Over the last few years the internet became more matured and advanced. Mobile technology like smart phone and tablet has changed the Information Technology as well as infrastructure of business within company or organization. IT Infrastructure has advanced and a tangle of new challenges has emerged. Properly implemented IT infrastructure helps to achieve competitive advantage.
What is IT Infrastructure?
IT infrastructure is a collection of combined software, hardware, network resources and services that required for the operation, management of an enterprise IT environment. IT infrastructure allows an organization or company to distribute IT services & solutions to company employees, customers and partners. IT Infrastructure has a direct impact on business and business growth, and the infrastructure crisis is endangering our business future prosperity. Infrastructure component play a role in overall IT or IT enabled operation that can be used for developing customer IT or internal business solutions, Without an IT infrastructure, no business can hope to compete.
Hardware – Hardware could be Servers, switches, hubs, routers, Computers, date centers and servers etc.
Software - Commonly used software are ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning), CRM (Customer Relationship Management), Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), customer relationship management (CRM), productivity applications and more.
Network - Internet connectivity, firewall and security.
Infrastructure accept best practice and technology from the information technology community for providing company a blueprint, how to manage or development Information Technology services at company. There is a lot of advantage for infrastructures some of them are Reduce IT costs, Improve customer satisfaction through professional services delivery, improve productivity, skills and experiences.
Role of Information Architecture in infrastructure:
In every company one person is responsible for entire infrastructure management know as IT infrastructure manager, is responsible for the hardware, software and tools that used to organize or manage large computer installations. Infrastructure manager manage emergency planning, coordinate system management, and reports to the director of information technology or other higher authority within the company. Project manager are also corresponding in rank, but often rely upon the ability of the IT infrastructure manager when planning new projects. Teamwork is essential for better outcomes and performance for infrastructure.
In each and every infrastructure Data centers should be more efficient, standardized and up to date. When someone updating servers, storage and networks with virtualization or cloud technologies, IT providers continue to advance their businesses and cut costs by updating their IT infrastructure. Cloud management is the best practices to transform your data center.
Finally I want to describe If we properly handled or implement IT infrastructure within company IT environment, it will not reduce business IT cost but also provides better option to improve productivity, business growth and increase Business Return of Investment.