Advantage specialise in improving the productivity in an organisation through using tested and innovative technology solutions.
We typically analyse the existing setup and give a snap-shot of the issues affecting a business. We then implement solutions to resolve and provide evidence of the increase in productivity.
Productivity at the bottom line affects a company's profit. IT systems and infrastructure are often simply seen as a cost and if not controlled and optimised correctly can be just that. If managed and optimised, an inefficient system can be turned around quickly to deliver impressive business gains.
In an organisation productivity loss can come in many forms. Advantage can identify and resolve issues across your systems to deliver increased productivity, some typical examples are:
Server Configuration - A server configured correctly and securely can make all the difference to its performance and productivity, directly impacting your employees and business.
PC Configuration - If a single PC or the whole network of PCs are configured to the highest standards then they impact the business positively, through increased performance and longevity with decreased support and outages.
Network Configuration - Your network is the backbone of your systems. Many variables can either increase or decrease the performance on the wired or wireless network, from mis-configured switches and routers, through to the actual cabling and network card configuration on PCs and servers.
Employee Internet Access - The Internet-browsing and general Internet-access habits of your workforce can be a major productivity drain. This can be from employees browsing for non-work-related Web sites, during work hours, to chatting to friends on messenger systems, such as MSN, Skype or Yahoo messengers.
Remote-Access Methods - A correctly planned and managed remote-access system or mobility policy can deliver real and measurable value to organisations and their daily business. It allows the workforce to remain productive, while on the road, at a customer's site, in a hotel or anywhere in the world with Internet access.
System Support Procedures and Process - The processes and procedures used in an organisation, in relation to its IT systems, can dramatically affect a company’s operation. An expert audit and analysis can make a significant impact.
Security Risks - A security breach, be it internal, external, viruses, worms etc, will have an unacceptable negative impact on business operations. Advantage can implement the necessary control and systems to eliminate risks.