By Debjani Chaudhury - July 31, 2019 3 Mins Read
For all the buzz around artificial intelligence and machine learning, IT firms realize that it is still too early for complete implementation. These high-tech tools can simplify the processes but firms need to ensure smooth replacement guided by the required human touch.
Experts across verticals are analyzing the factors fuelling IT automation, this helps them to understand how firms are using AI to future-proof their business. Experts predict that quick adoption of these technologies will play a significant role in this exercise. With the increasing awareness of data and its critical role in the enterprise, automation software can make decisions that otherwise might be the responsibility of the developer. Resource planning and skills up-gradation are also focused on this trend analysis.
IT automation is moving towards self-learning. Systems will self-test and monitor to provide efficiencies that enhance business processes and software delivery. Automated testing tools like test scripts are already in use, with a broader recognition of new code or code changes that affects production environments.
AI technologies are expected to provide new automation opportunities. The combination of machine learning capabilities and artificial intelligence (AI) remains widely perceived as critical for business success.
For IT professionals, the cultivation of AI and automation-era skills is necessary for day-to-day functioning to ensure a more updated cyber-attack.
However, all the new functionalities require human intervention and insights. The exponential growth of IT automation is because it helps to reduce the amount of manual effort. Operation engineers use event-driven automation to define their workflows ahead of time using code. The engineers rely on this system to respond in the same way they would, but with less time, money, and efforts.
IT experts focus on decreasing the automation anxiety as more organizations embrace ML and AI to augment their existing human resources. Studies have proved that automation has historically created more job opportunities by decreasing costs and time required to accomplish tasks, refocusing the workforce on things that cannot be automated and require human labor. Automation of IT process has beneficially reduced the risk of human error and miscommunication.
Top IT organizations are also increasing automation by using configuration management tools for scripting and coding. However, a few repetitive and data-driven processes in the data center environment continue to be subject to human error. Firms are relying on technologies such as Ansible to help improve these issues. Such automized tools help to write a specific playbook for a defined set of inputs and to automate long chains of the process that used to be manual.
With the advancement of pre-tested, pre-built drag-and-drop integrations, reference functionality, and object revision history tools, developers can automate and build workflows in minimum time, reducing error-prone coding.
In the IT industry, automation opens new metrics opportunities, but it does not eliminate the need to measure performance. With increasing DevOps pipelines, source control, and work item tracking, firms are moving to API-driven platforms. New automation tools create new development in organization metrics by improving efficiency and saving time. Firms use this automatically derived data for high-level trends and to affirm qualitative observations.
Debjani Chaudhury works as an Associate Editor with OnDot Media. In this capacity, she contributes editorial articles for two platforms, focusing on the latest global technology and trends.Debjani is a seasoned Content Developer who comes with 3 years of experience with Fashion, IT, and International Marketing industries. She has represented India in International trade forums like Hannover Messe, Germany.
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