Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Beware, Humans. The Era of Automation Software Has Begun - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

Interesting times at HP

H.P. bills this software as a sort of secret sauce for keeping data centers running smoothly.

“People make errors,” Ms. Livermore said. “Not technology. We’ll have software that will automate all sorts of things that had to be done by humans.”

It seems fair to say Ms. Livermore is not a devotee of “2001: A Space Odyssey.”

Of course, as statements like those arrive from Ms. Livermore, H.P. continues to deal with the labor arbitrage issues. It’s in the midst of laying off 24,500 people, about half of them in North America, from the the old E.D.S., while hiring people in lower cost regions.

Beware, Humans. The Era of Automation Software Has Begun - Bits Blog - NYTimes.com

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