IT environments are increasing in complexity. As a result, organizations are managing increasing numbers of applications, databases, technologies and resources. IT has traditionally relied on custom scripting to integrate these technologies and to develop workflows that automate processes across these various systems. But custom scripting is time consuming, error prone and expensive. Ben Rosenberg, CEO of Advanced Systems Concepts, Inc., maker of ActiveBatch Workload Automation, has identified six predictions for IT Automation in 2013.
There's no magic bullet, but the essentials are to make sure to have the right tools at your disposal while on the move to communicate with your teams in ways that fit your needs, as well as being flexible, clear and direct in your communication. ... More >>
While businesses have been slower to move enterprise apps to the cloud (only a third are currently using cloud-based enterprise apps), it's not due to a lack of wanting. ... More >>
By automating the billing and settlement process and digitizing the "pay" in procure-to-pay, companies can effectively change the game, and IT can lead the charge. ... More >>