How much time do you spend choosing, storing, deploying and managing your company’s IT equipment throughout its lifecycle? Probably far too much! Outsourcing your IT lifecycle management means all that time and effort can now be channelled into doing what you do best – running your business.
At Digital Generation, we take care of the entire lifecycle of all your IT resources, helping you procure, finance, manage and replace all your equipment in the most cost-effective, efficient, sustainable and secure way possible.
Enterprise IT can be a complex area and you need a well-crafted strategy for its lifecycle management. We offer bespoke, end-to-end workstation lifecycle management solutions and service packages, created specifically for your business’ unique needs.
Some of the areas we cover include:
- Compiling an itemised register of every one of your IT assets, including phones, laptops and other devices.
- Assigning a business process to each and every item.
- Compiling a detailed schedule listing upcoming updates and reviews
- Tracking the expiration dates – including lead times – and providing details on when an asset may no longer be supported.
Why Should You Worry About IT Lifecyle Management?
There’s no doubt the right technology gives your business a competitive edge, saving you valuable time and resources. But if you keep that technology beyond the end of its useful life, it goes from being an asset to a liability. Failing to keep track of aging tech means it will carry on doing more and more damage.
An active IT lifecycle management strategy helps you avoid security risks and deploy best in class technologies that help you grow your business instead of slowing it down.
When your tech fails, you risk potential damage to your reputation and revenue. If the failure leads to a security breach, the fallout could be even more severe. It also forces your staff to take time away from their core functions to work on damage control and recovery.
The Benefits of Outsourced IT Lifecycle Management
It’s not possible to guarantee your tech will never fail, even if you have a lifecycle management policy in place. But at Digital Generation, what we do guarantee is that if the worst should happen, we’ll have an action plan ready to implement at a moment’s notice.
Most of the time, however, a well-designed IT lifecycle management plan will safeguard your business against technology failure in the first place.
Of course, technology doesn’t actually have to fail to stop being useful. The more common scenario is that technological advances mean your equipment becomes obsolete long before it wears out. Working with outdated tech immediately puts your employees at a disadvantage compared to those competitors with a more robust IT lifecycle strategy.
Let us help you balance your day-to-day IT support with managing the procurement, usage and retirement of your computer systems, the implementation of new ones, and the disposal of legacy IT equipment.