The core model that Microsoft has developed is primarily made up of 5 capabilities. These are:
· Desktop Server and Device Management
· Security and Networking
· Data Protection and Recovery
· IT and Security Process
Infrastructure Optimization is about improving all areas of an organizations’ IT processes. These improvements lead to strong integration with business process, and can lead to in some cases competitive advantages (based on business verticals). A large part of this is the client. The desktop operating system is a summary experience for the entire backend system, whether it be a desktop wired to the corporate network, a tablet or laptop roaming the wireless on a corporate campus, or a remote sales force team member who rarely connects to the main network. The state, configuration, application level and stability of the hardware used is directly affected by the entire infrastructure. From the level of OS configuration, to the application layer deployed, to the explicit targeting to that device that may occur for patching, all of these are affected by the maturity level of the technology adopted, the processes both end user and IT support staff employ in operations, and the current abilities of the IT staff all play a large part in the experience.
Through this blog we hope to communicate, connect and learn how users of Microsoft technology are enabling their business through infrastructure maturity. The IO Team are looking forward to talking with you about Infrastructure Optimization, and to start, I would like to highly recommend you take a read of a new white paper we have released about the benefits of Infrastructure maturity.
This paper presents the results of surveys and analysis conducted during 2005 at 14 private enterprises that used best practices and management software technologies to optimize their organization’s IT infrastructure and reduce PC management costs. Results of this study indicate a direct correlation between the number of best practices adopted, the management technologies used, and the reduction of PC-related labor costs.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Technical Lead, Infrastructure Optimization