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The Importance of Big Data Automation By Yann Guernion For better or worse, big data has irrevocably altered the digital landscape. The explosion in variety, velocity, volume and value of information presents an abundance of previously unimaginable opportunity. But it also creates a number of challenges that need to be successfully navigated. This reshaped technical world poses the following question to organizations: do you risk presenting, stale, incorrect or erroneous data to your customers? Because, with 2.5 quintillion bytes of data now being created every day, finding a way to manage and harness such potential is a new experience for everyone. And if you don't take advantage, your competitors will. Vast Amounts of Unstructured Data By now we are mostly well versed in the necessity for and the advantages of big data; it can be used to improve decision making, get ... (more)

The Future of Automation | @DevOpsSummit #AI #ML #DX #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

Automating Progress: The Future of Automation By Chris Boorman We've all read the dystopian fiction, watched those apocalyptic movies and heard a myriad of prophetic warnings heralding our obsolescence. Surely now we're just a couple of years from flipping the switch on a Skynet of our own making and condemning mankind to the annals of history. Actually, we're not entirely sure what the future holds, but it's probably not fire and brimstone. For detractors and naysayers of technology, could there be a more fitting image than Terminator 2's opening shot? A hulking, skeletal, humano... (more)

A Truly Agile Team | @DevOpsSummit #CD #Agile #DevOps #DX #DigitalTransformation

The Benefits of Building a Truly Agile Team By Josef Puchinger Since the emergence of the Agile Manifesto back in 2001, agile quickly established itself as the prevalent software development methodology. The industry rapidly adopted shorter sprints of work, regular reassessment and so on. So, surely, in 2017 there's no question as to whether we're working in an agile manner? I think you'd be surprised. Big Businesses - Big Mistakes? Let's face the facts: no tech company worth its salt is going to be operating traditional waterfall methodologies in the digital era. These days, ev... (more)

Robotic Process Automation and Workload Automation | @CloudExpo #AI #ML #DX

The Relationship Between Robotic Process Automation and Workload Automation By Tony Beeston Robotic process automation (RPA), a concept that has emerged over recent years, is still in a state of rapid evolution, existing without a clearly defined end-state or direction. As such, vendors are experimenting and pushing their products into uncharted waters - successfully or otherwise. Nonetheless, we can be sure that artificial intelligence and machine learning will continue to develop and impact on automation solutions as whole, even if at the moment these capabilities do not frequen... (more)

What to Automate and What Not to Automate | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Automation

What to Automate and What Not to Automate By Ron Gidron The benefits of automation are well documented; it increases productivity, cuts cost and minimizes errors. It eliminates repetitive manual tasks, freeing us up to be more innovative. By that logic, surely, we should automate everything possible, right? So, is attempting to automate everything a sensible - even feasible - goal? In a word: no. Consider this your short guide as to what to automate and what not to automate. What to Automate As we know, automation is the driving force behind continuous delivery and agile practic... (more)