System Integrator Computer Networking Services

System Integrator Computer Networking Services
A systems integrator is an individual or business that builds computing systems for clients by combining hardware, software, networking and storage products from multiple vendors.

Using a systems integrator, a company can align cheaper, preconfigured components and commercial off-the-shelf software to meet key business goals, as opposed to more expensive, customized implementations that may require original programming or manufacturing unique components.

Hiring a systems integrator to combine various subsystems into an integrated offering can also simplify contracting and vendor management for the customer, who would otherwise need to purchase each subsystem separately and work with multiple vendors. Systems integration is, thus, both a procurement method and a technical activity.

1What does a systems integrator do?
The task of systems integration often begins with a client meeting, or a series of meetings, in which the systems integrator assesses the client's business needs and defines the technical requirements for an IT system that meets those needs. The resulting integration plan sets the foundation for the integration process. That process may involve designing or building a customized architecture or application and integrating it with new or existing hardware, packaged or custom software, and networking infrastructure.
2Network System Integrators

Network system integrators install and setup computer networks as well as add components to existing systems. Networking integration combines different hardware and software components into an integrated network system. Typically, network system integrators are specialists with expertise in areas of network systems such as security, wiring and hardware, connectivity, and administration. System integration and systems operation activities include design, development, implementation, and maintenance.

3Systems integrator business model
Today, some IT services companies still identify themselves as systems integrators, but, for the most part, systems integration is one of many services an IT services company provides within a portfolio of offerings.