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  • 5 TIPS TO MANAGING GROWTH

    The primary goal of any company is to be successful and

    grow, and that means facing and overcoming problems along

    the way. Expansion can bring its own challenges and one of

    the most critical areas to manage is IT infrastructure.

    This infographic will guide you through the often complex

    process with 5 easy tips to keep in mind:

    Assembling the right team

    Selecting open source or licensed software

    Considering the cloud

    Optimising mobile

    Successful integration

  • TRACK RECORD of successful implementations

    EXCELLENT communication abilities

    WIDE VARIETY of technical solutionsEXPERTISE

    in both technical &

    support issues

    Using the right team/people to implement the changes

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  • Software: Open Source vs. Licensed

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    OPEN SOURCE LICENSED

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    OS

    Can offer significant cost savings

    Steady income stream often allows for a more predictable progression of system upgrades and feature set development

    Crowdsourced development opportunities can promote a robust feature set

    Support typically provided by the software developer

    Openness of code increases customisation opportunities

    Enables niche application solutions

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    Less predictable upgrade and functionality improvement cycles

    Higher licensing fees than open source solutions

    Potential for additional expense if upgrading to another solution becomes necessary

    Feature set development in some cases may lag that of crowdsourced open source

    Lack of developer provided support and niche application solutions

    The software developer may not support customisation options?

  • Advantages of the Cloud

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    SaaS

    COST SAVINGS The potential for

    significant reduction in expense from a technology and a

    personnel standpoint

    SOFTWARE SOLUTIONS

    Business software solutions on a SaaS

    (software as a service), pay-as-you-

    go basis

    SECURITY Secure hardware systems and all

    related equipment is outsourced to your

    cloud provider

    SCALABILITY Cloud-based software and storage services can be increased or

    decreased easily

    COLLABORATION Cloud services make it

    easier for your employees and partner organisations

    to collaborate over the web

    EFFICIENCY Greater employee

    efficiency due to the clouds ability to allow them to work from any

    location, at anytime

    COMPANY FOCUS By outsourcing IT-related functions your company

    can focus on its core competencies

  • LINKING: Link your CRM (customer relationship manager) system or other relevant software systems to employee mobile devices

    EXTERNAL OR INTERNAL CLOUD: Utilise cloud-based or virtualisation solutions to make it easier for employees to access data remotely

    RESPONSIVE WEB DESIGNDesign a separate website for mobile users if the amount of traffic justifies the added cost

    SUBSIDISE: Provide employees with mobile devices

    SOCIAL MEDIA INTEGRATION Use buttons to enable visitors to engage with your firm via social media services such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Pinterest

    Making the Most of Mobile

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    Putting it all together

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    A ROBUST IT SYSTEM

    Increases productivity Increases

    capacity

    Performs risk management

    Manages complexity

    Stresses usability

    Rapidly transmits information

    Identifies system priorities

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