IT organizations are replete with purpose-built tools that are good at what they do. Yet most digital transformation projects are complex, and span different teams and tools – none of which were designed to work together. But to deliver expected business outcomes, on budget, on time, and without unplanned outages, teams and the tools they use need to work together, seamlessly like a toolchain, and provide stakeholders the insight to progress, metrics, and potential roadblocks at every step of the way.
IT organizations need a platform built specifically for planning, managing, and executing migrations, recovery events, M&As and other transformation projects, end-to-end. That’s why TDS built TransitionManager – and our new capabilities enhance your ability to make better decisions, keep all stakeholders informed, and manage even last minute changes–and stay on schedule.
Interactive, Real-Time Discovery Dashboards: Application, device, database, and logical storage assets, dependency relationships, and task related data are made available to users through interactive dashboards and reports, which provide filtering and drill-down access to critical metrics and actionable insights.
Self-service Analytics and Reporting: With new self-service capabilities inside TransitionManager, users will be able to perform ad hoc queries and generate reports which can be easily exported to multiple formats suitable for input into third party reporting tools. The underlying data model offers quick understanding and straightforward data access, empowering users to get the information they need, when they need it, without involving the tech team.
Traditional project management tools were not designed for complex migrations and transformation events. These projects often require frequent changes; rescheduling tasks or events, the resources needed to execute them and identifying a new window for application downtime can be messy and complex.
And, tracking the progress of these events requires that different stakeholders can access real-time information that is critical to them. They need to know how many applications have been moved, or know which applications have been migrated to the cloud, and check KPIs to evaluate the likelihood of meeting deadlines upon which other projects may depend.
But they may also require immediate access to information that impacts the entire business – such as a vulnerability like log4j that had an impact on many organizations, including Amazon. This module was widley used across consumer and enterprise services, websites, applications, “ as well as operational technology products—to log security and performance information” according to a CISA advisory.
With TransitionManager, every stakeholder has access to a consolidated set of data about all assets involved in a project, so teams can query the data, create reports, and drill down deeply to identify and report on applications and other assets based on any technical, business or custom criteria so teams can understand their risk – and act.
When less serious but still significant issues occur, such as bottlenecks or migration resources become unavailable, or there is an unplanned outage, teams need to quickly identify needed to reschedule migration of assets for one or more business units. With TransitionManager, this is easy. Our rules engine automates the entire process, and the data provided to stakeholders is updated, in real-time.
When doing any kind of transformation project, IT organizations need a platform that manages all the tools, team members, and data in one place.