July 10, 2017
Improving your system performance and increasing your productivity are goals every business wants to achieve. IT can be a big headache and cost you money when your system is slow or down. Therefore, system performance monitoring should be a priority against weaknesses and threats that are counterproductive and costly.
3 benefits of system performance monitoring
Prevent mistakes from reoccurring.
The truth is your staff has everyday responsibilities to concentrate on. It’s too easy to neglect IT responsibilities that don’t have their main attention. IT shouldn’t take a back seat in your business. This leads to mistakes. Chances are, your staff only think of IT when there is a problem. They fix the problem and then go back to their main duties. The fix is likely a patch for a certain period but does not really address the problem.
Instead of applying a patch, experts like Boost IT will quickly identify problems, evaluate them, and determine solutions with system performance monitoring.
Be more efficient.
Most service-oriented businesses rely on their IT system to be as efficient as possible so their employees can maximize productivity. When the system is slow, employees can’t be efficient in their work processes. When the system is down, limited work gets done. Yet many businesses continue to have employees responsible for IT when they are not qualified or don’t have the appropriate time for essential IT needs, let alone monitoring. Without the attention, weaknesses occur in the system that significantly affect performance – leading to slow processing, downtime, and lost revenue.
When you outsource to a company like Boost IT, having us provide system performance monitoring can help to improve your operational efficiency while lowering the total cost of managing the supporting infrastructure. The process, called benchmarking, helps us to continuously look at how your system performance compares to a set of key performance metrics. We’ll address problems before they occur based on the indicators.
Look at the whole picture.
To understand your business operation, it’s critical that you get the whole picture. In service-oriented businesses like engineering, architectural and healthcare industries, you rely on your IT. It must be a part of your analysis. It’s very difficult to make decisions about your IT system when you don’t understand how it affects your performance.
If you aren’t monitoring it, you could have a weakness in your IT system that is affecting everyone and not even know about it. Sometimes the effect seems insignificant – an employee deals with it. But often what one employee is dealing with, another deals with, too. Every bit of underperformance adds up.
When you outsource your system performance monitoring with Boost IT, you’ll receive monthly reports that help you see the whole picture for your IT, including how weaknesses in system performance cost money and create downtime. We’ll be able to tell you if there is an instance or a time of day when your system is underperforming. We can help tell you how certain transactions perform during peak periods of system utilization and how certain workloads will perform on a newly configured version of the database.
The whole picture can provide huge insight to make critical decisions regarding your infrastructure, software, and security – things that affect every aspect of your business. With system performance monitoring you get the whole picture plus indicators against a myriad of IT problems.
With Boost IT, you have trained and experienced professionals looking at what is going on with your system 24x7x365. We can identify problems that occur due to peak usage at certain times of the day or when a specific employee opens a file that has malware. System performance monitoring is what you need to address problems immediately and maintain optimum efficiency. We can help you determine when to make changes in your infrastructure or move to the cloud, adapting the monitoring services to your business.
For more information, contact Boost IT at 404-865-1289.