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Zero Infrastructure Footprint (ZIF) Services

The Situation Today

Today’s businesses are trying to be more adaptable and flexible with regard to people, technology, and processes. However, attempting to do this through a rigidly constructed network poses a challenge in terms of scalability. In addition, a fundamental “optimize-maximize” change is brewing and these organizations are looking to optimize their IT infrastructure and support costs while maximizing end user experience.

This scenario has challenged IT services providers to provide and support an ‘anytime anywhere solution’ while keeping costs low — a solution  that is low on infrastructure requirements and support but provides a seamless user experience — irrespective of a user’s location or type of device.

How HCL Can Help

HCL helps organizations identify lean or less critical sites that can be converted to a zero infrastructure (ZIF) site. Once converted, such sites have minimal network infrastructure in place and work on business broadband links while maintaining security and privacy requirements.

Our services include

  • Consulting services: Assessment and planning services to identify potential ZIF sites, creating the strategy for deployment, and building a business case for potential savings.
  • Deployment services: All activities associated with carrying out the actual migration of a site from traditional to the ZIF concept.

What You Can Expect

HCL's ZIF services can help you create and sustain a modern, lean workplace that can be setup quickly, is easy to manage, and provides all the required security controls. Our deliverables include:

  • Assessment Report: A detailed report on the analysis of sites and their feasibility to move to the ZIF model.
  • Design Document: A technical design document specifying ZIF site components and site functioning details.
  • Migration Roadmap: A document encompassing the deployment strategy, phases, and the timeline for deployment.

The Benefits

  • Business: Ability to quickly ramp up /ramp down office infrastructure while facilitating end user mobility and thus, enhancing productivity.
  • Commercial: Cost savings from lean infrastructure, and reduced management effort.
  • Operational: Ease of management with IT being able to manage end point devices, irrespective of their network location.
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