Secure Technology: The Key to Sustainable Success

As we continue to embrace current technologies, we must pay attention to trends telling us in which direction we should be moving. When it comes to integrated systems and software within the IT operations management space, two fundamental pillars demand the attention of IT professionals. These pillars will reinforce any infrastructure and sustain organizations through the ups and downs of an ever-changing technological climate. 

Security

According to Forbes, data breaches exposed 4.1 billion records in the first six months of 2019, of which the business sector accounted for 84.6 percent. What does this tell us? Well, it indicates clear internal vulnerabilities within many organizations. Businesses have to place greater focus on data protection. 


Luckily, there are technologies that shoulder the bulk of these responsibilities, checking the following boxes for overwhelmed IT leadership.

Server Patching

Patching in this context is synonymous with updating or improving. Programs and systems are constantly evolving. This is mostly a good thing, but too many shakes of the bag can damage some of the contents inside. Proper patch management accomplishes the following:


  • Identification of vulnerabilities
  • Creation of policies
  • Application of updates
  • Remote patch deployment
  • Generation of status reports


Patch management is incredibly important because, as was seen in 2019, data is susceptible to breaches if not properly secured. For more information on server patching, visit our website

Compliance and Remediation

Server security compliance and remediation is a counterpart to server patching and involves the active scanning of a server to determine instances of non-compliance. When you perform a software compliance scan, the scan determines the server’s compliance status by comparing the software policy contents with the actual software installed on the server. Such a process creates a system of checks and balances within the server that ultimately prevents breaches and other flaws.

Automation

Gartner predicts that by 2024, 69 percent of routine work currently done by managers will be fully automated. To some, this may inspire uneasiness, raising questions about their job security. In reality, this automation won’t replace the need for human labor. Rather, it will ease the burdens of professionals and free up time to focus on bigger and better things. IT automation works to combat the following issues:


  • Human error. When IT operations managers are left to fulfill the mountains of mundane tasks surrounding enterprise service management, costly errors can be made.
  • System weaknesses. As mentioned above, a lack of automation allows internal vulnerabilities to be exposed.
  • Time loss. Time is our most valuable commodity and needs to be spent productively for maximum yield. 
  • Unnecessary Expenditures. Due to time and error, costs can increase significantly.


Automating your processes can go a long way in securing a favorable future for you and your organization.

Forecasting the Future

Between 2017 and 2019 there was a 34 percent rise in automation implementation for critical processes. This is a staggering statistic and informs us that the market is trending steeply in the direction of automation. Cloud-based software is taking the world by storm, and for good reason. Such solutions provide flexibility and ease that introduce game-changing efficiencies into critical processes. In the world of IT operations management and enterprise service management, this is invaluable for the perpetuation of progress and success. 


As experts in automation technology, we handle our operations management independently from the vendor, so you can worry about running your business while we deal with the nitty-gritty. We create systems to make things work well. That is the philosophy that moves us forward— to take the chaos of IT and bring order to it; to master a complex thing and make it simpler. Our aim is to help enterprises sustain growth well into the future. 


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