IT Architecture Misc. Services
You run a tight ship. Your IT department staff is continually operating at maximum capacity. All the important IT functions are being delivered in a timely and meticulous fashion. However, you still have an uncomfortable feeling that some secondary things just aren’t getting done. While daily production is running like a well-oiled machine, you know lower priority tasks like disaster recovery plan updates, policy and procedure revisions, emerging technology evaluations, and performance troubleshooting are not getting done. Since they are not highly visible activities, you never seem to have key individuals with the time available to catch up on important, but less pressing tasks.
Unfortunately second tier projects can mask disasters waiting in the wings. All it takes is one major outage to painfully illustrate how important something like up-to-date documents and drawings are. Capacity management is not an urgent issue – until you find out there's no money left in the budget to fall back on, or you learn that delivery of expansion equipment is currently running 45-60 days. Senior management can request that specialty equipment must quickly be deployed, but you have no one on staff with the skills, knowledge, training, or experience necessary to plan and design it. Catch-up projects tend to be cumulative, and can push themselved to the forefront over time.
Important as they may be, it is sometimes difficult to locate the proper technical talent needed to resolve smaller, short-term project requirements. Major consulting companies provide personnel do this, but they prefer to assign their best technical resources to larger, long duration projects with high corporate visibility. If you turn to staff augmentation for personnel, you may well get someone with solid technical knowledge, but without a broader architectural perspective or out-of-the-box thinking skills to produce truly innovative solutions. Hiring a new, highly skilled employee is an option as well, but that can become problematic once most secondary tasks have been brought back up-to-date and this new employee has nothing of significant value waiting in their pipeline.
Data Center Enhancements Inc. can provide proven senior technical IT Specalists to address larger long-term projects, as well as smaller assignmets that are less prominent but that may have huge operational implications. Some examples of the secondary projects we can resolve include:
- Small IT Project Planning and Design
- Operational Efficiency Evaluations
- IT Policy, Procedure, and Process Modernization
- Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery plan updates
- Technical Products and Services Evaluation
- Troubleshooting and Performance Analysis
- Capacity Assessment and Recovery
- Systems Monitoring and Reporting Management
- Project Scope Evaluation and Realignment
- IT Budget Evalluation and Optimization
- Advanced Security Enhancements
- Draft RFP/RFQ Development
- Technical Documentation and Drawing Updates
As senior IT professionals with many years of experience, we have performed these and many other similar activities over the span of our careers. If you have technology-related tasks that need to be addressed, there is an excellent chance we have the right person for the job.
Since this capability covers such an extensive range of IT architecture related tasks, we recommend contacting us directly to discuss your needs. If it is something we have relevant knowledge and expertise with, we’ll be happy to discuss how to identify and resolve the problem.
If you’re ready to move ahead with this, please give us a call at (630) 513-9747. However, if you know of a secondary technical project that needs to be completed, but are struggling with how best to get started, we can provide guidance to help you get started. Please give us 30-minutes to help you bring clarity to this decision.