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Technology Planning: IT Modernization

How to Approach Updating Your IT Environment.

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Relying on legacy infrastructure might be tempting in the short term but could bring trouble in the long term by driving up costs and security vulnerability while limiting efficiency and innovation. To reduce risk and enhance cybersecurity, responsiveness and engagement, you need a modern, agile infrastructure.

Mapping Your IT Modernization Journey


Discovery & Assessment

Get a clear picture of your current vulnerabilities and performance bottlenecks.

  • Start by gaining executive buy-in and line-of-business participation.
  • Identify the specific goals of your modernization effort.
  • Assess your IT environment to identify the systems, processes and threats that require modernization and integration.
  • Inventory hardware, application and data assets, and conduct application dependency mapping.
  • Seek assistance from a trusted partner who can offer expertise and an alternative, holistic viewpoint throughout the modernization process.
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Planning & Design

Develop a comprehensive strategy for updating your infrastructure to reduce risk and boost agility.

  • Minimize your discrete variables and standardize multiple operating systems.
  • Ensure availability and resiliency with backup and recovery planning designed specifically to align with your goals.
  • Eliminate siloes between app development, security, server optimization and IT operations.
  • Automate as many operations as possible to help reduce risk and pay down technical debt.a
  • Balance on-premises and cloud resources by matching them to workload requirements that drive a seamless, centrally managed and integrated system.


Implementation & Lifecycle Management

Optimize your modernized infrastructure across the IT lifecycle.

  • Augment your IT staff with custom support services that can quickly assist with complex technology investments.
  • Deploy upgraded storage, networking and servers, including configuration and data migration at scale.
  • Establish and monitor IT metrics to determine whether you’re meeting performance goals.
  • Ensure agility by constantly monitoring and adjusting for continuous improvement while understanding and adapting to evolving conditions.
  • Smooth the transition by building in ample staff training time.
  • Integrate scalability and future-proofing for your network.
  • Leverage IT asset disposition services to identify near end-of-life devices and ensure hardware is entirely wiped and decommissioned.
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Next step: Give us a call to jump-start your journey.

Health Checks & Assessments

We have a diverse array of health checks and assessments that will evaluate your infrastructure and provide detailed findings and recommendations.

Contact CDW so we can get the process started.

Expert Guidance

CDW•G experts work with you to:

  • Design a modernization strategy
  • Orchestrate infrastructure upgrades
  • Manage your environment to optimize performance

Specialized Services

Discover how CDW•G can help you plan, build and capitalize on a modern, agile infrastructure.

Contact your account team, or give us a call.


Discover how CDW•G can help you plan, build and capitalize on a modern, agile infrastructure.

Contact your account manager, or give us a call.