IT - Operations

Lean and Six Sigma are the perfect pair when it comes to improving customer value by reducing waste, boosting productivity and reducing defects and variations in products and services

"Waste is a big concern for organizations large and small - especially when it comes to time or money. Lean Six Sigma combines two methodologies, Lean and Six Sigma, to help accelerate specific processes so organizations can solve problems faster, while creating more value for customers. Lean methodology is aimed at reducing waste to improve customer value, while the Six Sigma methodology helps organizations reduce defects and variance by improving processes and fixing inefficiencies..."

Both LogRhythm and Splunk have a great deal to offer. Both have loyal support from customers and good-to-excellent reviews from industry analysts

Admins should look closely at the finer points each solution offers to see which is better-suited for your company...

SIEM, the modern tools of which have been in existence for about a dozen years, is an approach to security management that combines the SIM (security information management) and SEM (security event management) functions into one security management system. SIM collects, analyzes and reports on log data; SEM analyzes log and event data in real time to provide threat monitoring, event correlation and incident response. Due to its 24/7, real-time nature, SIEM is now a required technology for large enterprises..."

How capacity planning and infrastructure transparency can prevent over provisioning and significantly reduce IT costs

"Virtual workload balancing is overlooked well past the eleventh hour in many enterprises. This seems counterintuitive, given that enterprises are becoming highly dependent on IT for success. Capacity planning, or workload forecasting, is all about optimisation. It is the process for determining how capable and prepared the IT infrastructure is to meet future workload demands whilst efficiently managing resources. This process is typically measured within the context of applications that run in rapidly changing, multi layered, virtualised and often cloud based environments.

Capacity planning is critical for reducing cost and increasing business productivity. Good capacity management also saves time and helps to protect against unforeseen challenges caused by workload changes - and saves the urgent need to throw expensive resources at solving resultant performance issues and workload bottlenecks..."

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