The development and acceleration of information technology in every country in the world will affect industrial competition globally. Developing countries must be able to catch up in the use of information technology to compete with developed countries. To be able face the era of global competition, a business must capable to anticipate all challenges and market competition, both now and in the future. It is important for a business leader to give special attention to the management of the information technology infrastructure owned by the company. Information technology infrastructure as the foundation of information technology capabilities that cover the entire company, in order to optimize its business processes.
The higher quality of the IT infrastructure, the higher productivity and efficiency of the company. In the end, the ability of information systems and IT infrastructure to support business development and decision making to face market competition will be more accurate and reliable. Information technology infrastructure is a framework that supports the running of a system with components of various kinds of hardware, software, database, network, security and IT management. Information technology infrastructure is centered on a data center, which can be controlled by a relatively less team but still efficient.
The development of information technology infrastructure in a company is carried out in stages, it is adjusted based on the strength of the resources owned by the company. In its application, the strategic plan of an information technology is always adjusted to the plan of the company concerned, so that the application of information technology can produce good value for the company.
These are the benefits of information technology infrastructure for a business or company:
- Able to manage and monitor company performance, so that it can detect when to change or update a system and when to reduce risk. Data processing can be in the form of converting, analysing and calculating
- Reducing the occurrence of problems and minimizing the damage caused by being able to take all appropriate precautions.
- The availability and management of the company's internal data can be handled by the company's own internal parties, so that the level of data security will be relatively better compared to data management carried out by the company's externals.
- Make all manual systems automatic so as to reduce company operational costs.
By utilizing the information technology infrastructure, it can become the foundation or framework that supports a system in computing. Information technology infrastructure consisting of physical and virtual resources will support the flow, storage, management and analysis of data, so it will function as a platform that supports companies to run more efficiently and effectively.