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Network automation challenges are dampening success rates

March 28, 2024

Network automation technology promises operational efficiencies and reduced security risks for enterprise businesses, which makes it seem like an obvious investment area for IT leaders. Yet aligning data sources, adopting the right tools, and achieving success with network automation are daunting tasks that require IT teams to share data and work across domains to see results.

Research firm Enterprise Management Associates surveyed 354 IT professionals in January 2024 about their organization’s approaches to network automation. The results show that just 18% of surveyed IT professionals rate their network automation strategies as a complete success, while 54% noted achieving partial success, and 38% said they were uncertain of the level of success achieved or admitted failure with their network automation projects.

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