Modern networks are growing in sophistication with each passing day. When the dynamic technological landscape is combined with an organization's relentless efforts to scale the network, IT operation management professionals face formidable challenges. This is because business and IT operations aren't mutually exclusive anymore. Organizations rely on their networks to achieve business operation objectives.
IT admins face varied challenges due to the following changes in modern IT networks:
Traditional IT operations management was largely a manual process, wherein human intervention through an IT operations team was needed to monitor, configure, and manage a network. With networks growing so complex, this approach is no longer feasible.
To address these challenges, organizations turned to automated workflows. Automation technologies empower an organization's efforts to streamline and optimize network management processes. With workflows, routine tasks can be easily automated, giving IT operations management professionals ample time to focus their efforts on strategy and planning.
Efficiency: Workflow automation helps streamline processes and reduce manual tasks. As a result, less time and fewer resources will be needed to manage an organization's network. Over time, this contributes to improved productivity, reduced costs and overall efficiency.
Accuracy: Keeping your IT operations management process error-free is of paramount importance, because each mistake can be costly. With workflow automation, the processes are made more consistent and reliable. The risk of errors and overall accuracy are reduced. This ensures that your IT operations management can aim for best network performance without compromising on reliability.
Quick response times: Workflow automations give IT admins breathing room to respond to dynamic network issues quickly. When a disruption like downtime happens, the IT team can respond quickly and fix the issue before it can impact business operations, thereby ensuring continuity and availability of the network.
Security and compliance: With the help of workflow automation, the network can be continuously assessed for security vulnerabilities and compliance. Backups and security and compliance audits can be scheduled at regular intervals. Regular audits ensure the network doesn't run the risk of security breaches and is in full compliance with industry regulations.
Improved insights for better decision-making: An IT operations management tool powered by workflow automations can project a variety of data points in the form of maps, visualizations, and reports. With workflow automation, you can schedule a customized report to generate at regular intervals, giving you fresh insights for managing your IT network. Valuable insights lead to better decision-making.
Cost savings: Automation of mundane tasks translates into less time and resources to be allocated, resulting in significant cost savings. The heightened efficiency and productivity directly results in favorable business outcomes in the form of growth and profit. Workflow automation also minimizes the impact of downtimes and other network issues, saving the organization huge costs it would have otherwise incurred on lost productivity, customer satisfaction, and revenue. Finally, automated reports and other data points lay the foundation for more informed decisions. More informed, strategic decisions can lead to financial growth of the business over the long term.
With OpManager Plus, you don't need to sift through scripts or create a new code for workflows. OpManager Plus comes pre-built with over 70 workflow actions that lets you create different workflow rules according to your IT management needs.
OpManager Plus lets users create custom workflows tailored to specific needs. With the intuitive drag-and-drop builder, you can make changes to existing workflows and determine rules and actions.
OpManager Plus lets users set and trigger workflows upon meeting a specific criteria or condition. This allows the user to set up a workflow to function only when a specific alert is raised or a particular event occurs. The result is a proactive approach in executing IT operations.
Notification and escalation workflows ensure that the right people are alerted at the right time. Users can define notification and escalation policies based on criteria such as severity, device type, and time of day. This feature helps ensure that issues are addressed promptly and that critical systems remain available.
OpManager Plus, an advanced IT infrastructure observability solution, seamlessly integrates automated workflows into your IT operations for enhanced efficiency. Pre-built templates simplify common IT operations, while over 70 built-in workflow actions cater to diverse IT management needs. The intuitive drag-and-drop visual builder empowers users to craft personalized workflows. Automation rules trigger workflows based on network events, aligning with a proactive observability approach. Furthermore, notification and escalation workflows guarantee swift responses by alerting relevant personnel promptly, ensuring continuous availability. Learn more about OpManager Plus.