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automation

[ô′təmā′shən]
use of a machine designed to follow a predetermined sequence of individual operations repeatedly and automatically.

automation

(ot″ŏ-mā′shŏn)
An automatically controlled operation of an apparatus or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human elements of observation, effort, and decision making.

laboratory automation

The use of clinical laboratory instruments that assay large numbers of samples with minimal human intervention.
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In contrast, Invio provides an enterprise application that automates the entire end-to-end process according to your best practices -- interacting with system components and management tools to deliver services across your networked storage infrastructure, all the way to your applications.
Invio automates processes that link applications with storage services to make this possible.