In recent weeks, we have introduced and discussed IT Operations Director, the most recent addition the IT Operations range of products from Hitachi Data Systems.
Explaining that it has a number of benefits and features to help any organization, the following 10 points start to show just how many beneficial aspects IT Operations Director really does have.
1. Automatic security corrections
Forming part of the security management aspect of IT Operations Director, one of the most beneficial features for many organizations that the software offers is the ability to automatically correct security preferences on any user’s PC by applying a blanket security policy.
2. File-level auditing
Coming under the security management aspect once more, file-level auditing is one of the software’s most powerful features, providing information to System’s Administrators whenever a file has been copied, moved, e-mailed, modified or deleted.
3. User activity tracing
Similar to file-level auditing, rather than tracking the movements of a file, the user activity tracing feature allows for organization’s to see in-depth data records of every user on the network.
4. Unlimited asset management
While asset management isn’t new technology, there aren’t many pieces of software currently available that offer as in-depth and unrestricted asset management as IT Operations Director does.
5. Budget planning support
By allowing for reporting to be carried out on the stored asset information, the software allows for data to be fed into budget planning for greater accuracy when creating and assigning future budgets.
6. One-step software installations
As simple as installing software to one PC may be, it can be particularly time consuming having to manually do it on every PC on an entire network. The one-step software installation feature of IT Operations Director removes this completely by allowing for software to be installed to multiple PCs in one go and from a remote location.
7. Scheduled maintenance updates
Rather than disrupt the organization’s workforce, IT Operations Director has the ability to schedule software updates and patches on specific PCs during scheduled maintenance times.
8. Intuitive interface
As with IT Operations Analyzer, Hitachi Data Systems have ensured that IT Operations Director has an intuitive user interface that allows for all aspects and features to be accessed from one central location.
Although the software is likely to be used by knowledgeable and experienced IT professionals, Hitachi Data Systems have ensured that it is a particularly user-friendly piece of software to reduce the amount of usability issues users may have to contend with at first when using new software.
10. Integrated product
Unlike similar software, IT Operations Director is an integrated product, meaning that there is nothing extra to be purchased as an add-on, ensuring that the price remains as low as possible.
IT Operations Director has an array of benefits and these 10 features really are just the beginning. Take a look at the software today at www.ITOperations.com to see exactly how it can integrate with and be of benefit to your organization.
N.B. This post was first published on the dedicated Hitachi blog on 13 May 2011.