Governance

Automation

overview

Provisioning, Management, & Lifecycles - Automated

Enterprise architecture approvals processes for application development typically involve periodic architecture review board meetings that review proposals and designs to make decisions about whether or not to fund particular projects. In many cases these architecture review board meetings happen every 4 to 8 weeks, which is fine for large application development projects, but doesn’t scale to meet the needs of service development processes. Imagine the development process for a service which can take as little as a few days or even hours, being held up for 4-8 weeks at each stage of its lifecycle, because it needed approval at an architecture review board before proceeding. Similarly, imagine an architecture review board reviewing designs and business proposals for hundreds of services rather than the 2 or 3 applications they are used to managing. Clearly the current processes are not agile enough, and do not scale well enough, but you can’t simply remove these processes.

Solutions

Comprehensive IT services include

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    Empower Users

    Self-service with control. Grant users access to whatever they need, based on who and where they are.

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    Secure Collaboration

    Provision and recertify collaboration spaces with pre-set policies for classification, ownership, metadata, and access.

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    Scale IT Resources

    Ensure IT works smarter by packaging repetitive tasks into services. Reverse data sprawl with lifecycle automation.

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    Justify IT Investment

    Reporting and auditing lets management review platform usage and provides ROI statistics for resource allocation.

Benefits

A policy you can enforce

With Governance Automation, implement an extensible and easily scalable governance framework for your most common IT operations—to ensure your policies are implemented, and remain intact.

  • Provisioning

    Users can request new workspaces—like Sites or Groups —through a self-service catalogue. Proactively apply access, classification, and retention policies upon creation.

  • Management

    Periodically recertify content ownership and classification to maintain accountability and validate relevance. Users can keep and update permissions with limited IT intervention.

  • Lifecycle

    Ensure required or relevant content is kept, and archive or get rid of the rest. Reduce risk and improve data quality to improve search results and user satisfaction.