ARCO – “powered by artificial intelligence, one of the world’s first cloud-based security monitoring software packages.”
The ARCO platform is an intelligent, centrally controlled, management platform, designed primarily for monitoring data from thousands of remote sites. Built with the latest cloud based technologies, the ARCO platform allows unlimited scalability and interoperability with third party systems. It is specifically enabled to protect high value assets, platforms, services and data stores with no reliance on location dependent IT assets, resources or operations.
Why cloud? As IBM and Forrester have so ably explained –
The key to continuing a successful virtual-to-physical transformation, to taking advantage of new-found agility and innovation, lies in the cloud. Going forward, organizations will need to continue modernizing operations to realize the immense benefits of cloud-native capabilities: location independence, talent flexibility, scalability, resilience, interoperability and seamless transition to a virtualized engagement and delivery model.
First, where cloud was once a desired future end state, it is now an indispensable, immediate environment. Second, organizations can move faster than they realized and be nimbler than they believed possible. Third, earlier rationalizations that prevented successful and speedy digital transformation can no longer be tolerated. Becoming an agile digital enterprise is essential.
All of these efforts, enabled by secure cloud technology; accelerate efficiency, support new work practices and serve as driving forces for transformation and modernization. Organizations embracing public and hybrid cloud are already emerging stronger, better and more resilient with greater transparency, visibility and accountability through common performance enterprise metrics, digitally instrumented.
Increased automation, application of AI and other advanced technologies which drive efficiency, along with quality, security, collaboration and innovation. The shift to digital services will reduce organizations’ dependence on travel and physical presence.
What corporations need (key items for success) –
Security for their growing remote workforce, including unified endpoint management for mobile devices and laptops, as well as identity and access management to safeguard users, applications and data. Access to remote and virtual security experts and analysts who can rapidly extend security team capacity, or make specialized skills and subject matter expertise available on demand.
Location and scale flexibility, reducing reliance on physical, location-dependent IT assets, resources and operations, with long-term benefits for budgets and staffing.
Consolidation of infrastructure and simplification of operational support processes around a standard cloud based platform.
A permanent shift to cloud archive and storage, including replacing manual tape environments that are location dependent and difficult to access under shelter-in-place orders.
Deeper commitment to automation and virtual workflow orchestration, along with a greater commitment to open (non-proprietary), interoperable services.
Ability to generate whole-of-business insights on demand.
Governance and productivity monitoring, with faster cycles of leadership updates, more organizational and operational lesson-sharing, heightened cross-functional communication and decision making.
SPG’s ARCO Solution can provide a consistent work experience with desktops and apps—accessible from virtually anywhere.
Cloud computing allows mobile access to corporate data via smartphones and devices, which is a great way to ensure that no one is ever left out of the loop. Staff with busy schedules, or who live a long way away from the corporate office, can use the Manager App to keep instantly up-to-date with site status.
Resources in the cloud can be easily stored, retrieved, recovered, or processed with just a couple of clicks. Users can get access to their works on-the-go, 24/7, via any devices of their choice, in any corner of the world as long as they stay connected to the internet. On top of that, all the upgrades and updates are done automatically, off-site by service providers. This saves time and team effort in maintaining the systems, tremendously reducing IT team workloads.
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A Forrester Consulting Thought Leadership Paper Commissioned By IBM January 2020 Reinventing Workflows Power Your Digital Transformation And Drive Greater Impact By Modernizing Processes. Trending Insights – Beyond the Great Lockdown: Emerging stronger to a different normal. COVID-19 Action Guide for Executives. IBM Institute for Business Value.
A Forrester Consulting Thought Leadership Paper Commissioned By IBM April 2020 The Future Of Work Is Now: Build Resiliency And Adaptability With Automation And AI