The novel coronavirus is forcing organizations to rethink how they do business, and many aim to increase productivity using automation. Here's more on different types of and uses for automation.

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Automation―now more than ever

With another successful AnsibleFest behind us (watch the recordings on demand at no cost), we thought automation would be a fitting topic for this issue.

But that’s not the only reason automation is on tech leaders’ minds: The novel coronavirus is forcing organizations to rethink how they do business. reports that “businesses will need to shore up their productivity through technology and automation to cope with the pandemic … .”

That’s exactly what Mass General Brigham did. The Boston-based healthcare system rolled out an artificial intelligence (AI)-based chatbot screening tool to alleviate traffic to its overwhelmed COVID-19 telephone hotline. And it won’t be the only organization turning to automation in these extraordinary times. According to an IDC Survey (purchase required to download), 70% of survey respondents have deployed (35.7%) or plan to deploy (34.3%) process automation software in the next year.

Pandemic or not, the success of your digital transformation journey is tied to your ability to automate all aspects of your operation. And IT pros seem to know this: In our own (totally unscientific) Twitter poll, 86.1% of respondents said automation is extremely or somewhat important to their organizations.

In this issue of Red Hat Shares, learn about different types of automation and check out an IT leader’s guide, a webinar about business automation based on AI, Microsoft’s automation success story, and more.

Start with our automation primer(5-minute read):




Learn the basics

What is IT automation? 7-minute read

What is business automation? 6-minute read

What is cloud automation? 3-minute read

What is DevOps automation? 2-minute read

What is network automation? 4-minute read

What is security automation? 3-minute read

What is business process automation? 5-minute read

What is deployment automation? 5-minute read



The automated enterprise

An enterprise-wide approach to automation should include strategies to transform the way people, processes, and platforms work together. 21-minute read



Automation: The IT leader’s guide

How are IT leaders using automation technologies? What are the keys to success? What’s next? This comprehensive guide from The Enterprisers Project shares advice from CIOs and IT automation experts. 18-minute read


No-cost training course 

Ansible Essentials: Simplicity in Automation Technical Overview 


A pragmatic approach to AI-driven business automation

In this webinar, learn about approaches that have helped businesses achieve US$100 million+ per year, hear how some businesses apply AI-driven business automation, and see a demo of how that works in practice. 42-minute video

  *This on-demand webinar expires Jan. 15, 2021.



CI/CD and zero downtime deployments using Ansible automation

In this webinar, learn how to use the new features in Red Hat Ansible® Tower 3.6, a component of Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, to create continuous integration/continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines for deploying web applications to any public cloud provider and Kubernetes cluster. 58-minute video

  *This on-demand webinar expires Feb. 19, 2021.


Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform named a Leader 

Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform has been named a Leader by Forrester Research in “The Forrester Wave™: Infrastructure Automation Platforms, Q3 2020.”



Microsoft automates to simplify and scale

Working with Red Hat, Microsoft has standardized network automation at scale, established a collaborative and creative development mindset, and saved thousands of hours of operational work. 3-minute read


Red Hat Marketplace 

Access the tools and services needed to build cloud-native apps across public and private cloud environments through 1 curated repository. 


Did you miss our September issue on learning Kubernetes? Check it out.


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