As assets become ever more dispersed, you’ll have to find a way to keep track of them on an ongoing basis. But that’s not your only concern. You need to know what’s being done with them, what they are accessing, how secure they are, and how many more you are supporting. Whether that’s business-owned or employee-owned devices, or the increasing number of connected devices at the network edge – can you be sure that you know what assets you are responsible for, what is running on them, how up to date they are, or if you need to replace them?
If you don’t you could be opening yourself up to risks, data leaks, and financial penalties, even when assets are technically out of your hands.
A robust ITALM program requires:
You’ve no doubt invested in many IT tools, repository platforms, systems and access management tools, provisioning, security capabilities, and more. But by doing that you’ve created siloes of information and capabilities. Your systems won’t talk to each other so how can your teams pull together the big picture view of your environment quickly to identify areas of risk? If you can’t see how changes affect your environment, how can you roll them out without adversely impacting the business?
To gain that view many teams employ manual processes which create their own issues. The time it takes to pull together data from tools into static spreadsheets means that it’s out of date before your teams begin any ITALM activity – and it likely contains errors. All the issues in your project data are amplified as you move through the program, creating more possibilities for systems to be left vulnerable and business and users to be impacted.
Having access to the right program data at the right time will help you to streamline every stage of the ITALM process while reducing costs and risks. You’ll be able to:
Gartner says that a digital platform conductor (DPC) allows IT leaders to strategically manage across their infrastructure. It does this by connecting to and orchestrating all your tools and systems. It leverages artificial intelligence and machine learning to improve ITALM by:
By leveraging a digital platform conductor you can coordinate and orchestrate your systems, tools, and databases, to remove the risks associated with manually managing ITALM. By improving ITALM capabilities your team’s time will be freed up to focus on other initiatives.
ReadyWorks is a digital platform conductor. Schedule a demo to understand how ReadyWorks can improve your ITALM activities.