The most recent addition to the IT Operations range of products from Hitachi Data Systems, IT Operations Director is full of benefits for any organization, so much so that we could write pages or talk for hours on how the software could positively impact your organization.
We truly understand the importance of time when it comes to business, however and so here we’re going to summarise just how IT Operations Director can help your business by taking a more in-depth look at the three primary components of the software.
While there’s no doubt that the development of technology is of a particular benefit to businesses, it does have its drawbacks.
The more advanced technology becomes, the more problematic it can be, as organizations can not only suffer from malicious external threats to their security, but there is also an increased risk from people using the systems who don’t fully understand them properly causing unintentional security breaches.
What the security management aspect of IT Operations Director does is allow for Systems Administrators to effectively manage each and every part of the network, correcting or putting a stop to everything from incorrect internet security settings on a user’s PC and unauthorised USB drives being used to automatically removing unauthorised software from user PCs and having the ability to instantly determine whether any file has been copied, moved, e-mailed, modified or deleted.
As technology develops, it’s not just the security that’s difficult to keep on top of for expanding organizations, but the actual assets that make up and are in use on the organizations system.
One of the most favourable parts of IT Operations Director is that the asset management aspects allows for organizations to easily control and manage contracts and licenses, whether they’re relevant to a single PC or the entire network.
Ensuring that licenses and contracts never unnecessarily or unknowingly lapse, the asset management aspect is also a particularly useful tool when it comes to budgeting, as it’s data can be analyzed in a way that shows any associated costs for licenses or contracts.
For small business with just three or four employees, installing new software, updates or patches is something that is relatively easy and straightforward to do, with one person simply spending time at each PC on a one-to-one basis.
As the small business develops, however, it becomes increasingly difficult to effectively manage the software on every PC and this is where the software distribution part of IT Operations Director shines.
Allowing for a Systems Administrator to be in control of every PC remotely, software can be distributed simply and timely; a one-step installation to any number of PCs is a simple process and software can be distributed and installed to certain PCs at specific, scheduled times, ensuring that there’s no unnecessary disruption caused to the users.
Being able to understand the full and extensive benefits of IT Operations Director is not an easy process, as there is such a substantial and varied amount of ways that the software could be of benefit.
By understanding the benefits of the three main components, however, it will allow you to start making that decision of whether IT Operations Director is software that your organization can benefit from greatly.
N.B. This post was first published on the dedicated Hitachi blog on 4 May 2011.