No, not Polyvinyl Chloride; I’m talking about the Physical Virtual and Cloud infrastructure in Information Technology (IT). 

Fast-paced progress in the field of IT has amazed, thrilled and worried most of us – all at the same time.

  • Amazed: New developments taking place in IT industry include development of super-powerful servers, intelligent routers, and self-dependent data security — all interconnected to provide a mammoth collection of data that periodically updates itself, forming a dynamic pool of information and technology.?
  • Thrilled: The advancement in IT has made IT easier than before. Gone are the days when huge servers were deployed to perform a single task. Early advancements included servers capable of handling multiple jobs with superfast response time. Then came virtualization, which divided the super-powerful and super-fast servers into multiple layers, allowing them to perform many tasks at once. Now we have Cloud, a buzzword that has generated a lot of hype in the market. I think that I’ve spoken enough about the evolution of IT that’s readily available on the cloud (pun intended). So I’d like to concentrate on the third response: Worry!
  • Worried: You might well be worried thinking how all this progress in IT will affect the “who’s who” of organizations — because every time IT infrastructure undergoes a change, an equal amount of complexity is added to manage it. Most businesses today are entirely dependent on IT. The ever-increasing complexity of data management is making organizations reluctant to shift to the latest technologies. Increased cost and reduced margins merely add to the list of problems.

Today a plethora of tools are used to manage different modules (applications, servers, network, database, service management and bandwidth) leading to:

  • Indefinite confusion
  • Inefficient service-level management
  • Dissatisfaction among customers
  • Reduced visibility into IT
  • Improper usage of funds

All this calls for an integrated IT management approach to cope with the infrastructure of the three worlds – physical, virtual and cloud — in a simplified, cost-effective and accurate manner.

Gartner says, “By 2015, 60% of large enterprises will have effectively integrated their applications and performance management data with their service desk tools, up from 35% today.” Read the entire research here

So what do you get from an Integrated IT Management approach? I’m glad you asked. You can do the following:

  • Manage your entire IT infrastructure from a single console rather than having to use multiple tools
  • Ensure that confusion is avoided as all the statistical reports are generated from a single tool instead of multiple reports generated by various point products
  • Keep your customers and end users happy, because managing and keeping the IT available is easy with one tool vs. managing the same with multiple tools from various vendors
  • Manage service-level issues using a single software application that also shows the operational level glitches, as opposed to using different software applications to manage them ?
  • Save up to 40% of cost that otherwise would have gone in purchasing multiple tools, deploying specialists to install them and training engineers to use them.

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