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Network Assessments & System Reviews

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Align your infrastructure to meet your goals


Are you confident your information infrastructure is aligned to meet your present objectives and future business goals? 

There is no question that using the most relevant technology and information systems is crucial to your organization’s success. Not to mention, as rapidly as technology advances, it can be challenging to keep up with all of the changes. But making full use of automation and these technological improvements better positions you to compete successfully tomorrow and beyond.

Still, evaluating your IT network is a challenging and complicated process. Many businesses lack the resources and skillsets needed to build a comprehensive network technology assessment.

Why Do a Network Assessment and IT Roadmap?

A network assessment makes it more feasible to get a solution that accommodates your specifications and circumstances. Often, we know we have a problem and can ideate where we want our technology solution to go. However, the challenging part is understanding how to get there.

Edafio’s network assessment and audit services take a holistic approach to solving your business challenges. We provide the critical information needed for your organization to make strategic decisions about improving your network environment’s performance.

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Benefits of network assessments


There are many benefits to network assessments, including:

  • Improved security and protected processes
  • Reduced operating costs
  • Reduced risk of costly technology decisions
  • Improved competitive position through the optimal use of technology
  • The reliance that your technology investments will support future needs
  • Improved use of current technology
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Assessment & Review Services

Edafio professionals have extensive experience in assessing the effectiveness of your IT ecosystem. Our assessment checks your current technology application and identifies areas where improvements would improve your overall operations’ speed and efficiency. The goal is to help you maximize your technology investment.

Edafio’s Process


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Step 1: Discovery

Identification of unmet management IT needs

The first step towards choosing the correct technology is discovery. The purpose of the discovery phase is to genuinely understand your current situation, the problem you’re solving, and why you need it. Discovering your current technology environment includes both the solutions you currently use and the systems and processes used to connect those systems.

Whether you run wired or wireless networks, we can optimize your infrastructure.

Our network consultants have years of expertise and work with tools designed for both wired and wireless networks. The knowledge attained is invaluable to your business operations. We’ll assess your network and evaluate each component you manage by conducting a thorough review of the following:

  • Modems
  • Routers
  • Switches
  • Firewalls
  • Access Points
  • Network Cables
  • Network Applications

Understanding the problem

Next, you need to understand the problem, both in terms of the company and your end-user experience. By connecting both a business dilemma and the end-user dilemma, you can better understand the actual problem and begin to solve it. 

Understanding your people

Finally, you need to understand your people. That insight isn’t going to come unless you take the time to really appreciate what your end users are grappling with and connect this back to the high-level business problem. Shadowing how people do their jobs, reviewing the existing usage data, user interviews, and rapid prototype testing are excellent ways to uncover this information. Once you have a holistic comprehension of your technology space, you can move on to the next step: analysis.

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Step 2: Analysis

By the end of the discovery stage, you will have information about where you are now and where you want to go. This process of analyzing involves the specific functionality of the internal operations and how it’s currently applied. 

Understanding the problem, the objective, and the conditions and systems, looking at what your existing tech stack can do is an excellent place to start. 

This requires investigating how technology is being applied at a granular level. What’s more, you want to look at how it’s being worked around or misused. Are end-users avoiding key features and essential functions? If so, why? 

The purpose of digging into these problems is because you might not need as complex a solution as you thought. Often, businesses are misusing their current stack rather than using it to its full potential and still running into problems.

That said, you will find some gaps and holes. That’s where your technology assessment should focus, especially as you flesh out the requirements for what to buy to achieve your business purposes. The end state of the Assess and Analysis stage is an understanding of credible and prioritized options to fill your gaps with each option’s pros and cons.

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Step 3: Define & Develop

By the end of the discovery stage, you will have information about where you are now and where you want to go. This process of analyzing involves the specific functionality of the internal operations and how it’s currently applied.  Understanding the problem, the objective, and the conditions and systems, looking at what your existing tech stack can do is an excellent place to start. 

The next comes step is to define and develop. You have a high-level business goal and a good understanding of the problem, environment, and the holes you’re trying to plug. Next, you need to build out your vision for the end-state. It’s not just about what problem you’re looking to solve, but more granular; what is your technology solution going to do/drive the business forward? 
In this stage, one common problem is a misalignment between the business, ops teams, and overall technology strategies.

The challenge is that technology teams often complete early research (IT, etc.), but the entire project needs to be rallied around the business and operational requirements in reality.  To do so, you need to develop and define your technology vision through the lens of the business and operational requirements. Ask yourself: does this feature/function/vendor solve the problem that the company has?  Naturally, there’s going to be some give and take here. Every decision or option you present will have tradeoffs. Defining and developing is about refining your vision down to be laser-focused on the business problem and using the criteria you’ve built so far to hone exactly what you need.

The purpose of digging into these problems is because you might not need as complex a solution as you thought. Often, businesses are misusing their current stack rather than using it to its full potential and still running into problems. That said, you will find some gaps and holes. That’s where your technology assessment should focus, especially as you flesh out the requirements for what to buy to achieve your business purposes. The end state of the Assess and Analysis stage is an understanding of credible and prioritized options to fill your gaps with each option’s pros and cons.

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Step 4: Document

The final step is to put all your work down on paper in a well-documents plan. Your final document should include: 

  • A high-level overview
  • A crisp explanation of what you are solving and what you are asking for
  • All the details of the implementation and deployment
  • Details on project timelines and ownership. 

After the assessment, you will receive comprehensive recommendations for correcting any identified deficiencies and faults in your network system.

Why Edafio?


At Edafio Technology Partners, it is our solemn belief that our technological excellence will bridge your IT business landscape through innovative solutions.
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Accelerate your organization

The network assessments provide accuracy toward improving network performance, security, and stability most efficiently to ensure everyone works at maximum speed.

Evaluate network design and configurations

A thorough evaluation of network analysis will document how all the elements are connected and identify any pinch points and potential bottlenecks.

Audit network hardware

Performing a comprehensive inventory discovers the root of performance issues, unfamiliar devices on the network, security gaps, and an outline for possible upgrades. By documenting all the clients, servers, modems, routers, switches, firewalls, access points, network applications, and cables, we can identify service history, firmware updates, and if any are nearing the end of life.

Analyze network traffic and performance

Deploying monitoring inquiries and other specific tools for wired and wireless networks, our consultants run a set of tests to understand your network’s data and traffic patterns and determine the source of any potential restrictions.

Comprehensive reporting of findings and recommendations

An assessment is only worthwhile if you understand its findings and suggestions. We present a thorough report tailored to your organization’s technical and executive team for the stakeholders to make reasonable and accurate decisions.

Why Edafio?


Accountability

Minimize and eliminate blame by using one technology solution partner across your entire infrastructure.

Approachability

Utilize a holistic method toward your IT setup.

Consolidate

Unify your networks to support multiple applications.

Assurance

All equipment will work together within your technology infrastructure.

Reliability

Our team will supply up-to-date options that last.

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