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‘Maintenance of IT equipment will save organisations 30% cost’

Venema, who spoke in Lagos at weekend, said the current IT maintenance practice by companies as ‘the break-fix model’ which costs them a huge sum…

Venema, who spoke in Lagos at weekend, said the current IT maintenance practice by companies as ‘the break-fix model’ which costs them a huge sum of money.
He explained that this huge sum of money spent on IT facilities by business organisations is due to the lack of proper professional advice on IT infrastructures maintenance schedule.
Venema said: “This is not how it works, in most cases, equipment is not broken; it is just badly maintained. This is usually due to the absence technical knowledge of IT by consultants and bad advice from some of the IT companies. Very high IT cost results from this as companies just keep on spending.  Companies can optimise IT just by maintaining it well. That will reduce the cost that companies have by buying new equipment every time that something goes wrong. I think for most companies, they can save around 20 per cent to 30 per cent at least a year by just maintaining the environment right as in good service. This however should not be limited to equipment but everything must be kept running smoothly. It all begins with the right advice and if the consultant who advises the company has no knowledge of what is happening in the IT world, he would not be able to advise the chief information officer (CIO) or CEO on the right solutions.”
Citing internet connections as an example where a lot of companies are still running on slow satellite connection while optic fibre cable (OFC) is available, running through the street, Venema said though OFC connection may be expensive over satellite or aerial connection, it has the advantage of stability.
He also said: “What we see in Nigeria is that most companies are spending a lot of money on IT and still it is not working. So what we would like to offer them is a free cloud assessment of the current environment and to see how we can upgrade to a private or public cloud without any or minimal capital cost. No public data center or rack space is needed. Your own private cloud in your company without high costs upfront. We deliver complete private clouds with subscription models for VMW are, Microsoft, Symantec, RES and Trend Micro.”
According to him, the company is working towards delivering complete IT solutions together with its partners, adding that with current services and products, we deliver turnkey projects that are related to connectivity, to computing environments and to communication.

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