Many companies find it challenging to figure out the optimal spend on IT infrastructure. If you do not spend enough, then you are losing productivity due to downtime and system inefficiencies. However, it is also easy to waste money on an expensive solution that is unnecessary for your business.
Consider backup solutions: A business could spend $1500 on a low end backup system, which would take nearly a day to recover everything in the event of a crash. Or, they could choose a $50,000 system that would have almost no downtime. However, the optimal solution for them might be a mid-level solution that costs around $10,000 and provides less than 60 minutes of downtime.