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Jun 23 2013   5:57AM GMT

Opinion–automate or suffer

Richard Siddaway Richard Siddaway Profile: Richard Siddaway

I was on a course last week and one attendee uttered words to this affect “I won’t automate – it takes to long to write the code. I’ll keep doing it manually”

You may be able to do it faster the first time by performing the task manually. I can guarantee that the second time my automation will be faster and by the third time I’ll have recovered the effort I made in automating.

IT is getting more complicated, with more dependencies and less time to set things up. If you want consistent, quick results – automate. if you don’t – you’re in the wrong business.

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  • TomLiotta
    I've always had the opinion "Let the machine do it." As IT pros, we're supposed to be able to get machines to do work in place of people doing the work. That's a fundamental purpose of our jobs. If we can't get the job done for ourselves when we fully understand the task that needs to be done, how can we ever claim to know how to do someone else's task? -- Tom
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