How mid-sized organizations can improve stability, flexibility, and security
From retail to healthcare to manufacturing, mid-sized organizations need digital backbones that deliver both agility and stability. However, IT infrastructures built on multiple operating systems—or multiple public and private clouds—can create undue complexity. By adopting these six best practices, you can automate routine tasks and simplify your IT infrastructure to improve productivity, reduce costs, bolster security, and accelerate innovation.
1 Speed innovation with automation
To succeed in today’s disruptive digital economy, mid-size organizations must optimize resources and quickly pivot to capture market opportunities. However, outdated approaches to the design, management, and operation of IT infrastructure can slow the pace of innovation.
- Reduce development time and effort by automating configuration, provisioning, workflow orchestration, and application deployment.
- Free your IT resources to focus on strategic initiatives by eliminating routine tasks.
- Improve existing processes, reduce costs, and mitigate security and compliance risks with an effective automation strategy and platform.
2 Overcome complexity
One of the main concerns for IT is the speed at which technology stacks and related tasks grow. Intricate IT architectures built on multiple platforms and complex technology layers can quickly become too much for humans to manage efficiently. Compartmentalized workflows, proprietary languages, and legacy tools further complicate the life of IT teams. Reducing the time and manual tasks involved in managing complex environments requires a number of approaches.
- Capitalize on consistency by using automation, which gives teams space to focus on more valuable tasks.
- Deploy an open automation platform with playbooks written in a natural language that are easy for anyone to understand, adopt, and quickly begin using.
- Build a common and open intelligent sharing foundation that can deliver a variety of services and IT resources using fewer servers.
- Adopt a standard operating environment, which will help you simplify your IT infrastructure and operations—and prepare for the future.