Network automation is a goal all operators are pursuing —or at least should—, but at the same time trust in automation has its limitation given what we know today. Fighting the fear to accomplish automation seems even more difficult then creating the technologies and systems that would allow it. Fortunately, and despite the believe that the digital transformation is a new phenomenon, its fundamentals aren´t. Based on history, we know how automation has created difficulties since the start of the Industrial Revolution. Thus, consider yourself warned.
Surfing Automation: Staying Relevant while Riding the Digital Shockwaves
Automation has always been viewed with mixed feelings: awe and anticipation, as well as distrust and fear. From the Gutenberg press to the invention of the power loom, the replacement of human labor with machinery has, throughout history, provoked many a cry of protest. Perhaps most famous was the Luddite movement. Born in 1812 and named after the supposed story of Ned Ludd, a young weaver who smashed two stocking frames, the group felt … Keep reading the original post here.