All offices depend on standard office equipment and automated systems. These are vital for daily business operations to take place in any standard office. Offices traditionally have had personnel to look into the setup of these systems as well as look into operations, repair and maintenance needs. As most office equipment is IT related, many offices have system administrators and their team looking into the necessary business equipment and IT infrastructure setup.
Features of IT infrastructure management
Standard IT infrastructure setup for an office in Singapore would comprise of the following:
- Setup of desktops, laptops and server systems.
- Network setup and data connections.
- Printers, copier, scanner and fax systems.
- Electronic telecommunication systems.
In general, the above points summarize the standard requirements for any modern office. Since every system needs certain hardware and software setup and maintenance, that comprises of ongoing tasks for the facility management team or department.
Suboptimal use of resources
It is often found that office automation systems run by themselves and need only maintenance, repair and upgradation in periodic intervals. In such time hired or recruited personnel for facility management often find themselves to be free to take up other tasks. In many modern offices that come complete with managed services, there are outsourced vendors who look into facility requirements for several companies within a certain premise.
Hence, a company can focus their resources on core business operations instead of setting aside personnel, time and effort in managing facilities and equipment. Many Singapore offices also reduce costs by opting for business equipment rentals that come with managed services. Hence, maintenance, setup and repair or up gradation work are also looked into by the outsourcing vendor. This helps a business reduce the need to have support personnel and invest time and effort in facility management.