The logistics necessary to sustain your enterprise IT lifecycle management processes are considerable.
To continue production and keep your infrastructure optimized, you have to choose between one of two difficult options:
- Muscle through and coordinate IT operations yourself with your already-lean IT team.
- Outsource your IT operations to a large-scale management corporation.
But which option should you choose?
Working with What You’ve Got
In-house management can be costly, stressful, and inefficient, especially if you already have a lean IT team. If it’s all you can do to keep your current IT infrastructure “well-oiled,” it becomes impractical to think about digital transformations or advances towards more complex cloud initiatives. Simply put, if your (very expensive W2) L5 engineers are stuck doing laptop battery troubleshooting, then they don’t have the time to be doing L5 level engineering innovation and research.
Keeping IT operations in-house is hard work, and it’s limiting in some resource-related respects. But at least you have control over your environments.
Full IT Lifecycle Management Sounds Great, But…
By offering fully-managed IT lifecycle management services, companies like IBM, Capgemini, and Accenture can relieve the pressure and the logistical strain of these IT processes that bog you down. Outsourcing your pain points can be incredibly freeing as it leaves you more time and resources to focus on advancements and optimizations.
However, when you sign a contract with large corporations like the ones mentioned, you very often lose more than just the stress of IT operations management—you also lose autonomy over your IT operations as a whole.
…Fully Managed Also Means Fully Controlled
These larger corporations don’t care about traditional protocols, much less the customized processes that you’ve had in place since you started your business.
Once you sign the contract, that management company relieves you of your IT operational pressures, but the company also removes all former in-house procedures and replace them with cookie-cutter, standardized protocols. You lose your strategic influence as it implements its own ideas. Sometimes this even means that the company will dismiss your existing IT team to replace them with its own remote workforce.
These corporations are massive, yes, and they have a long heritage of IT solutions excellence, but they simply don’t have the flexibility to provide their services at a global level while still enabling you to remain in control of your datacenters. Rigid standardization brings efficiency but destroys their flexibility.
Standardization is easier (for them), so that’s what they do.
Sorry (Not Sorry) for Interrupting the Old IT Lifecycle Management Model
We see a fundamental issue with both of these extremes.
We believe that you know your IT operations and enterprise infrastructure better than anyone. And while external counsel is prudent at some ventures, you should be the one calling all the major shots and customizing the logistics of how your business runs. Not a mega-management organization that makes decisions based on what suits its processes.
To put it simply, CentricsIT is disrupting the way that the IBM’s, Capgemini’s, and Accenture’s of the world offer IT lifecycle management—by changing the formula. We form-fit our processes to suit yours.
You need a vendor to relieve the physical, logistical burdens of IT lifecycle management, but you don’t need to relinquish all decision-making to that company. Maintain control over the direction of your business but let us do all the IT grunt work for you. In the end, our management solutions will be more gelled and integrated with your end goals than either your overwhelmed in-house teams or the inflexible IT giants above.
Here’s why we can provide IT lifecycle management solutions at a global scale, all while keeping you firmly in the driver’s seat.
An Infrastructure that Benefits Our Clients
We started out as a Third-Party Maintenance company, and as we grew over the years, we needed to establish relationships and strategic partnerships with local depots and engineering talent around the world.
Today, we have an extensive global network of IT partners that spans 94 countries, giving us ready-access to the secondary markets, an extensive pool of new and refurbished parts, as well as vetted, experienced L1-L5 engineers in any given region. We realized that, intrinsically, we already had the infrastructure to provide our clients with a broader spectrum of international professional services:
- Vendor consolidation
- Turnkey Wi-Fi deployments
- International shipping logistics
- IT infrastructure audits
- Certified ITAD services
The CentricsIT Difference
We have the resources and the international footprint to offer full spectrum IT lifecycle management. When you partner with us, we make your IT logistics our problem—but, most importantly, we provide solutions that preserve your processes and existing IT workforce.
Want to outsource your IT lifecycle management burdens without losing control of your IT operations? Contact CentricsIT to relieve your IT operations burdens, streamline your processes, and maintain strategic influence over your business.