Looking Back on IT Infrastructure
The science of information technology (IT) has a rapid, front facing nature and it continues to move forward at a relenting pace, always seeking out new and innovative ideas. New and improved IT systems are being created all the time however, even if all present and historical data is moved onto these innovative systems, quite often, only the most recently collected data ends up being analysed and interpreted. In fact, in most systems there is a limit as to how long historical data can be stored.
Old data doesn’t necessarily mean useless data. Predicting future trends and analysing statistics can be easier using historical data. By comparing new information with analysis based on information from the past, it is easy to interpret any changes and their consequences.
In crisis management situations, personnel can recall previous incidents to a large extent but it is rare for them to have access to all critical details. A dual IT system that holds both the new and old data can use all the information from such previous incidents e.g. from the last 10 years or it can suggest solutions from the full longitude of the company’s experience.
Dashboard values maximum efficiency in all parts of data management. Amplifying the positive impact of infrastructure is an important factor in seamless business conduct but unfortunately at the moment not many companies rely on historical data and prefer to use the latest available.
While they are correct in prioritising modern solutions for modern problems, there is a significant advantage in storing old data for future use. Such a twofold method is an effective tool in advanced infrastructure management.