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The differences between reactive vs proactive incident response

Most commonly, businesses take a reactive approach to incident management. After all, the concept of incident response seems inherently reactive. However, it is possible—and often necessary—to take more proactive measures. This entails identifying potential problems and taking steps to remediate them before they become incidents.

Automate your DevOps processes, and let go (a little)

As the demand for instant innovation and real-time delivery of mission-critical processes continues to grow, your organization risks falling behind if it can’t adapt to an automation-centric strategy. To be successful, managers have to loosen the reigns and enable teams to automate their DevOps processes. Automating DevOps processes isn’t an all-or-nothing decision, and implementing automation processes slowly can let teams adapt to the changing environment and let go, little by little.

The Rise of ServiceOps: Unifying IT Service Delivery

With the complex and steadfast growth of IT service delivery processes, organizations and their internal teams have come to rely on several tools in their toolbox to deliver best-in-class products and services. The use of AIOps, AI/ML, and overall automation has shaped modern delivery methods, but what we call this process, and how we grow to advance it, has yet to find a definition that’s universally recognized.

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Areas to Streamline Incident Management

When a serious incident occurs, time is essential. Streamlining different components of the incident response and management process can help minimize the time it takes to resolve an incident. Proper streamlining also helps reduce downtime, restore functionality, and potentially curtail the overall impact of an incident-not to mention the costs incurred during these events. This article examines several areas of incident management, the potential challenges of manual implementation, and how an automation platform can alleviate these challenges to provide a streamlined incident response process.

The Fundamentals of Enterprise Incident Management

In the world of enterprise major incident management, integrating partial or full automation across each stage of the incident response and management lifecycle makes a big difference to the speed incidents are addressed and the data you have to understand them afterward. Gartner coined the term “Incident Response Automation” in its 2020 report Automate Incident Response to Enhance Incident Management.

How to Use Big Data to Your Advantage

Users have been generating increasing amounts of data in the past few years, partly due to rapid digitalization since the pandemic. As a result, increasing numbers of analytics applications are capitalizing on these data assets. However, building scalable systems is no trivial task and incidents are inevitable. Complex systems generate data in the form of logs, traces, metrics, and more, which organizations often find themselves sprinting through. Such logs are a powerhouse of valuable information.

3 examples of DevOps automation

Automating processes and the tools that enable them is vital for empowering highly productive teams. The right automation tools and workflows help DevOps and SRE teams minimize repetitive tasks, improve monitoring capabilities, enable continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD), and work with massive volumes of data.

Best Practices for Managing Incidents at Varying Severity Levels

A software incident is an event or unplanned interruption that causes the software to deviate from its intended behavior, affecting the quality of service. With the ever-changing nature of the software industry, incidents are inevitable, particularly in teams that practice iterative software development cycles with constant releases to production. This necessitates a robust incident management strategy.

Create Better UX with Incident Response and Service Intelligence

Incidents that impact user experience are some of the most common challenges that IT, security, and operations teams must face. Users have high expectations for application uptime, and organizations are responsible for ensuring applications are available for them. From application performance to user interface design, many factors can affect a customer’s experience—and resulting confidence—in your product’s capabilities.

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Using AIOps for Better Adaptive Incident Management

An effective incident management strategy is crucial for any business, especially those offering consumer-facing digital services. This is because when incidents occur, they may be easily detected by your users, impact your reputation, and ultimately affect your bottom line. So, to minimize the reach and severity of incidents, your response needs to be swift and effective. One way to ensure your approach meets these requirements is to implement AIOps.