This eRepublic paper explores the value of automation playbooks in public sector organizations. IT automation playbooks have emerged as a new approach to security management tasks. A playbook contains standardized software code that performs a specific configuration or update task in a way that is automated, repeatable and verifiable. Playbooks typically contain simple, clear code, so they are easier to apply, control and maintain than scripts. This simplicity also makes playbooks easy to adopt by developers or IT operations staff, which reduces duplication of effort and supports IT task consistency. Download to learn more.