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IT Automation Secrets: Offer Self-Service IT as the Norm

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Is your business falling behind in the race to the top?

Your business moves fast. Different, often-competing units within your enterprise want to achieve business priorities, drive efficiencies, and rapidly produce revenue. They’re relying on IT to provide the resources necessary to grow fast. They need what they need and they need it now—as in yesterday.

How can you ensure fast compliant delivery of resources—be it virtual machines (VMs), applications, public cloud resources, or other types—so your business can grow quickly without friction and delay? The answer: IT automation.

We’ve recently posted our latest eBook, The 7 Secrets of IT Automation, which gives you the opportunity to learn a step-by-step action plan to unlock the potential of your hybrid and multi-cloud environment.

This is the first in a weekly blog series examining each of the seven secrets. This week we’ll look at Secret 1: Choose to Offer Self-Service IT As Your New Normal, Not the Rare Exception.

Secret 1: Choose to Offer Self-Service IT As Your New Normal, Not the Rare Exception

The dream of self-service IT to help accelerate digital transformation no longer has to be a figment of your imagination. In the past, everyone involved in the IT automation and provisioning process needed to be an expert in scripting, and governance challenges could be a nightmare. Plus, being an expert in various hybrid cloud and multi-cloud technologies was as essential as knowing the business outcomes. A lack of hands-on knowledge of Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure or Terraform was slowing down the pace of development. No more.

Make self-service IT a central pillar of how your business operates. Implement user-friendly catalogs with easy-to-understand and implement blueprints so provisioning resources such as compute, storage, or backup is a snap. And your self-service IT framework should adhere to your governance and compliance standards so you never have to worry about costly mistakes. Commit to SS-IT and don’t look back.

Secrets No More: Unlock the Power of IT Automation. See How CloudBolt Can Help.

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