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Challenges Faced by IT Operations in Bringing Disruptive Changes
In recent years, businesses have shifted their focus to streamlining and simplifying IT operations through the cloud, as well as with new tools to test and deploy applications quickly
Fremont, CA: Over the last few years, businesses have increasingly invested their time and money into IT. This increasing interest can be traced back to the recession and the enduring need to rein in IT expenditures. While some see this as a sign of IT's critical importance to today's business, others believe IT operations play a central role in effectively leveraging cloud computing. Business sectors such as telecommunications, transportation/logistics, communications, and financial services are heavily dependent on IT services. Products and services of companies in this sector are marketed, sold, delivered, and serviced/supported through the use of IT. Businesses of all kinds today depend upon the software for the smooth and efficient functioning of business processes.
In recent years, businesses have shifted their focus to streamlining and simplifying IT operations through the cloud, as well as with new tools to test and deploy applications quickly. Despite the efforts, IT operations are held back with labor-intensive manual tasks, making it slow to react, inflexible, and costly. Studies have shown that nearly 50 percent of IT operations problems can be associated with the lack of coordination amongst change, release, and configuration management. As a result, the IT sector fails to meet its ever-growing list of expectations, despite becoming an integral part of majority of the businesses.
Cloud, analytics, mobile, and social are the four disruptive technologies that are transforming businesses as we know it. These four are the driving factors behind the challenges faced by organizations in streamlining and bolstering IT operations.
Massive Scalability Requirements
There is a surge in traffic volumes, and the number of transactions being handled is escalating. As a result, organizations are throwing more networking and processing at the demand in a desperate attempt to keep up with the growth. Companies are virtualizing resources wherever possible, generating more resources to meet their requirements.
New and Different Demands
IT operations today are facing new and different demands at every stage. Companies are now required to meet the needs of high volumes of systems/apps, users, and data, as well as more applications, different types of applications, more and different users, and more data.
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