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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.”

Read the rest of the article at http://www.forbes.com/sites/jasonbloomberg/2016/11/08/automic-drives-devops-and-digital-transformation-with-automation/.

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 a leading IT industry analyst, Forbes contributor, keynote speaker, and globally recognized expert on multiple disruptive trends in enterprise technology and digital transformation. He is ranked #5 on Onalytica’s list of top Digital Transformation influencers for 2018 and #15 on Jax’s list of top DevOps influencers for 2017, the only person to appear on both lists.

As founder and president of Agile Digital Transformation analyst firm Intellyx, he advises, writes, and speaks on a diverse set of topics, including digital transformation, artificial intelligence, cloud computing, devops, big data/analytics, cybersecurity, blockchain/bitcoin/cryptocurrency, no-code/low-code platforms and tools, organizational transformation, internet of things, enterprise architecture, SD-WAN/SDX, mainframes, hybrid IT, and legacy transformation, among other topics.

Mr. Bloomberg’s articles in Forbes are often viewed by more than 100,000 readers. During his career, he has published over 1,200 articles (over 200 for Forbes alone), spoken at over 400 conferences and webinars, and he has been quoted in the press and blogosphere over 2,000 times.

Mr. Bloomberg is the author or coauthor of four books: The Agile Architecture Revolution (Wiley, 2013), Service Orient or Be Doomed! How Service Orientation Will Change Your Business (Wiley, 2006), XML and Web Services Unleashed (SAMS Publishing, 2002), and Web Page Scripting Techniques (Hayden Books, 1996). His next book, Agile Digital Transformation, is due within the next year.

At SOA-focused industry analyst firm ZapThink from 2001 to 2013, Mr. Bloomberg created and delivered the Licensed ZapThink Architect (LZA) Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA) course and associated credential, certifying over 1,700 professionals worldwide. He is one of the original Managing Partners of ZapThink LLC, which was acquired by Dovel Technologies in 2011.

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), and several software and web development positions.