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What are some examples of Unified IT?

Attributed to McKay Allen, Director of Global Marketing, Ivanti

Ivanti has talked a lot lately about their vision for Unifying IT, about breaking down siloes and improving IT departments at companies across the world. They’ve even built their products and their pricing around this message of unifying IT departments.

If your organisation is like most—your IT tools and processes sit with different teams, with everyone too busy to even think about how to bring them together. Imagine how reporting, communication, and response time would improve if data and processes were shared between tools and teams!

But what are some examples, some specific use-cases, that show how IT can be unified and improved?

On-boarding and Off-boarding

Imagine automating every IT, facilities, and HR process when a new hire starts. Provision software automatically provides access to software, whitelist or blacklist certain applications or portions of applications. Do this automatically based on their job title. And does it across all software in your company simply by putting in one service request.

And when that employee leaves the organisation, do they still have access to SFDC or Adobe? Not with on-boarding and off-boarding from Ivanti. The second they leave, you can automatically take away all permissions, software, and even know in real-time what hardware you need back.
 
Not only does this save the time of your existing IT and HR employees, but it also makes your new hires far more productive and significantly reduces risks of security loopholes when an employee leaves.

To accomplish this level of automation takes more than a single product. There are elements of ITSM workflows, automation, IT asset management and other products in this use case. These are things other IT vendors simply can’t provide.

Multi-Layered Security Defense

The basics of IT security like Application Control, Privilege management, and maybe most important of all, patching, can’t be neglected. And Ivanti does that better than anyone.

But you also can’t protect endpoints you don’t have. That’s why having state-of-the-art UEM and ITAM is important too.

IT security isn’t just about IT Security products, it’s about having the ability to holistically manage and monitor IT and IT processes. Infrastructure is a major contributor to being able to then secure those same IT systems.

Conclusion

Trying to manage and solve problems in siloes is somewhat like a use case for the old folktale of the blind men and the elephant – essentially you cannot get the full picture if you work in isolation. Ivanti’s approach to Unifying IT not only saves time and drives efficiency, it provides a level of insight that actually drives new levels of business improvement. If you want to solve actual IT problems across function in your IT organisation, you need to start Unifying IT with Ivanti.
 

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