When Anna-Katrina Shedletsky was working as an engineer at Apple, she often found herself traveling overseas and spending weeks at the factory to fix a problem on an electronics assembly line. Finding the root cause of an anomaly can be like finding a needle in a haystack.
While there is an undeniable migration of many enteriprise capabilities to the Cloud, the in-house owned and operated data center is not going anywhere anytime soon. Uptime Institute has just announced the findings of its seventh annual Data Center Industry Survey.
Throughout history, humans have inserted automation into processes as a means to improve utilization and increase speed. Telephony is a perfect example: Approximately 60 years ago, switchboard operators connected phone calls via circuits on a manual switchboard.
In 1900, 30 million people in the United States were farmers. By 1990 that number had fallen to under 3 million even as the population more than tripled. So, in a matter of speaking, 90% of American agriculture workers lost their jobs, mostly due to automation.