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2503, 2020

COVID Update

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As we continue to feel the impact COVID-19, I wanted to reach out on behalf of the Pliant Team to assure you that we stand ready to service you, our customers, during this difficult time. In service of employee health, and to do our part in stemming the spread of this virus, we instituted the following policies as of Monday, March 16th: A shift to an entirely remote workforce.  [...]

302, 2020

The Challenge of Process to API Mapping

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  The Challenge of Process to API Mapping   By Ross Maurer With many infrastructure vendors promising to deliver more and more API driven capabilities and functionality from their platforms, customers are often left facing the challenge of identifying value in the myriad of often loosely documented API function calls and data sets on offer. Once a process has been identified as a candidate for automation, the design of [...]

2101, 2020

Automation Environments

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  Automation Environments   If you were to think of examples of automation at scale today, what springs to mind? I would immediately think of coordinated robotics, spinning and aligning panel work to chassis in automotive manufacturing amidst a shower of sparks and welds. Or the relentless flow of logistics management, delivering anything from food to luggage via conveyor belt or cart across innumerable paths. In the physical world, [...]

301, 2020

Infrastructure Technology Spend – Do vendor’s over-promise or is it something else?

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Infrastructure Technology Spend – Do vendor’s over-promise or is it something else? By Luke Lim. Have you got loads of systems, tools and technologies in your infrastructure that are not quite realizing the full unadulterated value that was promised by the vendor? The first place you might look to understand why this is can be to look at the vendor’s and the promises made prior to signing up for [...]

2110, 2019

Using Automation to Accelerate Digital Transformation Outcomes

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As enterprises and service providers endeavor to build digital transformation initiatives to meet new revenue opportunities, they inevitably expand the catalog of technologies that their Operations teams must accommodate. A world-class Operations culture – which teams Development, Security and IT Operations organizations – can help IT organizations keep pace with their digital transportation initiatives.  The culture must ensure rapid product development with attention to the tight integration with service [...]

810, 2019

By Enabling API Automation, You Can Untangle Your Infrastructure Management Challenges

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Infrastructure vendors typically provide a plethora of management platforms for end users to wade through to deploy, configure and maintain their devices and services. While their intentions are good, they really make your life harder. While the promised capabilities of both physical and logical infrastructure are often impressive, the ability of an end user to actually drive a given management platform can be frustrating and confusing.  It’s like navigating [...]

2409, 2019

3 Signs Your Workload Automation is Yielding a High ROI

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Time is NOT the only way to measure the return on investment of your automation solution. What does every successful organization have in common? They know how to optimize 3 key things: People, Processes, and Technology. The better of each, the sharper the competitive edge. But what single thing can an organization do to optimize all 3 of these key resources? Giving your people sharper tools like automation technology [...]

307, 2019

IT Automation and the Dishwasher

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You might ask what does IT automation and the dishwasher have in common?  Both are/were designed to make our lives easier and give us more free time to do things we deem more important than “washing the dishes”.  A very short history lesson on the dishwasher reveals that the first patent was awarded to Joel Houghton in about 1850 only problem was it didn’t really work. Then Josephine Cochran [...]

1306, 2019

RPA / Automation – Why didn’t we think of this before?

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RPA / Workload Automation is a totally new field for me. I’ve always been on the network infrastructure side. I’ve configured routers and switches and installed VOIP phone systems countless times. I’ve created MPLS networks and spent more than half of my career measuring the performance of these creations with network management tools, some of which I helped to create. The funny thing is, never once did we really [...]

205, 2019

Workload Automation – Cloudy with a Chance of Consultants

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APIs. Application PROGRAMMING Interfaces. Someone needs to Program, aka write code, aka develop, aka “build the software” to interconnect the APIs of the various systems we want to interconnect and also implement the business logic. Who is going to do that? How long is it going to take? How much is it going to cost? Unfortunately, more often than not the answers to these questions are: We don’t know, [...]

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