One of the most important elements of todays enterprises is agility. And there’s nowhere that is more true than in the data center and IT department. Enterprises need to be able to shift and adapt to the market and business demands, as well as the needs of their clients. And with more data distribution and increasing demands from consumers, organizations are requiring more hardware, resources and data center bandwidth. These trends are pushing the need for agility even further.
When trying to solve these challenges, questions around assets, resources, personnel, and even utilization can come up.
And often, numerous different data center and business teams are all contained within organizational siloes. These siloes restrict movement of data and information, cut down on innovation and, of course, inhibit scalability and agility.
A new white paper from BCS FM Solutions focuses on how to eliminate these siloes between data center and business operations, bringing people, process, technology and the industry together. BCS FM Solutions calls this the “silo-less data center model,” and explores in the report how this model is already disrupting the data center industry.
The report highlights the importance of working together to solve today’s data center challenges. In today’s markets, there is a direct tie between the business and the capabilities of IT.
According to the report, “There is no longer a silo where IT is removed from the business process.” And that’s why it can be key to align the business side of the house with IT. Consider this stat: Gartner recently pointed out that by 2020, 100 percent of IT roles will require an intermediate level of proficiency in business acumen.
In today’s world of booming big data, it’s easy to get bogged down by data points and put the human element of IT and business on the back burner. But, BCS FM Solutions contends professionals need to get out of the “data center silo cave” and interact more with each other and clients. The model outlined in the report asserts that when you focus on aligning the data center and IT operations as a continuous practice, business and tech acceleration will follow.
Gartner recently pointed out that by 2020, 100 percent of IT roles will require an intermediate level of proficiency in business acumen.
A “silo-less” model and building a business that’s truly aligned can remove barriers, boost innovation and help organizations align with the demands of the digital market. The silo-less data center is based on the concept of a linear management model which “simplifies operations by involving everyone,” BCS FM Solutions explained.
Ultimately, it’s becoming more and more critical to understand the role of the digital data center, as well as where your operational management fits into this equation.
And removing siloes is one way to start.
The new report from BCS FM Solutions covers the following topics:
- Key trends around today’s data center market
- Understanding data center silos, and how to break free
- Why customers are investing in agility, and a silo-less architecture
- Adopting a next-generation business mode: The Silo-Less Data Center
- The silo-less approach, how to get started
Download the white paper from BCS FM Solutions, “The Silo-Less Data Center: Bridging Business, Technology, People and the Industry to Generate Real-World Success,” to learn more about how removing organizational siloes from data centers can boost agility and efficiency.