How does workflow automation help organizations scale?
As today’s organizations continue to grow and expand, they face increasingly complex technology challenges.
Historically, IT assets consisted of on-premises data center servers, desktop PCs, network equipment and traditional hardware found in an office. Today, in addition to these legacy assets, every employee has one or more devices that need to be monitored and secured, ideally before network access is provided. This includes mobile phones, tablets and laptop PCs.
Further, as the adoption of hybrid work continues, many companies have to provide access to remote workers, short-term employees and contractors who perform tasks outside of the traditional office secured firewall.
Companies are also deploying more digital systems and technologies than ever. Most organizations utilize more than 100 software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications in 2021. Many of these software applications are dedicated to a specific department or group of users, increasing the complexity of providing visibility across the IT estate.
Without visibility, security and compliance challenges arise. The full attack surface is unknown, allowing for vulnerability and data breaches. Laws are complex, ever-changing and continually costly. The majority of these costs are due to auditors' analysis and large fines. Our recent survey found that 23% of enterprises named compliance audit fines as a major burden.
Given all of these challenges, manually managing workflows and technology at an enterprise level is no longer possible, especially for growth-focused organizations.
A new solution that minimizes risk and increases productivity is the only plausible path forward.
Enterprise Technology Management (ETM) is the most effective option for many businesses. ETM leverages existing systems, automates workflows and gives IT leaders visibility and control over endpoints, applications, network infrastructure and the cloud.