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IT Automation: The Quest for Lights Out by Howie Lyke

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Gathering Information and Getting Organized

These are the reference materials that you and your staff have prepared that contain important information to include in your presentation:

  • Project purpose statement: A one- or two-sentence statement that defines what you intend to accomplish (automation) and why (your success measure).

  • High-level expectations: Define the level of automation that is realistic for each component in your environment.

  • List of infrastructure components, with problem and opportunity statements, and automation requirements: Defines success on a component-by-component basis. Answers the questions "What problems are we going to solve?" and "What opportunities will we exploit?"

  • Recommended system management software: A high-level ...

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