Research: Automation of low-level IT tasks is already widespread

In a recent poll by Tech Pro Research, 74 percent of respondents said their companies were already automating, or planning to automate work.
Written by Amy Talbott, Contributor

Don't let the headline scare you. Yes, many businesses are automating work, but 64 percent of respondents to an online survey by Tech Pro Research said their companies were doing so because it freed up staff to do other tasks. Only 20 percent said their companies were eliminating jobs as a result of automation.

Still, almost all respondents said they were taking some measures to keep their skills relevant and insulate themselves from potential job losses due to automation. This infographic contains more essential details from the research. To learn more, including the types of IT work most likely to be automated, which departments of companies will have job cuts, and how respondents feel automation will affect the future of IT, download the full report: Automation and the future of IT jobs. (Tech Pro Research membership required.)

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