Marlin is the preeminent provider of credit products and services to small businesses nationwide, delivering exceptional value and service to our customers, creating a rewarding environment for our employees and generating superior returns for our shareholders. There is significant untapped growth potential for business services in the EU today. While they currently face relatively low average productivity and persisting legal barriers, EU Internal Market legislation and policy actions aim at removing these obstacles and stimulating competitiveness in the sector.
The ability to monitor the health of business services is a key advantage of having a service-aligned” view of IT. Underpinning this service-aligned view is a concise, accurate, real-time mapping of applications, their supporting IT components, and their inter-relationships. Once these maps are bound to real-time data from IT service monitoring and event management systems, an accurate, always up-to-date measurement of the health of each business service is readily accessible, including the criticality and priority of incidents affecting service health. Ideally, this information is presented in an intuitive dashboard that lets IT staff see the health of business services across the enterprise at a glance.
The European Commission recently conducted a study that identifies the formalities and the related costs imposed on certain businesses providing cross-border services. The study found that businesses engaging in cross-border service provision were confronted with significant administrative barriers and high costs in several EU countries.
When planning change, questions arise about who will be impacted by those changes. Which business services will be offline due to server or router maintenance? Who does the IT team need to notify about the impending maintenance, which business owners will be impacted? With a service-aligned approach, IT knows which business owners to alert ahead of time and to keep updated on status.
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