Gary Varga (5/12/2016)
Jeff Moden (5/23/2012)
I so often see people working in IT fail to take advantage of all the tools we have to automate much of their jobs.
Gosh... I think the exact opposite is true in many cases and the automation of those jobs is a huge problem for the rest of us...
It is a question of the right tool for the right job applied in the right manner.
Selection of tools is difficult and sometimes the hardest choice to justify is to correctly NOT use a tool.
Sorry for the delayed response. In the air most of yesterday.
I think Jeff was getting at the point of poorly building automation. Slow (RBAR/cursor processes), overload from some tool running checks, poorly implemented and buggy. Perhaps there are cases where a tool shouldn't be used, but I think more, any tool needs to work well in the particular situation. If it doesn't, then there is a need to change tools, rebuild/reconfigure a tool, or find something else.
If I'm wrong, and this is a problem of employment, I'd say that we need to find ways to move people to other jobs, or retrain them. This is both an employee and employee issue.