You can fear automation—or you can harness it to make your time, and your job, more valuable. Transform your position from “the IT person,” a necessary evil, into an integral member of management, poised to solve critical business problems. IT teams can leave behind the tedious but necessary work of patching, updating, packaging, and sitting on the phone with vendor support, and gain time for what they do best, creative problem-solving. This session will explore how legal IT innovators are moving beyond the monotony of the weekly routine to become forward-thinking visionaries. Specific solutions to be highlighted include automated server patching, application lifecycle management, Windows-as-a-Service best practices, and effective use cases for user-driven self-service processes. Combined with cutting-edge SaaS technology and strategic vendor partnerships, these solutions automate redundant processes, increasing stability, improving performance, and reducing overhead.