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Managed Program Models and Business Consistency

Posted on Tue, Nov 8, 2011

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One frequently voiced issue in businesses whose network has been allowed to grow haphazardly is that the lack of consistency and standardization makes it difficult for employees to work at their highest efficiency.  It can be difficult, however, for small and medium businesses to establish and maintain networks and systems with a high degree of consistency.  This is largely due to the economics of the situation; such businesses may lack the funds for a dedicated IT support department and may not even be able to justify the outlay for a single full-time or even part-time employee.

Without such an employee, however, workers will be left to fend for themselves when it comes to routine tasks such as naming computers and directories as they are introduced into the business IT environment.  The result over time is an increasing mish-mash of names that lack logical consistency at best and at worst, may actually cause confusion among employees.

The solution to this dilemma is to adopt a managed program model.  This involves having an IT expert visit your office at regular intervals to provide maintenance and proactive support.  Such an expert can make sure that all names used in a physical and virtual network environment are not only clear and consistent, but can also arrange matters so that each name provides employees with relevant data that can actually boost productivity. 

The issue of names used on a system is but one example of the kind of consistency that can be achieved when highly trained and certified technicians assume responsibility for key IT functions.


Tags: IT Consulting, Managed Programs, Network Design

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