I had not used this precise tag 'Autonomic' before, but it is understandable: How do you fully or partially automate systems that support business process? The definition is broad. And to be clear has been around for a long time. Notably in process control.
Need to now link these systems to current architectures and systems, and to people who are still making decisions. Cognitive systems, AI, Machine learning, Predictive Algorithms ... have all evolved to the point this will lead to more autonomy. Topic often mentioned in this blog.
Good Overview from Deloitte-WSJ:
Autonomics Shake Up IT Systems Management
IT organizations are increasingly pursuing self-managing autonomic platforms, which can detect and fix their own problems without human intervention.
Autonomic computing platforms, which are IT systems capable of configuring, optimizing, and even healing themselves, could free up IT staffers to focus on more valuable activities and help relieve strain on IT budgets. Many traditional IT operations are candidates for autonomics, including those that are workflow-driven, repetitive, or require reconciliation between systems. CIOs overseeing large, complex IT operations stand to benefit enormously from these burgeoning systems, says George Collins, CTO at Deloitte Digital.
“Autonomic platforms have arisen from a confluence of advancements in technology, from virtualization to containerization, more intelligent configuration management, and a more agile manner of delivering technology environments,” Collins says. “Autonomic platforms allow us to shift attention away from building the scaffolding of IT to creating a more repeatable way of packaging, delivering, and managing IT.” .... "