Jason discusses in the following video the benefits and value offered by tools and discusses a fourth factor (other than cost leverage, reduction of risk and reduction of human error) to consider in your tools and automation strategy as arbitrators across your software delivery lifecycle.
Jason Taylor has worked in application delivery since 2001. Previous companies include Deutsche Bank, BUPA and Specsavers. It was at Specsavers that Jason set up an Environment delivery service to support the testing practice he had joined Specsavers to set up in 2010. He put in place a strategy with his team to deliver self-service environment delivery in a 3 year timescale and it was during this time that he was able to explore the creation and exploitation of tools across the delivery lifecycle. His strong background in testing automation meant that he was able to understand the benefits and value offered by the use of tools and how they were the catalyst towards adopting a more Agile / DEVOPS approach.