Credit: ShutterstockAutomation. It's a term that has a different connotation for different people. Some believe automation is, and will continue to be, the cause of job loss. Some believe that automation will increase efficiency throughout the industry and will force workers to become more educated and get better jobs. Regardless of what you think about automation, it's on the rise and, as IT professionals, we need to recognize this and figure out ways we can apply automation to our daily lives.