With the plethora of wireless-enabled devices around you may question the need for cabling, but there are just some jobs that have to be hardwired and we know the best and most cost-effective way to do it.
When taking over a network we typically look at all the legacy cabling to make sure it’s up to scratch and that there are no breaks in the system. We also look if there are ways to simplify the cabling structure, as many systems have come about through necessity rather than design. As systems and businesses expand, new pieces of hardware and new users are added to the network. In many businesses, this is done in a haphazard way which leads to a confused cabling network. We will unclutter the cables and find the most efficient way for users to access the systems they need; we can also do a complete reinstall if it’s required.
The paperless office, is it a reality? No not yet, but businesses are creating more and more electronic data with most companies doubling their data output every 12 months. Whereas years ago businesses may have discarded documents they didn’t think they would need again, in the digital world they keep them. This policy of keeping digital material has put a strain on the data storage needs of many businesses.
Whilst the actual cost of hard drives and storage arrays has reduced, the sheer amount of data generated by many businesses has meant IT budgets have struggled to keep pace; leading to network slowdowns as data storage on servers and backup systems gets overloaded.
This is why we help businesses to analyze how data is used and stored and help to devise data storage policies that will ease the strain. We also install and manage the actual data storage itself to ensure it is always working at optimum capacity and has room for growth.
OACTEL can also help to implement a cloud strategy for storage, and we have been working tirelessly to find the right cloud storage partner so as to be able to provide a safe, fast and cost effective system to our customers. Our aim is to reduce the storage costs for our customers by as much as 50%, a figure we can achieve for most businesses.
Storage analysis includes:
- Companywide back up habits
- Data use and data generated
- Email storage and archive
- Physical storage (disc, tape, optical, arrays cloud etc.)
- Device type on the network
- Server type and configuration
- Power usage
- Off-site back up
If you’d like to talk to us about your Data Storage, get in touch.