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Developing automation experts internally

The DevOps environment requires a new breed of technologist says Nathen Harvey: one that spans developer and operations functions and aligns closely with the C-suite: the automation expert. He offers advice on how CIOs can find and develop this key talent within the existing organization.

News Scan: Microsoft to place new focus on equal pay, diversity hiring; IT budgets not increasing at the pace many IT managers expect; more

The top IT news stories for Oct. 20, 2014.

Mobility is a key attribute for leading smart process apps, says Forrester

Mobility is a key attribute for leading smart process apps, which are helping companies improve human-based business processes, says a Forrester Research report.

News Scan: Auto giants merge IT efforts; Poaching season underway for top IT talent; more

The top news stories for April 25, 2014.

Spotlight: Will capitalism survive big data, IoT?

The future does not look good for the unemployed and future college grads--nor for capitalism as new automation replaces jobs but fails to create new ones.

Spotlight: More DevOps automation tools

RackSpace announced new automation tools in an effort to make cloud-based development and prototyping easier.

Another study paints bleak jobs future

Thanks to advances in technology, a new workforce study is predicting that half of all U.S. jobs could become obsolete in the next 20 years.

Networking pros not likely to be automated out of jobs

Networking professionals take heart--your job is not likely to become automated; at least not in the short term.

Automation doesn't necessarily mean a reduced head count

OTG Management, which operates restaurants in airports, has installed iPads and credit card readers at seats in terminals to allow customers to place orders and pay bills without human assistance. Despite the self-service automation, the company is actually doing more hiring, reports Patrick Thibodeau at Computerworld.

Automation helps fashion retailer meet consumer demand

The French Connection Group, an international fashion retailer, operates more than 100 stores in the United States and the United Kingdom. To keep up with continuously changing consumer demands--as well as internal customer demands--the company relies on highly automated IT and business processes.