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Intelligent Infrastructures: Unlocking the Digital Business

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Imagine a future where IT infrastructures monitor themselves, are able to predict and respond to future business needs and can protect and heal themselves automatically. Learn more, visit http://www.accenture.com/IntelligentInfrastructures

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Intelligent Infrastructures: Unlocking the Digital Business

  1. 1. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved The importance of making infrastructures smarter Today’s IT infrastructures are being strained to the breaking point by new technologies and applications. So what should you do to avoid these pitfalls? The implications are significant: Inability to serve customers Supply chain delays Slower product development Compromised security
  2. 2. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved A key step to becoming a digital business is the creation of an intelligent infrastructure. It unlocks agility in the organization, allowing the infrastructure to anticipate and adapt to changing business needs. Delivering competitive advantage and, ultimately, high performance. Unlocking the power of intelligence
  3. 3. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved An intelligent infrastructure is designed to: 1 3 42 Know when extra capacity is needed, and even predict when that capacity might be required again. Automatically configure unified communications for employees and secure connectivity to the core enterprise. Optimize services by moving applications and processes to different providers across a hybrid IT environment based on cost effectiveness. Sense a problem that arises and even take steps to fix the problem itself.
  4. 4. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved An intelligent infrastructure in action: A major bank has an extensive infrastructure to support its online presence and worldwide business… The bank is rolling out a new product. Based on predictive analytics IT engineers are alerted that the current cloud provider will not be able to handle the spike in activity. Applications are automatically re-routed through a different provider to provide a better price/performance ratio. Appropriate bandwidth is allocated to ensure high quality of service. Firewalls are re-configured to provide adequate security protections.
  5. 5. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved The six capabilities of an intelligent infrastructure
  6. 6. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved 1. Monitors Automates and orchestrates processes and applications, and configures the dynamic infrastructure requirements. The six capabilities of an intelligent infrastructure
  7. 7. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved 2. Predicts Learns from usage patterns and then predicts needed capacity. The six capabilities of an intelligent infrastructure
  8. 8. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved 3. Self Heals Automates workload management, detects problems and takes steps to solve them.. The six capabilities of an intelligent infrastructure
  9. 9. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved 4. Optimizes Analyzes infrastructure services, using different providers to optimize cost and performance. The six capabilities of an intelligent infrastructure
  10. 10. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved 5. Learns Learns from past behaviors and trends to automatically and proactively make changes. The six capabilities of an intelligent infrastructure
  11. 11. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved 6. Protects Proactively analyzes security threats and patterns to pre-empt risk. The six capabilities of an intelligent infrastructure
  12. 12. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved Developing an intelligent infrastructure An essential prerequisite: Accelerate the standardization and consolidation of the infrastructure and application environment. In three phases, an infrastructure moves from a reactive to a predictive one:
  13. 13. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved Developing an intelligent infrastructure Automation and orchestration of business processes, technologies and applications In three phases, an infrastructure moves from a reactive to a predictive one:
  14. 14. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved Developing an intelligent infrastructure Create a generalized service orientation perspective In three phases, an infrastructure moves from a reactive to a predictive one:
  15. 15. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved Developing an intelligent infrastructure Integrate advanced analytics capabilities to achieve intelligence In three phases, an infrastructure moves from a reactive to a predictive one:
  16. 16. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved Organizations of all types can benefit from an intelligent infrastructure. The race is on to get there. The business value Ultimately, the value of an intelligent infrastructure is measured not simply in IT capabilities, but in the new business outcomes made possible: A more flexible, agile business The ability to serve customers more effectively Better support for collaboration More predictable cost reductions
  17. 17. © Accenture 2014 All Rights Reserved Find out more at: accenture.com/intelligentinfrastructures #IntelligentTech

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