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Automation: All you need to know

The “T” in IT doesn’t stand for “tedious.” Go from soul-crushing manual tasks to mind-blowing productivity by automating the configuration, patching, and compliance of your Windows, macOS, and Linux systems with one cloud-native platform.

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How to choose the best automation solution

What is IT automation?

Automation is the process of using software to replace repeatable, manual tasks and remove the need for human intervention. Automating routine tasks improves the accuracy and consistency of workflows, and drives greater efficiency.

Common tasks that are ideal for automation include:

  • Frequent tasks that must be completed multiple times per hour, day, or week

  • Repetitive tasks that involve identical steps or inputs every time

  • Simple tasks that do not demand complex problem solving

  • Scheduled, predictable tasks that need the same process and occur at regular times on the same day, week, or month.

Why IT automation matters

In endpoint management, automation can be best described as the elimination of necessary – yet menial – tasks that consume unnecessary time and resources.

Navigating and managing the growing complexities of modern IT operations quite simply requires automation. There’s no way to manage a modern IT environment manually or with simple scripts.

Automation enables radical efficiency. Beyond just streamlining routine tasks, automation delivers cost and time savings, faster operations, and greater accuracy across IT, which all result in better security outcomes.

Questions to ask as you're evaluating IT automation options

1. Slashing cost and complexity is the leading benefit of automation. What TCO gains can you expect from automation?

2. IT operations is never one-size-fits-all. Does the tool allow for robust custom scripting to automate any action on any endpoint?

3. You already have automated IT management processes. Will your IT operations platform offer a rich set of APIs for integrating and automating functionality within your existing tools?

4. Automated processes span many needs. Can the tool automatically deploy software and updates at scale while delivering continuous enforcement of patching and configuration policy compliance requirements, regardless of device location?

Why do your peers choose Automox for automating IT operations?

Your peers have spoken, and they’ve identified the essential factors to consider when choosing the best IT operations solution for automating IT management.

  • Ease of use and ease of deployment

  • Speed of solution and speed of setup

  • Return on Investment (ROI)

See why your peers count on Automox to ensure every endpoint is always configured, and always secure.

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