IT automation is finally reaching smaller businesses, thus creating an even playing field with even the biggest players in their industry.

According to tech blogger Rick Delgado, smaller firms are now more able than ever to automate back office tasks and processes thanks to technological developments opening it up to all.

Delgado argues that IT automation used to be the sole preserve of large companies, which had the budgets and IT infrastructure already in place to utilise it. Smaller companies, on the other hand, were not so able to use automation so had to contend with the cost of carrying out these processes manually, notes.

However, automation technology is now ‘catching up’, Delgado says, which means that smaller firms are now on an even keel with even the largest competitors. He claimed that smaller firms now have the resources and capabilities available to them to tackl e manual, work-intensive tasks efficiently.

Writing for, Delgado explained: “These improvements to IT performance can also drastically reduce costs for a business.

“This is done in a number of ways, but one of the most common is by detecting IT problems early on. By making IT jobs easier and more agile, small businesses can be more competitive in a bigger marketplace.”

Author: David Howells