In the world of DevOps there are two types of work, ‘busy work’ and ‘thinking work’. Your staff will be very clear about which they prefer doing.
At the core of Osirium’s development principles there are two key views about the SysAdmins and DevOps that are on the receiving side of our Privileged Access Management product. These are:
- Protect the SysAdmin/DevOps against attacks on their account and the device account they use.
- Shield the SysAdmin/DevOps from as much ‘busy work’ as possible.
By ‘busy work’ we mean all the effort required before they can get on with the tasks needed to fix and improve systems. We have a mantra in the office, if you find yourself doing (or needing to do) something three times – get a computer to do it. We follow this philosophy through into our products, here are some examples:
It’s worth remembering that it’s the ‘thinking work’ that makes the real changes and improvements to your systems and infrastructure. It’s the results of ‘thinking work’ that improve your organisation’s profitability or operational efficiency. Therefore, getting Privileged Task Management by using the PxM Platform to help with all the ‘busy work’ benefits everyone except those attacking your systems.