Business-Driven IT

Technological innovations are profoundly changing the DNA of most organizations. IT services must now adapt to be able to deliver the agility, performance, and responsiveness required by the lines of business to transform data into actionable information.

Market Reality

  • Emerging agile competitors are reducing the time to market
  • Need for integration between legacy and modern applications
  • Need to properly manage exploding data volumes

Challenges

  • Traditional IT fails to meet expected response time requirements of users
  • Information is siloed and difficult to manage and protect
  • Lines of business turn to external vendors – loss of control and increased risk

How IT Can Meet Business Needs

Performing backups is a routine operation. However, managing copies, archiving and recovering them are often a source of headaches. Several organizations fail to implement a data governance policy, which is not without consequences.

Challenges

  • Huge costs involved in managing environments
  • A lot of work performed outside of business hours
  • Lack of staff, planning and preparation

Benefits

  • Free internal resources to focus on what is important
  • Better investment in high value-add projects

Where do you stand?

  • Do you respect your backup windows?
  • Do you replicate backups off-site?
  • Do you have a written data governance policy?
  • Do you keep copies of everything forever? Did you know that doing this can compromise your organization?
  • Have you tried recovering your data recently?

80 % of organizations make maximum use of the capabilities of their environment

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How ESI can help

  • Managing your backups
  • Preventive health check of your backup environment
  • Support in setting up your data governance policy
  • Design, development, implementation and upgrade of your backup solution

Planning a recovery procedure relates directly to the data governance policy. The existence of backup copies does not guarantee an organization’s ability to get back to business in case of interruption. The sooner activites can be resumed, the less financial and operational impacts will the organization experience.

Challenges

  • Convince decision-makers to invest in a recovery infrastructure in a tight budget environment
  • Improve communication between teams to maintain the recovery plan
  • Track trends to identify new risks and new solutions

Benefits

  • Reduced financial and reputation risks
  • Proactive approach reducing the risk of interruption to the maximum
  • Increased awareness and responsiveness in the event of an incident

Where do you stand?

  • Do you make off-site copies of your backups from an external vendor?
  • Do you have a redundant infrastructure? Do you think it protects you enough?
  • Have you defined an RTO/RPO?
  • Do you know how fast your environment might become available again in the event of a disaster?
  • Do you have a recovery plan? If so, have you tested it recently?

40 % to 70 % of companies risk going out of business after a major data loss

2.01 billion  – value of the DRaaS market today ($3.7 B by 2021)

How ESI can help

  • Disaster recovery service (DRaaS) on our Stratus Cloud
  • Design and update of your recovery plan
  • Participation in your recovery tests
  • Organization of user awareness sessions

The ever-increasing growth of smart objects and smart data, combined to the use of mobile devices that connect to diverse environments to collect and transfer massive volumes of data, require organizations to better manage their information assets to extract actionable data.

Challenges

  • The investments needed to maintain the environment are constantly increasing
  • Users and customers must have access at all times
  • Need for an agile approach to better correlate the data collected

Benefits

  • Preventive identification of risks through trends analysis
  • Better knowledge of your target market to offer the desired products
  • Better targeted investments in the most promising sectors

90 % of world’s data has been generated over the last two years

69 % of enterprise data has no business value

How ESI can help

  • Health check of your analysis tools to ensure optimal use.
  • Assessment of your unstructured data to establish your governance strategies.
  • Analysis of retention policies to optimize your environment and comply with the regulations and standards of your industry.
  • Implementation of analytics solutions, customization of dashboards and reports and development of related applications.

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DevOps aims to unify software development (Dev) and operations (Ops) teams by participating together in the lifecycle of a service, from its design to the development process through the production support.

Challenges

  • Significant cultural change with increased accountability
  • Need for close and frequent collaboration between teams
  • Change from project to product management

Benefits

  • Higher organizational performance
  • Faster, more reliable delivery of applications with fewers errors
    20% to 50% increase in productivity
  • Better risk, compliance and security management
  • Accelerate innovation and reduced time-to-market

27 % Adoption of DevOps in teams in 2017

DevOps reduces operating costs by 50% to 90%

How ESI can help

  • Installation, capacity management, resource control and platform updates without service disruption
  • Support for application development: microservices, continuous integration, automated testing and deployment, delivery pipeline, agile project management, application security
  • Support and strategic advice: development of the DevOps transformation and adoption strategy, assessment of the costs of a transformation project, support during proof of concept, analysis of strengths and weaknesses, etc.

Extracting value out of machine data to turn them into useful information is not an easy task. The use of a powerful and intuitive platform like Splunk makes it possible to exploit the data generated from all sources in order to use the operational intelligence for behavioral and predictive analysis, detection of incidents or even reducing time to market.

Challenges

  • Difficulty interpreting data from various sources
  • Difficult access to historical data for analytical and compliance purposes
  • Lack of knowledge about the adoption, use and effectiveness of the products and services offered

Benefits

  • Real-time information from marketing campaigns and user engagement
  • Faster identification of anomalies to solve problems without delay
  • Better detection of security incidents
  • Complete visibility of all layers of the organization

Where do you stand?

  • Do you use analytics tools for managing your data?
  • Are you looking to expand the use of Splunk in your business?
  • Do you have the resources available to upgrade your Splunk solution?
  • Do you get from your Splunk dashboards and applications the expected performance?

70% to 90% reduction in the investigation time of security incidents

80% savings in historical data storage costs

How ESI can help

  • Demonstration of the Splunk platform through proof of concept, immersive experience and Splunk lab sessions
  • Splunk architecture, implementation and development of tools, applications and reports
  • Splunk health check, training, managed services and technical support
  • Integration of IoT, SIEM and Smart SOC / NOC solutions
  • DevOps & Pivotal Cloud Foundry integration