By Manish Gupta, Vice President, Infrastructure Solutions Group, Dell Technologies India
Automation is a hot topic these days. Most of us agree that automating business processes can save time and money, making our organizations more efficient and innovative. But there is often an unspoken fear surrounding it. Questions like ‘How much time and effort will it cost to get my organization up to speed with automation?’ or the elephant in the data center, ‘Will automation leave my staff without a job?’contribute to inaction or the late adoption of automation.
IT managers today face multiple challenges in an increasingly competitive environment.According to the Dell Technologies 2023 Innovation Index report, 35% of Indian businesses are dealing with the lack of automation to manage complex security technology. Many share common frustrations that slow down processes, increase costs and make life harder and less efficient than it should be.
Especially for medium businesses, lacking the extensive resources and specialist skills of large corporations, are vulnerable to face risks. On average, medium-sized businesses have limited IT staff personnel and with a lean team, time is precious. It is estimated that 47 percent of all cyberattacks target medium businesses, with extremely costly consequences ranging from lost productivity to business success. And as the challenges of data protection continue to mount, the pressure for IT teams to reduce cost and to “do more with less” continues to grow.
The Intelligent Automation Approach to Data Infrastructure
To accelerate innovation, an intelligentautomation approach uses machine learning, artificial intelligence, and predictive dataanalytics to offload the management burden and free teams to focus on high valueinnovation initiatives.
To enable intelligent automation, organizations must incorporate infrastructure that is built with automation at the core. By automating with embedded intelligence, a business dramatically increases efficiency, reduces human error and improves productivity.
Five Benefits of an Intelligent Automation Approach
By leveraging automation and intelligence in the organizational value chain wecan easily address the new reality of data while reducing the impact that complexity has on the business. An intelligent automation approach makes it easier to:
• Leverage new technologies: Intelligent infrastructure adapts to any workload to provide flexibility while helping IT simplify operations.
• Reduce the IT burden: A modernized infrastructure allows IT staff to spend less time on day-to-day activities and more time delivering business value. Intelligent systems can work together and independently, enabling rapid digital transformation and productivity while allowing organizations to scale without disruption.
• Deliver As a service simplicity: Infrastructure delivered using as a-service operating models free IT teams from having to deploy and manage hardware while improving the organization’s ability to acquire, scale and manage infrastructure as the business grows.
• Achieve Proactive resilience: About 35% of Indian businesses are still dealing with the lack of automation to manage complex security technology. Proactive resilienceautomatically ensures data and network security with multiple layers of defense that work in tandem to keep hackers out while anticipating and eliminating blind spots before they can be exploited.
• Upgrade business agility: By proactively replacing outdated resources at the optimized time, IT can better maximize the value it delivers for a business and its customers — whilereducing costs.
In today’s rapidly evolving digital economy, organizations must modernize and automate their IT infrastructure to leverage vast amounts of valuable data and draw relevant insights. An intelligent automation approach gives the IT department the ability to say “yes” more frequently to innovation-related requests.