the complexity and the confusion that's inherent in the Information Technology
and Security Industries. We have put together a collection of questions to help you and our
clients make better decisions about what is relevant to your particular business
requirements, and its connection to business processes. OPTI-TECH provides this and other helpful tips as part of its
daily practice to keep its knowledge-base current, and to share this knowledge
with its customers.
PRESENT & FUTURE
- What is my current Infrastructure?
- How do I see it in the near future in
relationship to projected business growth?
- What impact will my geographical location
(s) have on my business as it relates to the available High-Speed Internet
- What technologies will I need to market
and track my sales or services?
- How long am I planning to reside at this
- Will I need to have Remote Connections to
- Can I afford all of my current technology needs?
- What is
the real impact, if I do this in increments?
- What are some examples I can
reference about similar implementations and their cost?
- What is
the long term support cost and its impact on future budgets?
- Can I cut cost in the long run by
purchasing the latest technologies?
How many computers do I need?
What type of special software applications will they
need to fulfill their various job functions (Examples: MS Office, Accounting
Software, Graphics Programs,
or Inventory applications)?
Will any of my users need to
have mobile technologies to perform their duties?
- How many employees need broader access rights on the network and at
- How important is the data I maintain for my business, and what
are the compliancy issues?
- Do I need a security policy?
- Do I need to implement internal and
external video surveillance?
- Do I want security access at my
- Is it a
liability if I do not have video recorded evidence of a particular event
that relates to my type of business?
- What type of secure connections do I need
- What Federal, State, or Local transmission
parameter do I fall under?
- Will any of these decision increase overall productivity,
eliminate a job function, create job expansion, extend communications to
additional resources, or protect important resources?
- Will it put me on the same level, or give me an edge
with my competitors?
- Will it save my business
- Will it protect my business from a suit or other legal liabilities?
What information do I have on
my existing computers, networks and security systems that will help save
time and money during the
What information do I have that I think will be helpful during
my on-site technical analysis?
- How relevant is computing and networking to my business
- How long can I afford to be down?
- How much does downtime cost?
- What do I need to back-up?
- How often would I need to back-up in order to protect my business data resources?
- How much space will I
need: Megabytes, Gigabytes or Terabytes?
- Where will I store this data for disaster recovery?
- Do I need to have technical support in-house or can I use
- In short, do I want and can I afford either proactive
or reactive technical support?
- Do I want to set-up a maintenance
- How many employees will
need to access the network and Internet?
- How many at one time?
- What type of
data will transverse the network (Examples: Voice, Video, Data, Streaming
- Do I transmit large chunks of data at
constant rates or intermittently?
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