The Pros and Cons of Automation

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The Pros and Cons of Automation

Posted by:ReadyDaq in Automation

So you’re finally considering of implementing automatic testing in your business? Let’s see what are the good and the bad sides of automation in general, and you decide which of these factors concern your business.

Pros:

·    It’s over with hard and boring work
That’s the whole point of automation. The job that someone would do for hours can be done with a machine, and it’s all automatic.

·    We spend less
You buy the machine, but you don’t pay it for every hour it works. The same goes for software developing. 

·    Easy maintenance
Simple surveillance and occasional maintenance are the only thing required in order for everything to go smoothly.

·    Machines do not get tired
Everything a machine or an automated software does will finish faster that if I person or even a team would do it. They do not need a lunch break. 

·    We’re safer when a machine does it
In some cases people may get exposed to high temperatures or radioactive and toxic atmospheres, we better let machine do it for us.

 

Cons: 

·    It’s not possible to automatize everything, yet
Unfortunately, (or fortunately?) not everything is able to be automatized yet. But how the things are going, we just need to be patient.  

·    It costs more at the beginning 
You need to invest a certain sum to purchase a machine or software that will do the work for you. However, it literally pays of itself.

·    No maintenance may result in a loss of product
If we’re not carful, the whole project may fail. We can’t rely on a machine to do everything, skilled professional are required to watch over them and make sure everything is going as intended.

 

As you can see, the cons are overwhelmed with pros, and they are not really cons if we plan ahead and responsibly. We’ve shown you the both sides, now it’s your turn to make a decision.

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