Beacon Enterprise Solutions Group, Inc., an emerging global leader in the design, implementation and management of high performance Information Technology Systems (“ITS”) infrastructure solutions, today provided investors with an overview of its Enterprise Infrastructure Management (EIM) documentation service offering to new and existing Fortune 1000 firms with national, multi-national, and global sites.
Most companies did not remain at a steady state during the last few years – they are either growing through M&A activity or consolidating operations as a cost-cutting measure. As a result of the churn in locations and the introduction of unfamiliar standards and infrastructure, corporate management is increasingly forced to make facility and ITS decisions when creating budgets, planning for global rollouts, and changing management without having all of the facts about their enterprise infrastructure. Beacon’s new suite of EIM documentation services provides the enterprise executive the ability to make informed facility and ITS decisions on mission-critical issues.
The Beacon EIM documentation program provides a unique, dynamic, view of an entire infrastructure, not just within data centers. By incorporating data center management into the overall enterprise program, Beacon is able to show connectivity and dependencies throughout the entire organization for all six layers of technology, beginning with fixed, hardware, and virtual infrastructure and ending with applications, services, and business processes. The EIM program provides information for the both the dynamic, as well as static environment, bridging the gap between basic facility needs such as power and those needs within the IT infrastructure. The end result is the Beacon client will have better overall facility and IT information to improve efficiencies for planning and managing the infrastructure.
The Beacon Enterprise Infrastructure Management (EIM) program contains the following features:
• Real-time, 7X24 access with a GUI (Graphical User Interface)
• Local, hosted and cloud-based access
• The ability to query site data and build MS Visio logical and elevated drawings on demand
• The ability to use site data for planning across the entire enterprise or a subset of it
• The ability to easily field map and extract updated site data from existing/new as-built or MAC work submitted in MS Excel file format
• Provides optional access to real-time compliance from the closet level to a view of the entire global enterprise
Beacon’s EIM documentation service is available to clients at six different levels based on needs and requirements. Each level builds upon each other starting with basic infrastructure and then adding at each respective level, power, network equipment, servers, and applications. Since clients often dispatch several vendors to collect the same information from the same sites, a return on investment can often be realized during the first year of this service and will compound in following years if the site goes under ITS management. Travel is a significant component of any physical site audit as technicians travel to multiple sites to gather data. Since all data can be gathered simultaneously, there is an economy of scale plus 60-80% reduction in travel expenses. Clients can realize a 50% or greater reduction in site audit expenses the first year and can reduce planning time for future rollouts and projects to days instead of months.
“Growth and change are the enemy of the informed decision and a real obstacle to the deployment of any global ITS upgrade or rollout and often results in huge budget and timeline overruns, and even failure,” stated Jerry Bowman, President and COO of Beacon. “If the corporate decision-maker doesn’t have a real time snapshot of the enterprise’s active and passive infrastructure, then planning and budgeting become a guessing-game. The EIM documentation service takes the guessing out of enterprise IT and Facilities planning and reduces project planning time and redundant travel expenses.”
He continued, “We see this service as responding to real challenges that our clients are facing today, and believe this crucial service will provide clients a six to nine month return on investment, significantly reduced spend and shorter project ramp up times for consolidation and mergers. We expect to see a majority of our existing and new clients utilize this service, which typically results in revenue within 60-90 days of the engagement.”
For additional information, visit the company’s website at www.AskBeacon.com
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