Applying for Permission to Access a Data Center

Monday, January 10, 2011
Even in today's "cloud" trend, most medium-size major corporations are expected to keep their own servers in data centers for at least another three years. We can image information center managers accessing an external data center while attempting to ignore the familiar cable spaghetti and muttering, "just thinking about transferring to IaaS or PaaS gives me the shivers..." (We suggest considering SaaS!)

Today's workflow is for managing "who" enters the data center "when" and "for what reason." It should also guarantee that reports are submitted without fail after work in the data center is finished. Compared to access management done by paperwork, this ensures compliance because the recorded data is more reliable.
Even better, use a Message Throwing Intermediate Event to automatically send an email to the applicant.