Virtually Manufacturing

Manufacturers are required to store vast amounts of data to prove adherence to regulatory standards and quality control guidelines. To streamline information management, records and data are often centralised in order to maintain best regulatory practice and ensure easy access to data in the event of an audit. 

To accommodate common access from multiple sites, manufacturers use internal information management systems, or bespoke versions of “off the shelf” software. These systems are accessed repeatedly, by a large number of employees, from a number of locations – the amount of data stored continues to rise and manufacturers must ensure that records are housed securely.

Given the massive amounts of data already stored and the fact that regulatory guidelines will only become more stringent, it’s becoming increasingly difficult for manufacturers to securely store this data in a cost efficient way. 

Cutting costs through virtualisation

Virtualisation is a key tool in centralising tasks and improving hardware-resource utilisation. This centralisation of resources simplifies management operations and allows a single maintenance operation to span a large number of virtualised desktops, saving manpower and resource. Simply, virtualisation optimises hardware utilisation, resulting in reduced cost.

We know that the Data Centre model is proving to be the most streamlined way to embrace virtualisation, with all services housed, administered and backed up in this secure environment.  

This centralised model is less expensive to monitor and manage than a distributed environment, and coupled with Hosted UC can bring together sites and connect employees. Inbound Solutions and Hosted Call Recording can also improve customer service while complying with PCI security standards.