There are new ways for you to deploy, monitor and manage your network infrastructure and increase ROI, but do it without the staffing headaches, and "impossible expectations"……
Here’s the problem:
In order to increase productivity, reduce time to market, and increase the profitability of your computer users you must:
Invest heavily in expensive and complex network infrastructure and tools
Hire, train, pay ever-increasing wages, and retain I.T. staff to monitor and manage the infrastructure in an environment where demand for qualified staff outpaces supply
Even if you're able to fund your infrastructure investments, and navigate your way through the "staffing maze," the sheer complexity of network infrastructure platforms and options often leads to frustration, severe underutilization, and in some cases, total abandonment of projects.
That's the bad news. But there is good news.
Just as the new "I.T. Network Management Paradigm" is creating big problems, emerging technologies and business models are also creating powerful solutions.
There are new ways for you to deploy, monitor and manage your network infrastructure and increase ROI, but do it without the staffing headaches, and "impossible expectations" you're currently facing (or will soon if you're about to tread in new technology waters).
Does your situation match one or more of the following profiles?:
"No Network - No Business":
Your business is absolutely dependent on your network infrastructure. If your network goes down, your business goes down too.
"Rapid Growth Mode":
You're in rapid growth mode and need turnkey help now to build or evolve your network infrastructure.
"It's Not Working":
You've been managing your own network infrastructure and management tools, but you're not meeting expectations or ROI goals.
Analysts agree that 2001 marks the beginning of the end of "Do-it-yourself network and systems management."
Because of technology enabling business strategy, and the perceived risks and costs of installing new systems and network-management frameworks, the market is primed for a return to the days when companies like QCS deliver network and systems management services to companies, small and large alike.
Based on current market conditions, there is a growing need for new network management solutions in general, and outsourcing in specific. The continued expansion of technology is forcing business organizations to seek partners as a method for achieving their goals. In fact, outsourcing of network management functions is rapidly becoming a "Best Practice."
QCS is an emerging new breed of service provider. We are engaged in not only providing you with immediate services but more importantly to plan and manage infrastructure resources and applications. Software and hardware are either externally hosted (like on a website), or hosted within the customer environment (on your internal network), with QCS shouldering implementation and management.
The major benefits are:
Proactive Infrastructure Management
Infrastructure Reporting and Trending
Security Monitoring and Assessment
Operating a corporate network probably isn't what you want to spend your information technology resources on -- which is why you are paying someone else to do it.
The Benefits of Outsourcing
The "first level" benefits your organization will see are:
Ready made support and management infrastructure
Reduced capital outlay needed for tools
Reduced operating costs
Access to additional expertise
More effective processes and procedures
Better tuned tools
Better presentation of data
The support and management infrastructure
QCS systems is already built and functional in our support role. That means for new implementations or to support your existing network you won’t have to reinvent the wheel. We have been through the planning stages and have the processes in place to support you already.
Your business won’t have to go through guessing at the next step or worry about purchasing the wrong or outdated equipment.
Since network management and support can be so complex and difficult to set up, if you do it yourself, , planning, training, set up, and customization could take a long time and there is always the problem of knowing weather you made the right decision concerning your technology choices
Reduced Capital Outlay Needed For Tools
If you decide to "in-source" infrastructure, you must purchase the necessary hardware and software. Depending on the infrastructure that could mean an investment of hundreds of dollars. If you partner with QCS, your up front investment will be dramatically reduced.
Reduced Operating Costs
A recent Yankee Group survey indicates that outsourcing can save organizations 20%-60% in annual operating costs, while providing increased network stability and uptime which again add to the bottom line.
Access To Additional Expertise
QCS staff works with a broad range of clients, issues and frequency of activity. That enables us to see different issues on a much more frequent basis than an average you might. Such exposure has allowed us to develop a greater skill set. In addition QCS has access to better resources, or has a better understanding of how to work with the various service and equipment providers.
More Effective Processes and Procedures
QCS business is built around our procedures. We have developed solutions to improve the creation, propagation, and response to information. A significant benefit received from such improved processes and procedures is the ability to catch potential problems in advance, instead of when they surface.
Better Tuned Tools/Software
Many times when companies make changes to their infrastructures, the user software is the last thing to be modified. The result is that companies have a tendency to let the user software "get out of date" with the infrastructure. Over time, if the trend continues, the software become ineffective. QCS can ensure that changes made to the network are incorporated into their network management platforms immediately.
Better Presentation Of Data
QCS can offer robust reporting options, which summarize the status of the managed environment, including interpretation of the data, and recommendations for what your response should be. (i.e. upgrade software or hardware, etc.). This enables you to make a quick scan of a report, find areas of interest, and make key decisions, without having to study all the technical detail yourself. QCS can also provide daily reports via the web, and web access to real time network tools.
The "second level" or bottom line is that partnering with QCS allows you to:
Dramatically increase your ROI
Retain a more productive and focused staff (or fewer employees needed)
Produce dramatic increases in deployment speed and time to value
Reduce or even eliminate the risk of network management initiatives
If you can access a service that meets your business requirements, and that service doesn’t require capital investment or commitment of internal resources, tremendous cost reductions are realized. In addition, a properly managed infrastructure helps ensure fiscal responsibility, and you only invest additional dollars when upgrades are necessary. Finally, proper infrastructure management also ensures maximum availability of use by your business, which also contributes to enhanced ROI.
More Productive And Focused Staff
The business manager or owner within most organizations is generally struggling to find a balance between managing day-to-day operational activities and strategic technical planning. Partnering with QCS allows you to have your best employees concentrating on projects that are critical to your success, instead of managing the network, handling problem calls, or analyzing the newest technology. This not only increases employee productivity, but in many cases, it eliminates the need for hiring additional employees to achieve your goals.
By partnering with QCS (that plans computer deployments on a day-to-day basis), your network management infrastructures can succeed when the vast majority flounders. And you completely eliminate the risk of losing your initial capital outlay, and having the technology infrastructure as an unmanaged asset after a project failure.