What is a Tech Lifecycle, And How Can We Help?
- Posted by Makayla Shaffer
- On June 9, 2022
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There are a lot of steps to make sure your company is running like a well-oiled machine. One major part of that is the machines themselves! Sometimes taking care of your machines can be as simple as creating a Technology Lifecycle. An article written by Oxen Technology, states that there are three stages to an IT lifecycle: Planning, procurement, and deployment/installation. Within the planning stage, Microsoft encourages users to know what the product has to offer you and your business. Some products have trainings and accessibility tools available that can often line up with your business’s practices. These are valuable resources for you and your employees to get to know the ins and outs of the product.
Procurement is the next step. It is important to select the best product for your specific business, in both the present and the future. The cheapest option is not always the best option, as it could lead you to problems in the future. These problems could cost more money in the future through emergency repairs. It could also cost you money any time your business is unable to assist clients. By choosing a more reliable product, even if it is more expensive now, you can avoid some of these complications in the future. These more reliable products will also improve your relationships with your clients as you will be more available to support them.
Deployment/installation is the last stage in the IT Lifecycle. This step involves physically implementing your new product into your company, both online and in person. The installation can be done yourself with the help of deployment assistance programs, setup guides and customer services. However, if installing it yourself is not your top choice, places like us, Susquehanna Computer Innovations Inc. are able to assist in the installation of your new product.
While deployment may be the last stage of the IT lifecycle, it is not the definitive end. Technology still requires maintenance and updates to ensure it runs smoothly. Some updates can initiate themselves during off-hours, while others need to be initiated and monitored. Some products will need to be upgraded when updates are no longer a viable option.
Susquehanna Computer Innovation Inc. can manage the entire cycle from acquisition to destruction and management. We can even take care of decommissioning old products by replacing them with your desired product and data wiping and recycling the old ones. We can also facilitate the process of giving old products to non-profits that are in need after the data has been wiped. The best part is we are only a phone call away!