Automating the execution of tasks in an ever changing technology ecosystem
Scripted systems are collections of serial scripts that run at either manual or automated/scheduled time slots, providing any manner of automated tasks for an enterprise. A great example of a fully configurable scripted system would be ci/cd (continuous integration / continuous deployment) such as Azure DevOps or similar. But scripted systems can automate and drive any other internal processes as well, from finance to logistics, and anything in between.
Scripted systems are typically created using specific script languages like Python and PowerShell. The scripts composed are then used within a managed application bundle, typically a shell for process automation such as phone application updates, server updates, website updates, and data management.
PowerShell, Automate, and Python are key scripts and shells used in software automation and updates. Automated scripts are ideal for developers looking to save time and minimize human coding errors.
Essentially, an Automated Script System is an automated software. Pre-written scripts are used within an automated script system. These scripts are utilized within a managed framework. Using an automated scripted system means running the framework without constant script development. Scripts have specified tasks, and only work on performing those tasks.
Windows PowerShell is a Microsoft framework. Uses a command-line shell and scripted language. PowerShell can be used to create system management tools that are unique and fully customized.
DoS-Batch files are plain text files or script files used in Microsoft Windows, DOS, and OS/2. Batch commands call functions easily for program changes or to call specific files.
Python is an interpreted language that uses an interpreter to generate a file containing bytecode or commands, which then get executed on the machine. These commands are designed to be executed as a program would be executed. These commands are utilized with a Python Interactive Shell which will in turn perform specific tasks based on the command provided. Python syntax attempts to emulate natural language.
CI/CD Deployments are primarily utilized by app developers. Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery is a set of coding methods used by developers to deliver app code changes on a constant basis. CI/CD is primarily used for bug fixes and patches.
Automation’s nuances allow for dynamic and customizable systems.
Artificial Intelligence for IT Operations (AIOps) helps make sense of the potentially overwhelming volume of data modern IT administrators handle. AIOps aggregates and analyzes growing streams of data, proactively fixes what it can, correlates related events across an enterprise, and surfaces actionable summaries and critical events. IT staff can then intervene accordingly.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) allows knowledge workers to automate and inject intelligence into existing manual or cumbersome processes. RPA mimics selected IT tasks and automates away portions of a business’ operational burden. Once the ‘bots’ are built, tested, and deployed, organizations can look to reposition and redeploy the saved capital.
Hyperautomation offers real-time intelligence about an organization’s IT systems. Hyperautomation allows companies to cut down on manual redundant back-office tasks, error check, and streamline system processes. Knowledge workers can then be aligned to focus on the priorities of the enterprise.
As a centerpiece of popular Artificial Intelligence, chatbots simulate human engagement by interpreting a customer’s questions and completing a sequence of tasks. NLP has added a complexity to chatbots that allow them to seamlessly act as customer service agents, virtual assistants, and payment processors.
Scripted systems are created utilizing specific scripting languages. These scripted systems are then used within an application, typically a shell for process automation such as phone application updates, server updates, website updates, and data management. Predetermined scripts and shells built to develop, test, and debug software and computer programs ensure limited human error and security.
Automation solutions are becoming a staple of1 IT investment. Use cases range widely–from increasing customer satisfaction to liberating employees of dull, mindless tasks. Companies that fit automation into their processes cut costs and free up their human capital
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Seeing is believing for developers. Once a scripted system is in place, managed, and deployed, the many development teams involved get a great look at what is possible.
Keeping the approach to special situations secure and private is critical, and serial script models offer a great opportunity for high security approaches. Locking-down the script files in source control, releasing and running them in the cloud at key intervals/schedules, and building out the reporting/monitoring capabilities - all of this is entirely feasible and easily manageable in a scripted systems approach.
A universal and common model for composition of scripts can simplify development for the entire developer audience, bringing together and rallying around the model. This is fundamental - considering the challenge developers face. They manage software comprised of thousands of moving parts, dealing with libraries, packages, widgets, data collection, security, monitoring, maintenance, source control, and even deployment related configuration.
Scripted systems aren’t just a tool of convenience; they’re necessary. Running constant security updates, firmware updates, and software updates should be completed flawlessly through the use of the automated script. In addition, scripted systems can free up time to dedicate to developing new programs.
There are thousands of scripting languages, shells, and pieces of software that support scripted systems. From Chef to Automate, pre-defined scripts prevent human error when it is time to update software or implement security updates. Scripts are often used within an environment such as PowerShell or DOS.
Senior consultants with previous experience with these types of projects can set the stage for a well-framed engagement.
A focused session on your specific software applications, platforms, or projects. Typically this includes technical resources from both sides.