It’s time for IT to get off the couch and get fit. I’m not saying that IT administrators have to do crunches and push-ups, instead they need to achieve “digital fitness.” The IT coaches at UBM explain the concept in a new white paper, sponsored by Infoblox, titled “Vital Signs for the Digital Enterprise.” They write:
Digital knowledge is like a Fitbit for the digital enterprise. Just as people capture and interpret physical metrics to guide their quest for physical well-being, enterprises must capture and interpret digital metrics in their quest for digital well-being. After all, you can’t improve what you don’t measure.
The whitepaper outlines how IT organizations need to leverage the data they already have from core network services in order to ensure the digital health of the organization. It goes on to say that the real value of the data is borne out when it is actively applied to specific uses cases.
When utilized in that context, the results are more proactive governance, better customer/end user experience, reduced risk, reduced IT cost, and greater business agility. All in all, the paper makes a provocative assertion that when IT understands its own digital vital signs they will be much more prepared to meet the ever increasing demand of the digital enterprise.