As more and more companies nowadays are running in a reduced IT budget mode, compared with previous years, and trying to do more with less, one of the fundamental qualities in IT Capacity Planning seems that is able to help.
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In the business world today only a few words can ring a bell as hard as Transformation.
Since everything in a business environment is related with IT, and since it is the users (employees or customers) that are creating the load in an IT infrastructure, it is not possible to transform your business without transforming your IT in the following standard ways:
Since the users are creating the load in any infrastructure, a new number of employees will result in a new size of your IT estate. Fewer employees will need a smaller IT estate, and in this case the goal would be avoiding any possible waste. And this is already a big Capacity exercise for IT.
Can you perform “more with less”, without introducing automation?
Infrastructure automation will allow you to perform more activities (aligning technology), where previously you needed weeks or even months with fewer resources (aligning people). Automation is fundamental for maintaining a competitive role in the market.
IT automation is probably the most intense driver for IT Capacity planning. Automation will lead to a faster consumption of IT resources and finally to more IT Capacity accidents! The only way to align your IT estate with your business strategy is to be protected from such outages and introduce a strong forecasting mechanism that IT Capacity Planning brings. And this is an endless IT Capacity exercise!
Can you have a fast infrastructure accompanied by a slow governance environment?
We can`t have fast activities that can be completed in a few minutes (SDDC architecture) but very slow decisions that need weeks to be approved and designed.
In order to improve ITSM processes and make them faster it is only possible when we integrate these processes with areas they are supposed to manage. So we need to integrate ITSM with capacity forecasting mechanisms that will increase our awareness and governing decisions.
Experience is about friendliness. But what is friendliness about?
Is it possible to provide “more with less” if you have complicated systems that need elite skills to run? Would you buy a car that would be so complicated, that you should to hire a chauffeur for using this car? Is it possible to hire people every time you would need to expand your activities, especially now, with such low budgeting constraints everywhere?
Apart from solving costs and scarcity issues, Experience is providing real value, since it is able to engage more people by broadening and socializing a solution. Productivity is then accelerated to the maximum!
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Since the modern IT is in a constant transition, many IT teams are understaffed with limited resources. And an understaffed team will struggle on a daily basis to meet the business requirements, trying to cover the basic maintenance needs of an IT infrastructure.
So this is not the right time to be reactive!
It seems that the only way of helping such a team is by increasing its effectiveness, making it act in a planned and proactive way.Preventing a fire has been always more effective than putting it out!
Capacity planning is able to forecast on future risks through predictive analytics and is able to make an understaffed team stand with pride and avoid any unplanned activities!
If you`d like to learn more about how capacity planning can help your team increase its effectiveness, why not schedule a call, meeting, or demo with one of our experts?