Dictionary.com describes automation as “the technique of making an apparatus, a process, or a system operate automatically.”
Automation is “the development and use of technology for tracking and managing the manufacture and distribution of goods and services,” as defined by us.
According to our working definition, an automation professional is “any individual involved in the creation and application of technology to monitor and control the production and delivery of products and services.”
Types of Automation
Simple, routine chores can be automated using basic or task automation. Work is digitized at this level when automation is used to standardize and consolidate repetitive operations, such as communicating with one another through a single platform.
This aids in error prevention, speeds up transactional work, and frees up personnel for more valuable and fulfilling tasks. One form of simple automation is robotic process automation (RPA).
Automation of Procedures
With the use of system integration, more complicated and repeatable multi-step processes can be automated through process automation. Uniformity and openness in business and IT operations are managed by this degree of automation.
Automation of processes is a great way to boost output and efficiency in your company. It can also provide fresh perspectives on IT and business problems and offer rule-based recommendations on how to address them. Examples of process automation include process mining, automated workflows, and Business Process Management (BPM).
Intelligent automation represents the cutting edge of the automation technology spectrum. It has features of both automation and AI/ML (machine learning/artificial intelligence). This means that automated robots have the ability to “learn” and improve their decision-making and behaviors over time by analyzing data from similar circumstances.
Artificial intelligence and machine learning-based virtual assistants, for instance, can improve the customer support experience by cutting costs while also empowering customers and human agents. Some forms of intelligent automation include AIOps and digital employees.
What Makes a Specialist in Automation So Crucial?
Consider the importance of your work-related cell phone and computer to your daily operations. Consider the vehicle you use to get to and from work every day. Consider the appliances you use to store, cook, and clean the food you consume, the water you drink, the clothes you wear, and the food you wear.
Consider the television you use, the video games you play, and the audio equipment you use. Consider the places you frequent. Just think of a contemporary luxury or must-have. Almost everything in the world is the end consequence of intricate chains of causes and effects.
These technological advancements and subsequent breakthroughs would not exist without the efforts of skilled professionals in the fields of design, construction, improvement, and maintenance. The world and our future would be significantly different if not for automation experts.
Experts in automation are relied upon to find answers to difficult problems in numerous crucial areas of industry and their processes. Our quality of life, as well as the public’s health, safety, and welfare, depend on the efforts of those who dedicate themselves to automation.
The United States government is only one of several that acknowledges the significance of automation experts. The United States Senate Committee on Appropriations recognizes the value of automation in business.
The committee filed its report text (30 June 2009), which included the excerpt seen below, together with the bill: The necessity of automation in industry is emphasized in H.R. 2847 (the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010):
“Supporting the Nation’s manufacturers, especially small businesses, is critical to keeping America innovative in a global marketplace…MEP, NIST, and its partners are directed to consider the importance automation plays in accelerating and integrating manufacturing processes. The topic of automation cuts across all levels of industry, rather than serving as a stand-alone technology, and particularly affects the fields of control systems cyber security, industrial wireless sensors, systems interoperability, and other basic automation technologies necessary for the success of industrial enterprises. NIST is encouraged to consult and collaborate with independent experts in the field of automation to support the agency’s efforts in working with industry to increase innovation, trade, security, and jobs.”
Experts in automation already play and will continue to play a significant role in safeguarding us from cyberattacks, improving our quality of life, and keeping our electric power grid, transportation networks, factories, and other businesses competitive. We cannot move on into the future without these people.
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