Developing a high degree of reliability and robustness of IT infrastructure is an absolute must for every organization. The main challenge lies with the fact that these companies, regardless of their size, must also show the flexibility and agility required by today’s environment.
When multinationals deal with many IT facilities across the globe, which do not have the same IT foundation and standards, manageability and stability are jeopardized. When requests for changes that need to take place on a global scale but to locally differing systems, responding quickly and adequately becomes complex. Thus, standardization in IT infrastructure is an essential condition to solve the above challenges. Standardization in itself requires a degree of centralization in decision-making, which needs to take into account the local specific requirements and wishes at the workplace, in the network and data centers. It also requires for a Corporate IT team to have the mandate to enforce the defined global standards.
This white paper focuses on the reasons why standardization and centralization are vital for multinationals, its benefits, and how they bring essential support to global organizations in the fields of security, compliance and risk management. It also offers a “Best Practices” section based on experience working with many organizations that have already completed that transition from a local-to-local decentralized model.
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