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Automic Drives DevOps And Digital Transformation With Automation

For many large enterprises, achieving both the customer focus of digital transformation and the business velocity of DevOps is a tall order. Siloed organizational models, archaic policies and processes, and older, ‘legacy’ applications and technology infrastructure all create impediments to effective transformation.

Simply replacing old with new is rarely practical or cost-effective. And yet, separating fast-moving digital efforts from slower, traditional IT is a recipe for disaster. Executives need a better option.

The answer: incorporating still-valuable legacy applications into modern digital efforts while carefully updating or replacing older tech when necessary. Simple enough – but of course, there are plenty of devils in the details.

One vendor who is helping its enterprise customers navigate the devilish details of digital transformation is Automic. Best known for its automation software, Automic is bridging the gap between traditional applications and modern priorities, including both DevOps and digital transformation.

The Modern Context for Enterprise Automation

With its roots deep in the workload automation world, Automic has risen to become one of the leading enterprise automation vendors. To respond to changing customer demands, Automic has had to transform itself. “Digital transformation is what we’ve been doing for many years,” explains Automic CEO Todd DeLaughter. “Intelligent automation is where we’re going.”

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Intellyx publishes the Agile Digital Transformation Roadmap poster, advises companies on their digital transformation initiatives, and helps vendors communicate their agility stories. As of the time of writing, none of the organizations mentioned in this article are Intellyx customers. Automic covered Jason Bloomberg’s travel expenses to its recent Automic World conference, a standard industry practice. Image credit: Jason Bloomberg.

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Jason Bloomberg is the leading expert on architecting agility for the enterprise. As president of Intellyx, Mr. Bloomberg brings his years of thought leadership in the areas of Cloud Computing, Enterprise Architecture, and Service-Oriented Architecture to a global clientele of business executives, architects, software vendors, and Cloud service providers looking to achieve technology-enabled business agility across their organizations and for their customers. His latest book, The Agile Architecture Revolution (John Wiley & Sons, 2013), sets the stage for Mr. Bloomberg’s groundbreaking Agile Architecture vision.

Mr. Bloomberg is perhaps best known for his twelve years at ZapThink, where he created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) SOA course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, the leading SOA advisory and analysis firm, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011. He now runs the successor to the LZA program, the Bloomberg Agile Architecture Course, around the world.

Mr. Bloomberg is a frequent conference speaker and prolific writer. He has published over 500 articles, spoken at over 300 conferences, Webinars, and other events, and has been quoted in the press over 1,400 times as the leading expert on agile approaches to architecture in the enterprise.

Mr. Bloomberg’s previous book, Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (John Wiley & Sons, 2006, coauthored with Ron Schmelzer), is recognized as the leading business book on Service Orientation. He also co-authored the books XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996).

Prior to ZapThink, Mr. Bloomberg built a diverse background in eBusiness technology management and industry analysis, including serving as a senior analyst in IDC’s eBusiness Advisory group, as well as holding eBusiness management positions at USWeb/CKS (later marchFIRST) and WaveBend Solutions (now Hitachi Consulting).