by Muneer Mubashir, Senior Marketing Manager, Cloud and Automation
With so much activity around adopting cloud-based strategies, some IT organizations are overlooking the opportunities to automate processes.
As part of an exclusive practitioner-focused Power to Change virtual event session, I spoke with Cloud and Automation Architect Sebastien Reister about why it’s important to roll out automation projects, and how to get started.
Why introduce automation?
Sebastien’s central message was that although automation improves efficiency and eliminates repetitive and mundane tasks, as one would expect, it was also important to consider automation as not an end in itself. Automation is not the goal, he told me, it’s a building block, especially to being more effective at deploying and maintaining cloud environments.
Where to start
Sebastien also detailed three tips to get rolling:
Take an end-to-end process approach, starting from the top
Cut down the resulting long process and cut into parts
Automate a process that is big enough to give you an ROI, but not complex
My conversation with Sebastien was really enlightening and I think practitioners can gain a lot of useful insights about how automation delivers speed and efficiency, and why it is a critical building block for a successful cloud strategy. Register to learn the fundamentals of automation, including practical advice about: