In today’s digital world, businesses rely heavily on technology to operate efficiently. IT issues can lead to costly downtime and impact productivity, making the timely resolution of these issues critical for businesses. Modern service operations are designed to drive fast resolution of IT issues, ensuring that businesses can operate smoothly without interruption. Managing technology services and operations can be like trying to jockey around road hazards in a vehicle that doesn’t have all the features you need for the drive. In the same way that your navigation technology helps you stay on course during your trip, having complete insight into any problems with your IT infrastructure is essential. This benefit is made available via automated service operations. When different teams use different tools with different data views, it can be difficult to see if there’s a problem. Point and legacy products scattered across on-premises locations and the cloud create a patchwork solution that takes time to manage. A single system of record or cohesive IT workflows between services and operations can leave you stuck in the mud of complexity, inefficiency, growing costs, and diminishing quality of service.
Heading in the right directionYou can keep on track with a cutting-edge, unified IT solution. The value of your already-existing tools can be maintained across the entire organisation by moving numerous databases and tools onto a single cloud platform that handles technology services and operations. An integrated configuration management database and a common service data model can make establishing a single data model across teams easier. This, in turn, can ensure that the information is true, even if it is discovered by tools that belong to a third party. Streamlining operations can be accomplished by connecting IT service management to procedures used in IT operations. These processes include discovery, business service definitions, and mapping.
Moving into the fast laneHaving all your workflows managed on the same platform also puts you in the driver’s seat to:
- The sharing of reliable data and insights that lead to increased productivity across teams
- Gain visibility by utilising a service context for all IT teams to be able to prioritise issues.
- Cut costs associated with administrative overhead while simultaneously expanding and enhancing services and operations.
- Increase employee engagement and contentment through the provision of user-focused services.