1. Scripting is time consuming
Scripting is a frequently used method for a technician to get access to information. However, scripting is complex and it can take a long time to get the scripts just right. Sure, it’s possible to save scripts and reuse them, but when reports needs to be adjusted or if the request is slightly altered it needs to be rewritten.
This often turns into a complicated, difficult and time consuming process. Especially if it needs to be done across several systems at the same time. Also, to track changes over time with scripting is just impossible.
2. It’s difficult to visualize and share information
Collecting data in a command prompt isn’t always enough for an IT organization. To be able to share the information, it needs to be visualized in an Excel spreadsheet, Sharepoint page or similar. Sometimes you have to run several scripts and puzzle the material together. It takes time, is unnecessarily complex and you will never find all the dependencies.
3. Many manual routines
Monitoring systems in all their glory, but they are of limited help to keep IP plans, server documentation or patch reports updated. These are a few of several manual and tedious routines the technician performs that should be automated. But they are lacking the tools, overview and time to get started.
4. Constantly getting interrupted
IT Technicians often have a deep technical understanding of the IT, and are as a result often interrupted by colleagues in need of help. It can be about finding information or creating reports. Often they have no way to find the information themselves and thus have to go to the technicians. The technicians are used to being interrupted but it leads to less time spent on more important tasks.
5. No time for development and improvements
IT Technicians spends A LOT of time putting out fires and doing small fixes all over. That leaves little time for working on long-time improvements that are necessary to stay competitive. Such as phasing out old servers, patching machines, optimizing capacity usage, deactivating user accounts or working more proactively to avoid downtime.
What’s the solution? Less scripting and more automation
vScope is a world-leading inventory platform for the IT organization. It is a simple way to stay updated and have efficient communication between technicians, managers and partners. vScope collects and maps information from the entire IT. Regardless if it’s on prem, in the cloud or outsourced. Build powerful reports, automate scripting (without having to write a single one!) and quickly visualize and share the information.
With add-on modules, it is possible to refine vScope’s inventory platform to also include IT billing and cost allocation, find license savings in the cloud, or build an automatic CMDB to make the collaboration between operations and application teams easier.