The IT platform is becoming more complex, and, at the same time, increasingly crucial to running a business. So much effort goes into simply keeping an IT infrastructure up and running. Imagine what more could be accomplished once you automate some of those tasks with IT systems management tools and improve your document control Qatar. (مراقبة الوثائق) Downtime is less acceptable now than ever before. Businesses realise that every second their mission-critical applications are unavailable costs them money; interruptions can also damage a brand.
So can the use of IT systems management tools help in the fight against downtime?
Research shows that 60% to 80% of most IT budgets is spent “keeping the lights on” — that is, making sure the IT platform runs as expected. In many cases, however, this capability is compromised because of a lack of visibility around what is actually happening. This leaves IT workers reacting to problems rather than proactively managing the infrastructure. Just imagine if a proportion of this work could be automated with IT systems management tools.
Systems management tools
The first area is asset discovery. Too many businesses use static methods of logging assets. The Excel spreadsheet, which remains ubiquitous, too easily falls out of date. A company that looked at the problem back in 2013, found that the typical large organisations’ asset-tracking sheet wasn’t accurately counting the number of servers that were actually in use. In fact, the counts on the sheets tended to off by 20% below or 20% above the actual numbers. These discrepancies affect licensing, maintenance and other costs. Too many businesses use static methods of logging assets. The Excel spreadsheet, which remains ubiquitous, too easily falls out of date.
An Intelligent IT system management tool can carry out a pre-update scan to ensure that all systems can successfully take the update. The tools should also be able to roll back a system to a known good safe point. In the event of any failure during updating, while allowing for manual intervention. Another essential aspect comes down to performance monitoring. Especially as more mixed physical platforms are interacting with private and public cloud environments globally.