Emerging Automation Trends for Enterprises

Emerging Automation Trends for Enterprises
Emerging Automation Trends for Enterprises

Automation appears to grow and change simultaneously, whether in terms of underlying technologies, IT strategy, business consequences, or other ways.

IT automation has expanded to include many areas, including infrastructure, application development, security, and non-IT operations. Particularly for CIOs, IT automation is becoming a higher financial priority. Although security, cloud management, and cloud infrastructure are more popular as individual spending categories, automation is becoming more important in each field. Even though the budget line item doesn’t include the phrase “automation,” it is a financing priority for all projects. While businesses and people automate jobs and processes for various reasons, the common denominator is this: Automation either minimizes onerous (or simply monotonous) work or allows capabilities that would otherwise be practically impossible — or both — to do.

Automation has enabled IT and engineering teams to grow and diversify their processes to the extent that was not even imaginable a few years ago. Instead of requiring someone to go into a console and build those environments manually, infrastructure as code, for instance, has allowed us to automate deployments into the cloud.

Emerging automation trends to watch

Automation appears to be growing and changing simultaneously, in terms of underlying technologies, IT strategy, business consequences, or other ways. 

Here are three new automation-related challenges that will be important to watch in the second half of 2022 and beyond:

Scaling Edge Computing requires automation

Whether viewed from infrastructure, application architecture, security, or virtually any other lens, automation is key to the ability to scale — quickly, reliably, and securely — distributed systems. The secret to making it work is automation.

Therefore, automation will be an essential component of edge computing. Due to the distributed nature of edge architectures and systems, automation is quickly becoming a crucial component of how teams will actually manage those systems.

Also Read: How Automation and Digital Transformation Go Hand in Hand

Applying automation to edge computing as part of a hybrid cloud deployment, which brings computing capabilities closer to consumers and data, is a significant trend in the automation field. To produce better results, a shared automation platform can scale and simplify both edge deployments and the remainder of a hybrid cloud architecture. Like managing containers at scale, controlling edge nodes at scale is challenging the more you have, making it even more crucial to automate as much operational labor as possible.

When a company has hundreds or thousands of edge nodes, what some may have previously considered a nice-to-have in a small-scale on-prem infrastructure becomes necessary. Scale is at the heart of the edge, so it’s crucial to take a strategy that minimizes security concerns while simplifying scaling.

Security automation meets security automation

Regarding operational labor, IT budgets and circles are paying close attention to security automation. Ensuring the security of the automation itself, including the tooling, code, configurations, and other components, is what the term “automation security” genuinely refers to. This concept is beginning to receive essential attention.

Also Read: Why Enterprises Need to Add Automation in Integration

IT automation advance rather than destroy careers

Undoubtedly, some of the occupations people do now will disappear due to automation (generally speaking, not only in the IT sector). It has occurred in the past, is happening right now, and will appear again in the future. Empathetic leaders must address employee security concerns rather than brush them off. According to the World Economic Forum, automation will eventually create more employment than it will eliminate.

A current example of this phenomenon is IT automation, which benefits IT professions despite its negative reputation as a job-killer. Automation is becoming more and more essential to many IT professions since it touches so many elements of IT.

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Swapnil Mishra is a Business News Reporter with OnDot Media. She is a journalism graduate with 5+ years of experience in journalism and mass communication. Previously Swapnil has worked with media outlets like NewsX, MSN, and News24.