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Blog How to Deliver Automation as a Service to Your Stakeholders

How to Deliver Automation as a Service to Your Stakeholders

Learn how to deliver automation as a service (AaaS), its benefits, and the role of automation architects in streamlining self-service for all users.

Read the blog post: Job Orchestration Made Simple: Streamline Your IT Operations

Job Orchestration Made Simple: Streamline Your IT Operations

Why does IT have to be so complicated? Job orchestration helps you streamline automated tasks and end-to-end processes across the enterprise.

Workload Orchestration Versus Workload Automation

Workload Orchestration vs Workload Automation — and Why it Matters

Workload automation is still a vital part of the IT ecosystem. However, workload orchestration elevates it by connecting hybrid IT environments, breaking down data silos, and enabling advanced ML operations.

Read the blog: Automation Trends 2024: Top Takeaways from the Annual Global State of IT Automation Report

Automation Trends 2024: Top Takeaways from the Annual Global State of IT Automation Report

The results are in! IT Ops, DevOps, DataOps, CloudOps, PlatformOps, and ITSM pros worldwide share their thoughts on automation and orchestration in the 2024 Global State of IT Automation report.

Read the blog post: 6 Top Trends in Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) for 2024

6 Top Trends in Infrastructure and Operations (I&O) for 2024

2024's top trends in infrastructure and operations (I&O), including genAI, IT orchestration, MLOps, and self-service automation.

Read the blog post: 5 Ways Mainframe Automation Can Transform Your Business Today

5 Ways Mainframe Automation Can Transform Your Business Today

Mainframes are the workhorses of the business world, processing critical transactions and data for many of the world's largest organizations. However, they can also be complex and time-consuming to manage. That's where mainframe automation comes in.

Read the blog post now: What is an Infrastructure Automation and Orchestration (IA&O) Tool?

What are Infrastructure Automation and Orchestration Tools?

Infrastructure Automation and Orchestration tools help manage the provisioning, deployment, and operation of infrastructure resources. Using IA&O, ITOps teams achieve scale, enable self-service to the business, and standardize consumption of cloud, on-premise, and edge computer resources.

Read the blog post now: Top IT Automation Trends in 2024 and Beyond

Top IT Automation Trends in 2024: Hyperfocus on Agility and Efficiency

Few of our top nine IT automation trends are wholly new for 2024. Rather, most automation priorities are taking on a new urgency as enterprises demand faster, better, and more efficient digital products and services.

Read the blog post now: The Stonebranch Top 10: Most Popular IT Automation Research, Success Stories, Reports, and More from 2023

The Stonebranch Top 10: Most Popular IT Automation Research, Success Stories, Reports, and More from 2023

Gain valuable insights from 2023’s most popular research and reports — and use them as your springboard for IT automation success in 2024!

Read the blog and watch now: 9 One-Minute Insights from Stonebranch Online 2023

9 One-Minute Insights from Stonebranch Online 2023

These nine videos from Stonebranch Online 2023 cover everything from observability to digital transformation — in little more than a minute each.

Read all about it! What's New in UAC Version 7.5

What's New in UAC Version 7.5

Stonebranch UAC 7.5 (Universal Automation Center 7.5) unlocks observability data, adds additional event-based trigger options, and makes it easy for SAP business users to automate processes.

Orchestrate the Universe! Read the Stonebranch Online 2023 session overview

Orchestrate Your Universe with Stonebranch Online 2023

Over the course of 11 sessions, industry experts lead a journey through the universe of IT automation, service orchestration, and digital transformation.

Read the Blog Post: What is IT Automation?

What is IT Automation and How is it Changing?

There have been many changes to automation tools over the years. Explore what IT automation is, how it’s changed, and the many benefits it provides to both IT and business users across the enterprise.

Gartner Hype Cycle for I&O Automation 2022

Gartner Hype Cycle 2023: What's Next in I&O Automation?

Analysis of Gartner's annual Hype Cycle for I&O Automation report sheds light on innovation adoption, maturity, and ability to solve your real-life business opportunities. We’ve summarized 2023’s biggest changes here.

Self Service Automation: Best Practices for Organizational Efficiency

Self Service Automation: How to Empower Your Business

Self service automation can help break down organizational silos to boost employee efficiency. Check out these best practices to help your help desk reduce the burden of routine business requests.

What’s New in UAC Version 7.4: workload simulations, jobs as code, outbound webhooks, and more

What’s New in UAC Version 7.4

Do more in 7.4! The latest release of Universal Automation Center (UAC) offers many new features and enhancements, including workload simulations, jobs-as-code, and outbound webhooks.

Jobs-as-Code: Automating Job Configuration Updates with Version Control

Jobs-as-Code: Automating Job Configuration Updates with Version Control

Jobs-as-code simplifies job configuration management through version control. Automation rules can be managed like any other code, making it easier to share and collaborate on complex workflows.

Gartner 2023 Market Guide to Service Orchestration and Automation Platforms (SOAP)

Top 5 Updates to the Gartner 2023 SOAP Market Guide

Gartner recently released an update to the 2021 Service Orchestration and Automation Platform (SOAP) Market Guide that defined a new category in automation. Read on to learn just how much has changed.