"Start with what is right rather than what is acceptable.”
Peter Drucker said it first, but we couldn’t agree more. When you’re building or updating office space, you don’t want to waste time or money going down the wrong path, especially with technology. You may find yourself asking:
- What kind of infrastructure do we need?
- Isn’t it included in construction costs?
- Can’t technology decisions wait until construction is mostly complete?
- What will it all cost?
TIMING IS EVERYTHING
When organizations are building or renovating workspace, technology planning is often postponed until it’s time to install fixtures and furnishings. That timeline may be fine if your needs are very basic (think low-tech equipment in a static environment).
But in order to support the connectivity used in most work environments (like VoIP phone systems, high bandwidth demands, collaborative workspaces), the appropriate technology infrastructure must be planned early in the project. If not, costs often increase during construction to resolve problems within pathways and support structures that could have been avoided with design-stage planning.
Too often, businesses are forced to sacrifice the functionality and flexibility of their technology investment because they did not have a technology plan and realistic budget early enough in the decision-making process.
THE SECRET TO BOOSTING ROI?
To help you make the right technology decisions from the very start of a project, IBS offers a Technology Infrastructure Design Review. We’ll analyze your project plans and create a high-level budget that reflects current market costs for all major technology systems. With our reports in hand, you can make the best choices for your business, which boosts your return on investment.