Remote Infrastructure Management simply refers to process of remotely managing the IT infrastructure of an organization. In most large organizations, various functional areas are spread across diverse geographical locations, as are the IT infrastructure. RIM is devised with the aim of centrally management with improved scope of ease of maintenance. In many instances, outsourcing infrastructure management dramatically reduces IT expenditures, along with greater flexibility and proactive intervention.
The practice of remote infrastructure management (RIM) is becoming more and more common for organizations of all sizes in a wide variety of industries. This increase in popularity is because of how RIM can add value to IT systems, as well as reducing costs, increasing efficiencies and improving service availability.
There are many reasons for the rise of RIM. Some of the contributing factors include evolution of technology and developments in vendor capabilities. These developments are why the infrastructure management industry (IMS) accounts for more than $524 billion, or a quarter of overall IT spending. More businesses than ever are moving toward the remote model, in which services are delivered by vendors from low-cost locations.