Managed IT Services, to many, is still viewed as the management of workstation, printers, network peripherals, and servers. Mobile devices have helped expand past workstations, but how do devices like Smart Watches and other peripherals sensors play a part in the main infrastructure needs? This TEDTalk by Marco Annunziata sheds light to the possibilities and challenge Managed IT Service providers like GURU will have to face.
The key to tackling this early on is to have a system that can work with the available sensors or data collectors and be able to aggregate this information into actionable solutions. The actions can lead to smart systems that automatically calibrate to changes in hardware needs and are able to simply scale without complications.
Thinking in terms of current scenarios, incorporating systems automation for what many still do manually (systems/software updates, checking event logs, etc) can play a major role in the overall infrastructure strategy. The more devices we add to our infrastructure the more complex the management.
Having an innovative Managed IT Service provider who is thinking along these paths we be a major benefit to any organization is looking to keep their IT as current as possible.
Here are some steps to audit your current IT strategies:
- Do you know all of the system updates you currently have to run?
- How many of these updates are automated?
- Do you have a current network diagram that outlines not only your workstations/servers/network peripherals, but also mobile devices, vehicle devices, or personal devices?
- If your organization maintains a vehicle fleet or security systems, is everything consolidated under one monitoring system?
- Does your current IT strategy document include back up and disaster recovery?
- Does your current IT strategy include the possibility of personal devices like Smart Watches?
- Do you have a security policy or plan in place?
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- On July 27, 2015
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