does not mean you can rely on them indefinitely. Our team of Dallas Technology Consultants will assess your current usage and provide a realistic outlook on future performance expectations.

Assess Internal Practices

We will help you assess your organization’s current internal policies and procedures in the areas of technology training, security and disaster recovery.

Survey Staff Skills

Technology is only as proficient as the people operating it. Our technology advisors will administer surveys and practical skill tests to employees and determine if additional training is necessary.

Create your Technology Plan

We will utilize the information gathered during the envisioning and assessment process to design a technology plan that will take your organization from its current operating reality to your technology goals. Your technology plan will address the following areas:

Identify Immediate (Critical) Needs

Your immediate technology needs will be addressed by priority. Critical needs are classified as situations that severely hamper or prevent the execution of activities key to your organization.

Review Hardware Fault-Tolerance Strategy (Servers and Mission-Critical Workstations and Devices)

By insuring that all servers and other mission-critical appliances are hardware fault-tolerant, we can significantly minimize downtime and remediation costs when a failure occurs. For example, when properly implemented, server hard disk fault-tolerance can allow the resumption of normal server operation within a matter of minutes, should a hard disk fail.

Review Data Fault-Tolerance Strategy (Backup, Anti-Virus/Anti-Spam, Anti-Spyware, Critical Updates, Power Conditioning)

Numerous factors have the ability to corrupt your critical Data. Viruses, spyware, and other unforeseen causes such as unstable or “dirty” power conditions have all been shown to corrupt systems and critical data. We will review your current strategies and make recommendations to insure the integrity of your data, as well as the ability to restore data in the event of corruption or disaster.

Recommend Efficiency Improvements/Cost-Reducing Strategies

As we work to develop your technology plan, we will be able to suggest cost-saving strategies and recommend changes to your current infrastructure that will also result in improved efficiency.

Prepare End-Of-Life Equipment Upgrade/Replacement Plan

In many cases, replacing aging equipment actually helps reduce your costs. It is more economical to replace aging workstations than to continue to upgrade or maintain them, when actual physical labor costs are recognized, along with the cost of replacement parts.

Implement a Scheduled Maintenance Program

Scheduled maintenance should be a part of any organization’s technology plan. At a minimum, regular maintenance, when performed properly, will maintain service pack levels and critical updates on all equipment, and insure that hardware and data fault-tolerance procedures are being properly maintained. A good maintenance program will also include remote network monitoring, providing economical 24x7x365 real-time analysis of all of your critical devices and services.

Develop a Disaster Recovery Plan

It’s never too early to address disaster recovery. We will help you develop a comprehensive disaster recovery plan that you can implement immediately, to get your organization up and running as quickly as possible, in the event of disaster, service interruption or catastrophic failure to your environment.

Prioritize Technology Improvements in Phases

We will schedule implementation of your technology plan into phases tailored to meet your organization’s forecasting and budgetary requirements, starting with your highest priorities first.

Implement Change

We will successfully implement each phase of your technology plan in order for you to achieve your technology goals.

Evaluate and Revise

Your technology plan will be evaluated and revised throughout each phase of implementation, in order to insure the successful achievement of your technology goals.

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