Making the Most Out of IT Automation

 
 
By Michael Vizard  |  Posted 2008-06-03 Email
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IT automation up until now has been an oxymoron. IT has been employed to automate business functions, but IT itself has become labor-intensive and lacking in automation. The reality is that IT has underinvested in automation, says Michel Feaster, senior director of products for Hewlett-Packard's Business Services Automation Unit, in this IT Link podcast. IT has spent money in digitizing manual processes and has turned paper processes into software processes, and Feaster has some answers about why manual approaches no longer scale in the enterprise, and what to do about it in terms of consolidating data center functions through virtualization.



Making the Most Out of IT Automation
IT automation up until now has been an oxymoron. IT has been employed to automate business functions, but IT itself has become labor-intensive and lacking in automation. The reality is that IT has underinvested in automation, says Michel Feaster, senior director of products for Hewlett-Packard's Business Services Automation Unit, in this IT Link podcast. IT has spent money in digitizing manual processes and has turned paper processes into software processes, and Feaster has some answers about why manual approaches no longer scale in the enterprise, and what to do about it in terms of consolidating data center functions through virtualization.

Host: Mike Vizard

Length: 00:24:23

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As the Editorial Director and Senior Vice President, Michael Vizard sets the strategic editorial direction for the Enterprise Group at Ziff Davis, which includes eWEEK, Baseline, CIO Insight, The Channel Insider, Publish and Microsoft Watch,. Mr. Vizard has served as the Editor in Chief of CMP Media's Computer Resellers News, in addition to being Editor in Chief at International Data Group's InfoWorld. Mr. Vizard has also had extensive editorial management experience over an 18-year career that has included management positions with PC Week, Computerworld, Digital Review and Electronic Buyers' News.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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