IT Security & Network Security News & Reviews: 10 Ways Automation Bolsters Security, Efficiency in Enterprise Data Centers

By Chris Preimesberger  |  Posted 2010-10-04 Print this article Print
10 Ways Automation Bolsters Security, Efficiency in Enterprise Data Centers

10 Ways Automation Bolsters Security, Efficiency in Enterprise Data Centers

by Chris Preimesberger
Business process orchestration, or automation, can contain costs and improve security for an enterprise. It consists of integrating applications, restructuring labor resources and deploying reliable??íautomatic security measures??íthroughout??ían organization. Nowhere is this more important than with a mobile workforce. Having reliable processes in place is crucial to ensure proper security and prepare for the inevitable security lapse, such as a lost laptop.??íHowever, enforcing effective business processes is one of the most difficult things for an enterprise to do consistently. The flow of information is too fast and voluminous to address in the traditional way. Still, optimizing security response and ensuring consistent results is only the beginning of why businesses should automate. For this eWEEK slide show, data protection and security provider??íSymantec has compiled a list of advantages of business process orchestration to ponder.
Chris Preimesberger Chris Preimesberger was named Editor-in-Chief of Features & Analysis at eWEEK in November 2011. Previously he served eWEEK as Senior Writer, covering a range of IT sectors that include data center systems, cloud computing, storage, virtualization, green IT, e-discovery and IT governance. His blog, Storage Station, is considered a go-to information source. Chris won a national Folio Award for magazine writing in November 2011 for a cover story on and CEO-founder Marc Benioff, and he has served as a judge for the SIIA Codie Awards since 2005. In previous IT journalism, Chris was a founding editor of both IT Manager's Journal and and was managing editor of Software Development magazine. His diverse resume also includes: sportswriter for the Los Angeles Daily News, covering NCAA and NBA basketball, television critic for the Palo Alto Times Tribune, and Sports Information Director at Stanford University. He has served as a correspondent for The Associated Press, covering Stanford and NCAA tournament basketball, since 1983. He has covered a number of major events, including the 1984 Democratic National Convention, a Presidential press conference at the White House in 1993, the Emmy Awards (three times), two Rose Bowls, the Fiesta Bowl, several NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments, a Formula One Grand Prix auto race, a heavyweight boxing championship bout (Ali vs. Spinks, 1978), and the 1985 Super Bowl. A 1975 graduate of Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif., Chris has won more than a dozen regional and national awards for his work. He and his wife, Rebecca, have four children and reside in Redwood City, Calif.Follow on Twitter: editingwhiz

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