The "Elemental" Approach to IT Automation
In most financial services organizations, when a task needs to be automated, the traditional answer is to bolt on the answer to the existing system. For example, if someone needs to automate a Managed File Transfer, a backup or an ETL, a script is written or a job is scheduled for that task, usually on a platform-specific tool such as Windows Task Scheduler, Cron for Unix or SQL Server Agent.
→ Represents a Fragmented Approach to IT Automation
→ Increases IT Complexity and Operational Costs
→ Not scalable and Lacks Enterprise-Wide Governance
→ Increases IT Complexity
This "elemental approach" involving some combination of coding, a "point" scheduling tool, or simply one more addition to the processing schedule, is understandable. But it's outdated. While point solutions for point problems are expedient in the short term, over time they create significant cost and complexity. Within a few years the IT organization's landscape is a mix of patched-together automation solutions that are unwieldy, outmoded and insufficient for the current environment. The organization's reputation suffers as a result.
The "Architectural" Approach to IT Automation
Financial organizations need to take an "architectural" approach to IT automation in order to achieve IT service level assurance with true integration and orchestration across business processes, applications and the underlying infrastructure.
|→ Consolidate Silos of Automation
→ Reduce the Cost of IT Operations
→ Implement a Solution Built for Change
|→ Improve Productivity and Reduce "Slack" Time
→ Improve Resource Management
→ Take a Strategic Approach to IT Automation
Take an architectural approach to IT automation by adopting an enterprise automation solution that consolidates the platform-specific scheduling tools that create barriers to automating cross-platform and cross-departmental processes.
As businesses increasingly rely on IT-based services for commercial success in today’s 24/7 business world, IT organizations require an automation solution that drives governance, visibility and control and that adds agility to the financial organization because it’s built for change.