Meeting of professionals

Establishing your ideal IT infrastructure

by Teresa Meek

A company can’t live without IT, and your setup can make or break your business.

How you configure your ideal IT infrastructure depends a great deal on the size of your business and plans to scale. But there are a few basic requirements that apply to everyone.

For hardware, you will need:

  • PCs

  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) devices for consistent power

  • Wireless devices or the ability to accommodate them

  • Printers, scanners, copiers — and a fax machine for the occasional old-fashioned customer (You can get all-in-one machines that combine functions)

  • Servers, unless you plan to keep 100 percent of your data in the cloud

For network systems, you will need:

  • Cabling

  • Internet connections

  • An email system

  • Firewalls

  • Antivirus software

​Setting up a basic system requires budgeting and making sure that your planned office space works for the equipment and devices you need.

Infrastructure requirements

What's the right IT infrastructure for your business?

View IT consulting services

Recommended for you

5 key advantages of 3D printing for rapid prototyping
5 key advantages of 3D printing for rapid prototyping

5 key advantages of 3D printing for rapid prototyping

Discover how 3D printing for rapid prototyping is redefining manufacturing.

How to streamline signage, pricing, and merchandising compliance in retail
How to streamline signage, pricing, and merchandising compliance in retail

How to streamline signage, pricing, and merchandising compliance in retail

Learn how MarcomCentral helps companies manage marketing assets, automate marketing processes, preserve brand integrity, and more..

Ricoh named a Managed Print Services Leader
Ricoh named a Managed Print Services Leader

Ricoh named a Managed Print Services Leader

Keypoint Intelligence named Ricoh a Leader in Managed Print Services in its January 2024 Market Insight report. View the report and get the details.