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CA Service Operations Insight (SOI) Case Study: Large Bank

Introduction

This case study of a small business banking company is based on a September 2013 survey of CA Service Operations Insight (SOI) customers by TechValidate, a 3rd-party research service. The profiled company asked to have their name blinded to protect their confidentiality.

“CA SOI provides an end-to-end view of services and shows the impact of IT problems on services.”

Challenges

  • Using CA SOI for the following broader initiatives:
    • IT tools/vendor consolidation
    • IT transformation from a traditional technology-focused to a service-focused organization
    • IT transformation to support a new business model
    • IT transformation to more efficiently deploy and manage new IT technologies
  • Addresses the following critical challenges with CA SOI:
    • Difficulties in understanding and reporting the status of services
    • A need to ensure service level objectives or agreement are met
    • The issue of end users knowing service problems before IT is informed

Use Case

  • Uses CA SOI for the following purposes:
    • To consolidate events/alerts from monitoring tools into a single console
    • To integrate data from monitoring tools to model and manage services
    • To communicate service status to business stakeholders and/or external customers
    • To consolidate the management of multiple customers in a single dashboard

Results

  • Reduced the time-to-identify the root cause of service problems by 21% to 40% on average since they began using CA SOI.
  • Reduced the time-to-resolve service problems by 21% to 40% on average since they began using CA SOI.
  • The Level 1 operations support staff can solve 21% to 40% more problems since they began using CA SOI.
  • CA SOI is helping them transform their IT culture from being technology-focused to a service-focused organization.
  • CA SOI’s ability to pinpoint service impact across technology silos helps them proactively mitigate risk to their business.




About This Data

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