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Infrastructure management aligning it framework to business goals

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The aggressive competition prevalent in today's business world has led organization to look for newer markets and spread their business through the process of globalization. Through the years, technology also played its role in the expansion process and made IT infrastructure the backbone of the modern day enterprise. In other words, business and IT share a symbiotic relationship where IT infrastructure and its management is linked to the performance of the business.

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Infrastructure management aligning it framework to business goals

  1. 1. Infrastructure Management: Aligning IT Framework to Business GoalsThe aggressive competition prevalent in today’s business world has led organization to look for newermarkets and spread their business through the process of globalization. Through the years, technologyalso played its role in the expansion process and made IT infrastructure the backbone of the modern dayenterprise. In other words, business and IT share a symbiotic relationship where IT infrastructure and itsmanagement is linked to the performance of the business.As technology upgrades frequently with innovations, customer demands also changes with the changingtechnology landscape. Maintenance and frequent updates thus becomes vital for the organization intheir quest globalization and achieving competitive edge. Moreover, most of the businesses depend onreliability and scalability of the IT infrastructure. The experts in the field of infrastructure managementbrings in the professionalism required into the technology management programs in the enterprisesirrespective of the industry and size of the organization.For a technology enabled organization, infrastructure management relates to the management of allessential components necessary for it operational readiness which includes policies, processes,equipment, data, human resources, and external contacts. Further, for may organizations IM iscategorized as systems management, network management and storage management.Infrastructure management services provide tremendous benefit for the enterprises. The first step in theprocess is aligning IT with the business goals and objectives. Streamlining IT operations with the help ofglobal standards provides organizations the flexibility to manage IT costs and operations. Further, theseservice providers with 24/7 support systems, should facilitate organizations to manage multipleconfigurations, information security issues as well as performance of the infrastructure.Further, with data centers playing a major role in business enterprises, the leading service providers alsoinvolve themselves in design and planning of green data centers, procurement and installation of theinfrastructure as well as provide the necessary assistance with regard to data center migration.Extending beyond the procurement function, the infrastructure management service provider’s help inmaximizing ROI, enhance operational performance with high quality and information security. Amongothers, IM seeks to reduce duplication of effort, adherence to standards, enhances flow of information,
  2. 2. promotes adaptability and ensures interoperability among the entities and maintains effective changemanagement policies and practices.The leading service providers offer enterprises end-to-end infrastructure management based on a cloudcomputing platform. The key service offering includes end-user computing, data center and mainframeservices,cross functional services and information security and network services. What the customergains is an optimized, centralized and standardized business aligned information technologyinfrastructure.Related Links: datacenter virtualization, application management service

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