Improving Operational Efficiency Across Business Units in Your Middleware Infrastructure

Growing Organizations all face a similar challenge on how to optimize and improve operational efficiency across their business units. Growth requires new acquisitions with different systems and applications. Integrating these applications and improving operational efficiency can seem like a challenge but there are a few different approaches you can take to help out.

Automating Repeatable Tasks

The initial hurdle in setting up automation deters many from exploring how they can improve operational efficiency in their middleware infrastructure, however the benefits far outweigh the time it takes to set your automation up.

For example, with MQ, there are several things you can automate. MQ Admins have more responsibilities everyday and automation can help tackle the complexities of scaling enterprise messaging along with business operations.

Automation helps with the reduction of manual errors, which is a huge time waster for many IT teams. According to Gartner, “Reactive IT departments are stuck in a constant state of firefighting, managing problems moment to moment rather than proactively planning for IT issues”. By fast-tracking the completion of these repetitive tasks through automation, you can save time and focus on your high-value initiatives which allows for proactive management, instead of a reactive approach.

To see how you can automate things like, channel status, messages stuck in a queue, backup queue manage definitions and object, check out this session we did on automating these.

Managing Collaboration to Improve Operational Efficiency Across Disparate Teams

Collaboration can be one of the most effective ways to help improve operational efficiency, but if managed poorly, it can cause more harm than good.

For example, say you work for an organization whose growth strategy includes acquiring companies around the world, each with its own back-office systems. There is a need to find solutions to integrate all these new systems quickly. Est