Survey Results: What’s Stopping Businesses Automating

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A new research study has shown 91% of respondents are not yet ready to automate deployment and release processes. In fact despite the fact they see automation as a priority, existing business issues take precedence (59%) or it’s not seen as a priority given the pressure to maintain business as usual (32%). Get the full story of the deployment automation survey here.

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Survey Results: What’s Stopping Businesses Automating

  1. 1. Survey Results: What’s Stopping Businesses Automating?
  2. 2. How to Calculate the Return on Your RapidDeploy Investment 1 A new research study has shown 91% of respondents are not yet ready to automate deployment and release processes. In fact despite the fact they see automation as a priority, existing business issues take precedence (59%) or it’s not seen as a priority given the pressure to maintain business as usual (32%). 83% said they are simply too busy or have inadequate resources to implement automation, while 94% say a lack of an automation champion or leader is a barrier to change. The study, co-authored by MidVision and DZone Research, gave vendors a wake up call too; citing that 95% of respondents say deployment automation is being held back by a lack of understanding of the available technologies and how to get hold of them. Download the ‘Automation: The IT Elephant in the Room’ for the full story and to get an understanding of all the issues preventing automation. The survey’s findings included:  The cowboy hero culture – why are people still be rewarded for creating the problems in the first place and getting overtime to fix them? The automation heroes though need to lead the charge against these old ways of working  High workloads from IT creates a vacuum for time to make improvements – even though they may be priorities, the business has other more pressing issues, such as just “keeping the lights on”  Try before you buy – Whilst businesses need to use any key initiative as an excuse to implement automation, make sure you get a trial and time to create useful evaluations Companies should work with software vendors to develop an appropriate process and functionality assessment method to ensure they get the right short and long term technology partner. There is a perception that automation is too big an elephant to eat – whereas all the barriers to the benefits are actually legacy – literally in software terms and historically from an organisational, time and priorities – so not real barriers. IT is changing rapidly with a continued onslaught of new issues big data, security, regulations in addition to the necessary concerns about speed of innovation in customer service and competitive advantage. As a result businesses are finding it increasingly hard to keep with the speed of change. Automation is one of the simplest steps a business can take in managing these challenges. It’s clear from the survey results that
  3. 3. Survey Results: What’s Stopping Businesses Automating? 2 2 businesses know it’s important, they just need to find time and resource to make it a priority investment, and like eating the elephant, take it one bite at a time. What do you think? Grab the survey and give us your thoughts

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