Get an expert to help with your problem
The key to employing a consultant, in any field, is to appreciate the value of time and the price of mistakes. The more you delay, the worse the problem will get. So, seek independent advice from an expert.
There will be times when you can not do the work yourself.�The crucial advantage your consultant has is that they have seenthe problem before and know the short cuts.� So avoid the pitfalls and call for someone with experience.� Hereare situations where a consultant will save you time:-
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People often think there is only one way of doing things – theway their organisation has always done a particular task.� Anindependent consultant will open your mind to new ways and newideas.
These are areas where you could bring in an expert.
Seven points check list:-
An example of a summary with recommendations
Project Brief: To improve network response.� To isolate the bottleneck and produce cost effective solutions.
Processor and Disk are fine, no bottlenecks.� Memory paging isexcessive, and the available memory is critically low.� I suggestyou upgrade the RAM from 128 to 512MB.� Network utilisation ishigh in the mornings, averaging 25% for several hours.� As asolution, consider segmenting the two floors to improve networkperformance.
Propose moving Lotus Domino from the Domain controller to itsown server.� However this may be overtaken by events if theproposed migration to Exchange goes ahead.
Event Log indicates Backup is not working some nights, checkthe tape drives.� DNS errors indicate that there is an error inthe root domain configuration.� Suggest you set up a timeserveron the network.