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Optimizing Microsoft Investments: Use PowerShell Datacenter Task Automation to Streamline Business and IT Processes

Optimizing Microsoft Investments: Use PowerShell Datacenter Task Automation to Streamline Business and IT Processes

This IDC study — written for CIOs and IT directors, IT managers, and IT practitioners of Microsoft solutions — focuses on the impact that Microsoft PowerShell scripting has on the operating effectiveness and efficiencies of the datacenter. The study discusses the business value of automating business and IT processes using the Microsoft scripting language called PowerShell. Specifically, this study considers:The effects of automation on business and IT processes executed in the datacenterThe benefits of scripting a datacenter activity that supports business or IT processesThe use of scripts to deliver this automationThe value of PowerShell as a scripting tool for Microsoft's datacenter solutionsThis study examines the Microsoft PowerShell elements and the ecosystem (e.g., vendors and communities) support of Microsoft PowerShell. In conclusion, it provides essential guidance around the activities to optimize business and IT processes using Microsoft PowerShell. This study is part of a series of studies designed for consumption by stakeholders in the business outcome and technology implementation in the modern datacenter. This series focuses on the optimization of the investment that senior executives have in the datacenter. It guides both business decision makers and IT implementers to optimize Microsoft technologies and solutions in the datacenter. This study is concerned with enterprise infrastructure, app dev and app provisioning, and operating model transformation."Scripting deftly manages and automates business applications and services to respond to dynamic economic requirements; this leads to faster and more complete business results and IT outcomes," says Tim Clark, adjunct analyst with IDC's Research Network.

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