Business Growth and IT Needs—Why You Need a Plan Before You Invest

by TechRack Systems

Your business is ready to grow, and you know that your IT solutions need to grow with you. However, one of the most common mistakes the TechRack Systems’ team sees comes from businesses who invest in servers before they truly know how that equipment will integrate into their existing spaces. As you shop for new servers or other IT equipment, you can’t just look at their dimensions when factoring them into your operations. You need to also see how the resulting accumulation, such as the necessary network racks or server enclosures, will also integrate into your physical layout.

The good news for your business is that both servers and server storage solutions have evolved greatly in recent years. We even have smaller, wall-mount server cabinets that help you adapt to even the most challenging storage needs. Despite this growing storage diversity, your business still needs to proceed with a carefully planned strategy when considering adding to or revamping your existing IT setup.


In order to feel confident in your new purchases, here are some ideas to help you be sure that you’re investing in equipment that best serves your business:


  • Know that servers evolve constantly, so what you think you know could be outdated. The size and scope of the equipment you need may vary greatly from your current setup. If you aren’t up-to-date on the IT frontlines, consider investing in or consulting your existing IT contractor in order to ensure that you seek out only the equipment you need and nothing you don’t.
  • Approach your IT setup with fresh eyes. New equipment may help solve tough cabling issues, or simply allow you to rework your layout. Rather than try to force your new equipment and storage into an existing setup, you may do better by taking the time to brainstorm how it will integrate into your future plans.
  • Do your own research. Your IT consultant brings essential resources to your business, but it never hurts to do your own due diligence. A quick search won’t make you an IT expert, but it can give you a comparison on price and performance. Just as you occasionally double check every other aspect of your business, you should give your IT components the same consideration.
  • Know what you’re looking for before you shop. Server racks and storage solutions vary greatly, so you can save an enormous amount of time and money by having a clear picture from the get-go.


TechRack Systems wants to help ensure that you approach business growth in a smart, prepared, and conscientious manner. We have comprehensive solutions to accommodate even the most challenging IT needs. To get started, browse our site or contact a service representative to discover how we can help.