The term infrastructure has been used throughout history to describe the large and complex structures of military projects, civil projects, and public utilities. The word was first used in 1875 in France to describe railroad planning.
Today the term is used to encompass the ever-growing foundations, structural components, and relationships of today’s integrated business frameworks. The term, taken from the French infra, means under or below. This highlights that a firm foundation is needed to support a strong organisational framework.
This firm foundation can be a building block for any businesses success. Computech is one such company that takes your success very seriously. Founded in 1987, Computech Limited is a leading East African systems integrator, providing technology solutions to solve businesses’ most important problems.
Computech has significant experience across industry sectors, products and services, with substantial work done in providing professional services, infrastructure solutions, technical support, and technology outsourcing to all sectors. Key clients have ranged from banking and financial services, telecommunications, manufacturing, government, and NGOS. Key partners include household names such as HP, Microsoft, and Cisco, many of whom first entered the East African market in partnership with Computech.
Computech’s IT infrastructure revolves around back up and replication, computing, data centres, physical security locations and storage. In an increasingly fast paced world, it is understood that data is the currency in the digital era. Computech have the means to protect, enhance and streamline this currency to a level where, it allows for growth and scale. The IT infrastructure consists of all elements that support the management and usability of data and information. The structure also includes hiring, training, policy, testing, process, upgrades, and repairs.
With regards to data centres, Computech can install additional space and equipment required to support data center operations — including power transformers, your uninterruptible power source (UPS), generators, computer room air conditioners (CRACs), remote transmission units (RTUs), chillers, air distribution systems, etc. Plus, the operations staff assures that the systems (both IT and infrastructure) are properly operated, maintained, upgraded and repaired when necessary. In most companies, there is a division of responsibility between the Technical Operations group in IT and the staff responsible for the facilities support systems.
The services for all IT infrastructure avenues are laid out in tiers.Tier 1 = Non-redundant capacity components (single uplink and servers). Tier 2 = Tier 1 + Redundant capacity components. Tier 3 = Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Dual-powered equipment’s and multiple uplinks. Tier 4 = Tier 1 + Tier 2 + Tier 3 + all components are fully fault-tolerant including uplinks, storage, chillers, HVAC systems, servers etc. Everything is dual-powered.
This goes to show just how detailed the Computech team is in ensuring the structures required for the operation of a physical facility or business operation are up to par. As mentioned earlier, IT infrastructure has evolved to include the true backbone of business and technology, this is an understanding that Computech has carried to the next level.
Modern CIOs are tasked with reliably operating the technology infrastructure that supports overall enterprise or corporate goals. A CIO will not be able to carry out his tasks with peace of mind if it was not for an IT infrastructure provider such as Computech.
Part of this responsibility of ensuring a top notch IT infrastructure includes increasing business value by streamlining information retrieval and reporting, providing proactive and agile responses to leverage information and technology, and quickly adapting to allow enhanced end user experiences. All of which are core to what Computech encompass in IT infrastructure services.
Computech understand the importance of user experience. With that in mind, they have sponsored the upcoming CIO100 symposium and awards, slated for November 19th and 20th. Through the insights gained from the symposium, they will be better equipped on how to handle and manage technical and non-technical roles on issues around the digital transformation and how it links to the growth and evolution of IT infrastructure.
Owing to the changes brought about by the pandemic, the event will unfold virtually.The CIO100 Symposium and Awards will offer invaluable insights on the innovative tactics used by top tech people, and company’s, in today’s historically demanding environment. Plus, details of innovative projects that are positioning companies for current and longer-term success. CIO100 holds a space for the narrative of the industry, telling its stories through technologies.
Why CIO100? To acknowledge excellence in the adoption and use of IT within organisations – all of them, small, large or midi, appreciating the brilliant minds building products that responded to business needs and objectives. Also, patting these achievers on the back. This has over the last decade, catalysed innovation.
In its 11th year and still going strong, the CIO100 Awards fete 100 organisations that have shown outstanding results for leveraging technology to innovate ways of delivering business value, in a two-day summit.
The Awards recognise excellence in the adoption and use of ICT, awarding both the organisation and the Chief Information Officer (CIO), or an equivalent in the organisation. The winners of the CIO100 Awards are recognised at the CIO100 Symposium and Awards, a two-day high energy celebration of IT excellence, marked with networking opportunities and knowledge sharing that acknowledges the mark of enterprise excellence in the region.
Register for the CIO100 Awards and Symposium here: https://cioea.glueup.com/event/cio100-symposium-and-awards-28824/?pk_campaign=widget-event-list
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