These two terms – test automation and IT governance – rarely get mentioned today in the same breath. This is going to change, at least for the smarter corporations and organizations who know a good leverage when they see it. These enterprises are the ones that have advanced the furthest on both these fronts. They are the ones who will be the first to see the links between the two domains and how an automated test application can contribute substantially to the synergy between IT and business. For the others, the road may be little longer and a bit rockier; starting perhaps with a change in attitude to test automation and an understanding of what IT governance is supposed to be.
Automation as IT's best ally
Recently, Gartner released its predictions for IT organizations projecting out to the year 2020. According to an article covering Gartner's predictions, "IT is no longer just about the IT function. Instead, IT has become the catalyst for the next phase of innovation in personal and competitive business ecosystems."