How to Automate IT Tasks

Tathagata Chakrabarti

14th December, 2022


In this fast-paced business environment, staying ahead of the competition means streamlining your business processes and cutting down on time-consuming tasks. 

One way to do this is by automating repetitive IT tasks, saving the IT team valuable time and energy while increasing efficiency and reducing errors. In this article, we'll explore the benefits of automating IT tasks and the best tool available to help businesses achieve automation success.

In today's digital age, staying competitive means staying efficient. And with the constant demands on IT departments to do more with less, automation has become the secret weapon for companies of all sizes. 

By automating routine and repetitive IT tasks, businesses can reduce errors, improve productivity, and free up valuable resources to focus on strategic initiatives. 

Whether it's through the use of cutting-edge technology or time-tested processes, the ability to automate IT operations is quickly becoming a make-or-break factor for businesses looking to thrive in today's fast-paced world. So let's understand what IT automation exactly means. 

What is IT automation?

IT automation refers to the use of technology and software to automate repetitive and routine tasks within IT operations. This includes tasks such as provisioning, configuration management, and monitoring.

With IT automation, your IT infrastructure runs like a well-oiled machine. Data centres are managed precisely, cloud deployments are done quickly, and service desks are handled efficiently. This lets your IT team focus on what they do best - strategizing and developing new solutions to drive your business forward.

But IT automation isn't just about freeing up your time. It also improves the accuracy and consistency of your IT processes and can even help with cost savings. In a nutshell, IT automation is a game-changer for any organization looking to stay ahead of the competition.

Advantages of IT automation

IT automation is a robust process for organizations to optimize their business processes while providing greater scalability and flexibility to meet changing business needs.

  • Increased Efficiency

    : IT automation helps streamline repetitive tasks, eliminating the need for human intervention. This frees up valuable time and resources that can be directed toward more strategic initiatives.

  • Improved Accuracy

    : IT automation removes the possibility of human error, thus ensuring higher accuracy and consistency in processes.

  • Cost Savings

    : Automation can significantly reduce labour costs, eliminating the need for manual labour. Additionally, it can also help reduce costs associated with errors, rework, and delays.

  • Scalability

    : Automation enables enterprises to easily scale processes up or down as needed, allowing for greater flexibility and agility in the face of changing business needs.

  • 24/7 Operations

    : Automation enables round-the-clock operations, eliminating the need for human supervision and intervention.

  • Faster Time-to-Market

    : Automated processes allow more rapid delivery of products and services, thus reducing time-to-market. This helps organizations stay ahead of the competition and meet evolving customer needs.

The Best Tool to Automate IT Tasks in 2023 - Zluri

Zluri is a game-changing SaaS management platform that revolutionizes how you handle your employees' onboarding, mid-lifecycle changes, and offboarding.

With Zluri, you'll have a 360° view of all identities and apps in one place, giving you complete visibility and control over user-application relationships. Plus, with built-in security features and automated provisioning, you can rest knowing that your data and users are protected. 

Security is a top priority for Zluri. It simplifies auditing and bolsters security and governance by provisioning the right app for the proper role, with explicit permissions, objects, and actions. Zluri also automates various processes, boosting productivity with streamlined, automated provisioning from Day 1 of employees joining. Not only does it save you time, but it also saves costs by auto-de-provisioning users when they are offboarded.

Gone are the days of clunky access management. Instead, Zluri enables quick and easy access management, delivering an app-store-like user experience. You can even build ticketless, no-code approval workflows, making the process smoother and more efficient.

How Zluri automates IT tasks? We've got you covered.

  • Onboarding for employees

Onboarding new employees can be a frustrating and time-consuming process, often leaving new hires feeling lost and unproductive as they wait for access to the tools they need to do their job. 

With Zluri, onboarding new employees is a breeze. Gone are the days of new employees waiting for weeks to access the tools they need to do their job, leading to frustration and decreased productivity. Instead, Zluri's automation capabilities allow organizations to provide new employees with everything they need on their first day.

One of the standout features of Zluri is its contextual app recommendations. This feature provides suggestions for apps and tools based on the new employee's department and role, ensuring they have everything they need to be successful in their new position.

Additionally, Zluri offers intelligent in-app suggestions, which can assist in adding employees to the appropriate channels, groups, or projects they will be working on.

But Zluri's capabilities continue beyond app-level suggestions. The platform also offers a collection of onboarding workflows that make it easy for IT administrators to onboard new employees effectively. These workflows can be further used as playbooks, allowing companies to create a set of activities and app recommendations for different roles. 

With Zluri, it's as simple as adding the new employee to the appropriate playbook and sending them their onboarding tasks with a single click, allowing them to get started and become productive quickly.

  • Mid-lifecycle changes for employees

As employees progress in their careers and take on new organizational roles, they often require access to new applications. Granting access to these applications can take time and effort for both employees and IT teams. However, with the use of automation, this process can become much more efficient.

Zluri offers a solution with its App Catalog & Access Request feature. This feature allows for the automation of the SaaS approval process, enabling employees to quickly and easily access the applications they need without unnecessary delays.

The App Catalog & Access Request can decentralize SaaS procurement decisions. Employees are given insight into different app options, allowing them to make informed decisions and reducing the time spent on researching and evaluating other software.

Additionally, the App Catalog & Access Request provides real-time updates on app and license requests, improving transparency in the approval process.

Moreover, the EAS helps to keep SaaS sprawl in check by giving employees easy access to the apps they need and providing visibility into all SaaS purchases, eliminating shadow IT. And, with custom SaaS workflows, repetitive tasks such as SaaS approval, requisition, and revocation are made effortless, freeing up time for more strategic work.

In short, the App Catalog & Access Request feature from Zluri is a game-changer for organizations looking to streamline their SaaS approval process and empower employees with the tools they need to succeed.

  • Offboarding for employees

With Zluri's automated offboarding process, saying goodbye to your employees can be smooth and efficient. But it's not just about saving time and effort; it's also about keeping your data secure. By deprovisioning employees from all the apps they were using, you can ensure that your company's sensitive information is protected from unauthorized access.

One of the critical features of Zluri's offboarding automation is the secure deprovisioning process. This means revoking access from all apps the employee can access, not just SSO or Google Workspace. This ensures that all access points are closed, preventing any potential security breaches.

Another vital aspect of Zluri's offboarding process is streamlining data retrieval and reassignment. For example, before terminating an employee's license, Zluri takes a backup of all data in the apps they use. This way, you can quickly transfer the data to a new owner, ensuring that valuable information is not lost.

With Zluri's offboarding automation process in place, you can rest assured that your company's data is secure and that the offboarding process is handled seamlessly.

Eliminate Manual Effort and Automate your IT tasks with Zluri

Say goodbye to tedious manual labour and hello to streamlined efficiency with Zluri's automation capabilities. For example, more time is needed to onboard new hires or update personal information on the system. You no longer have to wait weeks to work or get approval for the required apps, as Zluri allows you to manage an employee's identity lifecycle in a few minutes with a single click.

Is it a new hire who needs to be added to the system? No problem. Zluri ensures the right applications are provisioned to the right users without the need for cumbersome ticketing and approvals. And when an employee leaves the company, Zluri ensures their access is disabled across all systems without hassle.

Don't waste any more time on manual labour. Instead, experience the power of automation with Zluri. Book a demo with us today to learn more about how we can help your business thrive!

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