These days IT professionals are under increasing pressure to deliver services to businesses more quickly and at a lower cost, to maximize efficiency levels their data centers, and to provide users with self-service IT access with timely, automated delivery. While all of this may sound a bit overwhelming, the good news is, it’s not impossible to accomplish. It’s simply a matter of integrating IT process automation with cloud services. Here’s how to accomplish this in just a few steps.
Create a catalog of standardized service offerings with the capability to provide a self-service portal for users. This frees up IT personnel, facilitating a more efficient use of time and resources. It also empowers end-users to handle many of the common, day-to-day tasks on their own, without the need for assistance from IT.
Implement policy-based controls to help maintain system integrity and keep the organization’s overall IT operations running smoothly with little hands-on intervention needed.
Manage the service lifecycle so that all components work together effectively and that accurate alerts can be sent in a timely manner to the appropriate party if and when a problem arises. When the service process runs smoothly and efficiently, improvements can be realized both internally among employees as well as externally in the form of better service levels.
Automate various aspects of their operations, including service and infrastructure provisioning, change requests, support services, user management, alerting and more. Using IT process automation to streamline these repetitive tasks allows IT personnel to focus on more mission-critical business matters that require human intelligence and a more hands-on approach.
Manage across various aspects of the infrastructure, including virtualization, network, storage, and applications. This broad solution creates a more centralized environment in which every area can be managed effectively and instantaneously, rather than each individually as silos.
Intelligent IT process automation tools combine all of these capabilities to provide a single platform upon which enterprises can build and support their private clouds. This creates a greater degree of efficiency, which also equates to a reduction in labor costs and other operational expenses.