“We already have a working network. Why should I be buying replacements if everything is good enough?”
If it ain’t broke don’t fix it, right? Like many things in life, we all know that what’s ‘good enough’ for now may not always be good enough later.
Even if everything seems fine for the foreseeable future, there are a few things to consider for any system that relies on technology and we want to help you build a strategy to keep your business running at peak performance.
The Tech Companies that produce your gear are constantly making improvements to streamline and automate processes to make things faster. Generation to generation, there may be small gains but over time these compound and can
provide significant productivity enhancement in the medium to long term which can truly change your business trajectory.
Just like an old car, aging hardware requires constant maintenance. Unlike an automobile however, many of the components which require service cannot easily be replaced or repaired in the field. If you have a breakdown on a critical
system, you could be left high and dry if the part you need is unavailable and there is very rarely an aftermarket substitute for these highly specialized and proprietary parts.
Adversaries are constantly probing and poking at the software that controls your systems trying to find weaknesses. Even the best designs are not perfect and eventually they will crack. Staying up to date and implementing updates
and upgrades that address vulnerabilities is critical for protecting your organization’s assets but most vendors will stop supporting older gear after a certain amount of time which can leave you wide open when (not if) old software
or hardware is compromised.
With new feature enhancements and improved templating, the ongoing cost of maintenance is reduced as devices require less individual attention and can perform in a more scalable capacity for management. Also having contemporary models
simplifies the process of acquiring compatible add-ons and supported modules through retail distributors instead of relying on 3rd party refurbished or recertified dealers which may or may not have the hardware you need to support
your legacy gear.
Is a Hardware Refresh too Difficult?
Not with us in your corner.
e-Mayhem can provide assistance and expertise at every step of your journey to bring your infrastructure into the present
Additional Bandwidth for your Team
Most organization’s IT teams are already slammed with work and do not have any additional capacity to spare for additional projects. Our team of engineers can fast track your deployment so that you can start enjoying the benefits of your new hardware sooner.
Experienced Advice From People Who Have Been Where You Are Now
IT Hardware can last as long as 15 years before needing a replacement. It’s not unusual for IT teams to have only done a hardware refresh once or twice previously. We are experts in Hardware Refreshes, performing them year round. Our familiarity with these projects allows us to move quickly and seamlessly to project closure.
We can work with your team to help design what the environment should look like once the hardware refresh is completed. This includes choosing hardware and even acquisition of hardware if needed. Let us be your one-stop-shop for your hardware refresh needs.
Preventing Disruptions to Operations
There’s rarely a good time to take down your systems. e-Mayhem can work with your organization to come up with a cut-over plan that is least disruptive to your operations.
Our project managers are familiar with the technical details of the project, enabling us to clear any project road blocks before we encounter. This keeps your employees from diverting their attention from what matters most to you so that you can keep your day to day intact while we take care of the heavy lifting.
You have so many options. What makes us different?
e-Mayhem might just seem like another name in a sea of vendors. What sets us apart, just like our name, is our commitment to taking the ‘mayhem’ out of IT. We take pride in seeing things done right and helping our clients get the best
solution for their needs; not just pushing products.
“What e-Mayhem does is not commodity labor, it is customized professional services.”
Our initial objective in every project is establish what it means to work around your organization’s schedule, needs, and timeline, not the other way around. We’re not here to tell you how to run your business, we’re here to help you get to where you need to be.
The focus of any project discussion should include how we execute cutovers or perform changes without business disruption. Sometimes outages are unavoidable and after hours work is the only way to mitigate risk or running a pilot
program to demonstrate effects on production while limiting its impact. Before taking the leap to a new platform, e-Mayhem is here to plan and discuss the pros and cons to help you decide what makes sense for you.
We’ve been in this business for years and we’ve never had a project extend beyond our Statement of Work. We’re not in the business of nickel-and-diming our clients so we take the time to assess each project from every angle so when you get a quote that includes overcoming roadblocks and hurdles. Before we begin we discuss and budget for any caveats that may arise, which means that the price we give you is the price that you pay instead of lowballing our quote just to come back with more “surprise” costs that we encountered along the way.
Nobody is perfect, and we don’t claim to be either, but our track record over the last 2 years has shown every single project we’ve started come in On-time and On-budget. In several of these cases we were able to improve on our
processes and actually come in under-budget because we had anticipated certain blockers that we were able to circumvent due to superior planning and cooperation with our clients.
At e-Mayhem, we don’t stop at just checking boxes on the SoW.
We are driven to provide real deliverables that lead to material business outcomes. Our work doesn’t end after just building what you asked for explicitly, we try our best to implement what you actually need and want. In a world
of generic off the shelf products and services, our belief is that excellence shouldn’t only be accessible to the Fortune 500.
We work with you and your team to find and deploy a solution which best fits for your organization. This means taking best practices into consideration then tailoring them to work best in your environment. Nothing is more important
to us than providing the best customer experience.