ManageEngine ‘Bringing IT Together’ With Parent Firm Zoho Corp
Parent company Zoho Corporation plays a key role in the plans as ManageEngine will integrate Zoho’s cloud-based business apps with the industry’s broadest suite of IT management software
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Parent company Zoho Corporation plays a key role in the plans as ManageEngine will integrate Zoho’s cloud-based business apps with the industry’s broadest suite of IT management software.
In order to advance the state of IT management, ManageEngine, the older division of Zoho Corporation and provider of IT management tools realtime, has announced the integration of its applications with Zoho's cloud-based business app to accelerate its IT-business alignment.
“Alignment of IT with business objectives is the need of the hour”, said Sridhar Iyengar, Vice President, ManageEngine told BW Businessworld.
“With advances and disruptions in cloud computing, mobility and digitilisation, the users find the IT, slow to respond and can directly access the cloud. Despite of rapid growth in the IT infrastructure, the user requirement is becoming more and more demanding. Therefore, the IT needs to deliver,” he added.
Sridhar went on to explain that due to these new opportunities and challenges, IT teams are often hamstrung by multi-vendor IT management solutions that are functionally disconnected from each other and isolated from the rest of the organisation. In turn, IT teams and business units grow further out of sync as IT teams take longer to act on new opportunities while business productivity and continuity suffer, leaving business units to watch opportunities slip away.
“The future of IT is the intersection of technology and business,” said Raj Sabhlok, President of ManageEngine.
“Most IT decisions are being made at the line of business or are being influenced at the line of business. IT teams need a suite of integrated tools that can help them work at that level, and we are uniquely qualified to deliver that suite. Working even more closely with Zoho puts ManageEngine where we need to be- helping to develop, deploy, manage and secure these critical business applications,” said Sabhlok.
ManageEngine has built more than 90 IT management applications and free tools. “We are not very sales focus but product capability,” adds Sridhar who also mentions that to improve the IT manageability, ManageEngine has already begun contextually integrating many of its applications to enable IT pros to perform relevant functions of one application from the UI of another."
“The synergy aligns 25 million customers and gives us unique knowledge and understanding of how the businesses can add value to their bases. It a perfect marriage!, he said.
The IT community has already caught a glimpse of this alignment in the form of Analytics Plus, ManageEngine’s self-service IT analytics platform that is powered by Zoho’s business technology.
The company will soon roll out a solution that unites one of its IT management applications with customer account management and billing apps from Zoho. Going forward, the two companies will deliver other integrations to help organizations tightly align their IT operations and business strategies.
The company has also refreshed its website and logo, reflecting its expanded mission.