The Quarantine period has just started and we see many companies and professionals continuing their work from Home Office. What appears to be a simple physical change, leads to a series of actions developed by the IT Department.

From the hardware part to the access and registration into internal systems, all of this being done in record time to allow businesses keep on running. In this scenario, companies that have adopted automation platforms, begin to realize how automation also plays a crucial role in Disaster Recovery plan. Many companies that had to register several of their employees on VPN and remote access platforms certainly have not even managed to validate the registrations themselves.

Machines were placed in employees’ homes and track is maintained in a spreadsheet because there was no time to update the asset management system with everything in such a short time. Now, these registration and auditing activities can easily be completed with an RPA robot.

Imagine that throughout the month:

  • The robot will send an email to each employee asking for their address, location, and makes an update on Asset management system.
  • An automated workflow can create batch users on your network, VPN, Office and so on.
  • The robot can then validate the access or use of each user and, for those who stayed more than 15 days without using it, you can decide to block to avoid the risk of attacks.
  • Generate usage control reports needed to have control over the use and availability of our platforms so widely distributed.
  • Send daily usage reports to employees on data that will be accessed internally within the organization.

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Necessity is the mother of creation, I am sure that IT managers should have many other suggestions for robots to support them at this time.

RPA is about integrating and co-creating the new way of working, and Disaster Recovery can be a great use case to leverage automation. Which process you will automate in this situation? Let us know in comments.