November 13, 2016
In the technology industry, much of the focus is placed on applications and solutions, and rightfully so. It is the applications themselves that enable a company to increase efficiency, reduce costs, and provide their services for their customers. However, without the right infrastructure in place, the application is either going to perform poorly or not function at all. As IT infrastructure consultants, here’s where Mindsight comes in. We provide expert insight and guidance at an infrastructure level to help our clients deploy, manage, and maintain their IT environments.
The Value of IT Infrastructure Consultants
Purchasing your IT infrastructure is not as simple as ordering SKUs online and waiting for the parts to arrive. Truly, infrastructure consulting occurs in two phases.
Design and Strategy
In the design and strategy phase, clients meet with our consultants to discuss their IT environment, their limitations, and their goals. From there, our consultants can recommend specific platforms and manufacturers to help the client achieve their goals in the best way possible.
Our approach to these consulting engagements is a holistic one. We don’t only meet with the IT department. Instead, we seek to understand our client’s business at every level. We meet with other business units, such as the finance department, sales, marketing, and more to discover how the technology empowers and hinders that department. Once we understand how the business operates, we are in a much better position to offer the best recommendations and guidance possible.
The deployment phase is exactly what you might imagine. After the proper equipment and strategy is finalized, our engineers draw upon their wealth of experience to deploy the requested infrastructure and avoid downtime, complications, and compatibility issues. By choosing Mindsight as their preferred IT infrastructure consultants, our clients gain the peace of mind in knowing that their new equipment will be deployed in their environment on time and on budget.
A Real-World Example
One of our clients, a healthcare provider in the Chicago area, reached out to Mindsight to expand their storage resources. Recently, their demands had grown to the point of almost exceeding their capacity. However, in our discussions with their IT directors, we determined that new storage equipment many not be necessary.
Our consultants and engineers discovered that the real reason their storage capacity was filling up had little to do with their storage device at all. It wasn’t a storage issue; it was a compute issue. We helped our client devise a more efficient strategy for their VMs which reduced their overall storage consumption and alleviated the need to invest in additional hardware. All in all, this strategy saved our client thousands.
Candid Communication from Mindsight
The key to Mindsight’s consulting strategy is transparency. As IT consultants, it is not our job to sell you shiny new equipment. Our job is to discuss your challenges and goals and advise you on the best infrastructure for your particular company at a particular point in time. Sometimes that may not even be new infrastructure at all.
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Mindsight, a Chicago IT consultancy and services provider, is an extension of your team. Our culture is built on transparency and trust, and our team is made up of extraordinary people – the kinds of people you would hire. We’ve always prided ourselves in delivering the full spectrum of IT services and solutions, from design and implementation to support and management. Our highly-certified engineers and process-oriented excellence have certainly been key to our success. But what really sets us apart is our straightforward and honest approach to every conversation, whether it is for a local business or global enterprise. Our customers rely on our thought leadership, responsiveness, and dedication to solving their toughest technology challenges.