Wednesday Dec 11, 2013

Oracle Systems Log Their Own SRs

Give yourself or your Sys Admin an early holiday present by using Oracle Auto Service Request (ASR). This is a tool that was developed at Sun and it just keeps getting better. More on that in a bit. ASR is available to Oracle Premier Support customers at no extra cost and it can save you a lot of time, stress, and money by removing work from your plate and speeding the resolution of hardware issues.

ASR automates service request (SR) creation and handling for key hardware faults. It enables your system to automatically identify issues and then transmit this information directly to Oracle Support so we can take action. Click on the image below to see a short demo video on YouTube.

ASR video

Since acquiring Sun, Oracle has applied its R&D to making ASR even better. Most recently, improvements have been made to how Oracle interprets and acts on incoming telemetry. As a result, a large percentage of automated SRs are now “auto-dispatched”. This means it has become very common for a replacement part to be shipped or a request for a field engineer site visit to occur within only 20 minutes of receipt of an SR. So, the SR creation time is minimized and so is the response time. Pretty cool.

Oracle places a great deal of focus on this kind of service automation. In fact, Oracle was very recently recognized for this engineering in winning the 2013 Innovation in the Delivery of Support Services STAR Award. Oracle received this award from the Technology Services Industry Association. TSIA members represent the world’s leading technology companies and we are certainly honored.

Innovation in Support Award

Congratulations to everyone who contributed to this technology. ASR has become a powerful support tool and another great reason to choose Oracle server and storage systems.

Tuesday Dec 10, 2013

Take the IT Complexity Survey

IT complexity is something most organizations can relate to and that's unfortunate since complexity can stunt innovation and dramatically increase day-to-day maintenance and management costs. As you might expect, in working with hundreds of thousands of organizations around the world, our support team sees a few companies that have really lost their way. Some IT environments have become a maze of hardware and applications from countless sources and different decades and they simply don't work together anymore - not well anyway.

Through Oracle Premier Support, we provide our customers with assistance and proactive support tools to help them minimize time and labor spent on maintenance and operational tasks. We also provide ongoing software enhancements, new integrations, and cloud alternatives which can play a big part in simplifying IT and modernizing your environment. Still, it's hard. Everyone, to some extent, struggles.

Where does your organization rate on the complexity scale? What can you do to simplify IT? Now you can find out. Oracle has developed a cool (and simple) assessment tool that's worth a try. Click on the image below, answer a few questions, and away you go!

IT Complexity Assessment

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