eBooks and Resources
5 reasons why application automation is a no-brainer initiative
Volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (collectively known as VUCA in ITIL 4™ guidance) within the business environment will never go away. The days of long term planning are long gone, and organisations now need to become more agile and resilient. This means that, on the one hand, they need to be able to move quickly, flexibly, and decisively to support changes. On the other, they need to be able to anticipate, prepare for, respond to, and adapt to both incremental changes and sudden disruptions from an external perspective.
The answer lies in the ITIL 4™ guiding principle of ‘automate where possible’. Here are our top 5 reasons why application automation is a no-brainer ITSM initiative:
An innovative solution to the complexity crisis?
Accelerated digital transformation is driving increasingly complex and distributed digital infrastructures; across on-premises, private cloud and public cloud platforms. The reality is that most organisations find themselves in this ‘hybrid reality’ - and will continue to do so for some time to come.
A recent report from Gartner recognises that to manage a hybrid infrastructure with a workload/application view requires an innovative new toolset - which Gartner are categorising ‘Digital Platform Conductor tools’ (DPC). We’re really excited about this, because Cloudsoft have been named in this Gartner Report as a representative vendor for such an innovative class of tool!
Resilience Through Application Management
Downtime is expensive. According to the IDC, over $2.5bn is lost or wasted every year at Tier One financial institutions.
A mature resilience strategy can help to you drastically reduce these costs, by ensuring that IT systems are highly available at business-critical moments.
Download the eBook to find out:
- why Application Management is an innovative approach to resilience;
- how you can progress to a mature resilience strategy.
The Application Resilience Maturity Model, included in the eBook, outlines the phases of IT resilience and the steps you can take to maximise the availability of critical IT systems.
This eBook was produced by Cloudsoft CTO and co-founder Alex Heneveld and Principal Engineer Alasdair Hodge.
Hyperautomation won't solve your resilience problem.
According to Gartner, by 2024 over 70% of large global enterprises will have over 70 concurrent hyperautomation, or intelligent automation, initiatives. The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated many organisations’ move to digital-by-default processes and has revealed the stresses and strains these moves place on the resiliency of systems. In addition, the complexity of these initiatives puts their stability at risk; delivering well-governed, operationally resilient systems may require a fresh approach to the resilience problem.