Automation In Accountancy
Not typically seen as tech-savvy roles, accountancy firms are fast becoming hives of technology. We take a look at how the cloud has enabled businesses to gather and analyse data on a broader scale (and at low cost), making accountancy far more transparent, inclusive, and competitive.
Autonomous Trucks: All Roads Lead To Automation
Trucking companies appear to have reached a crossroads at which autonomous technology can meet industrial demand. But what exactly needs to happen before self driving trucks can take to the roads? How long will it take, and how will it…
At A Glance – Intelligent Automation
All businesses currently face the same challenges. Connectivity has created complexity, customer expectations are sky high and there is an ongoing scramble for talent. Heavy demand has been placed on legacy systems and structures that often struggle with the pace of change. Fortunately, this is where Intelligent Automation (IA) steps in. IA combines…
FoodTech Revolution: Automation, Delivery And Convenience
For businesses in the food industry, fluctuating customer demand and inadequate access to data make it difficult to maximise profits and cut down on waste. Innovating the supply chain is a clear solution to improving waste levels and delivering the kind of food services that consumers want. The question is, what will the future of food supply and delivery look like? How can businesses cater to customers who…
Robotic Process Automation – A Quick View
Not as straightforward as some like to think…
Many friends and colleagues know that I am working on RPA projects these days and I get a lot of questions from the uninitiated or the newly aware observers. Questions tend to follow certain themes, “Do you have to be programmer to create robots? Could I learn how to do it?” “What does it cost?” “Are robots AIs?” “Is one RPA platform better than the others?”
Of course there are no black and white answers to any of these questions. The variables that affect your approach are all about context: your own application development experience, your vision, your company’s appetite for or ambition to use these technologies, the strength of the executive sponsorship, an allocated budget, IT support to some degree (infrastructure), a clear roadmap (is it just RPA or is there an intention to grow into ML, AI, NLP, chatbots, etc)…
Two Sides Of Automation
Forrester estimates that one million people will lose their jobs to automated technologies within the next four to five years. That’s just one of many statistics fuelling debate over the impact of automation. But despite fears over unemployment, in some economies automation is a blessing…
Using Robotic Process Automation To Prepare For GDPR Compliance
Creating ‘forget’ robots may help your business avoid fines
Many businesses are scrambling now, to be prepared for the impending changes in May 2018, to the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). The EU is going to the next level in its attempts to protect consumers from a data privacy (DP) perspective. One area that has a lot of companies very anxious is the right to be forgotten.
As of May 2018, any consumer can request to be forgotten. The request must be complied with to avoid significant fines. Each business will need a documented process of how they will scrub or remove the personally identifiable information (PII) connected to that consumer, in all their systems if there is no legal right or obligation to retain it. This can be a daunting task, depending on how many systems and cross system shares that may be in place.
This an area where Robotic Process Automation (RPA) may be the best answer. The first step in designing a “Forget Robot” is to
Robotic Process Automation & the SMB Challenge
Can small or medium business reap the benefits of RPA as big business can? Robotic Process Automation is a high profile strategy that gets a […]
Robotic Process Automation & Artificial Intelligence
Two technologies for your business – great alone, better together
Why Technological Automation is Different this Time
Taking another look at the ATM automation meme In an engaging TED talk recorded recently, economist David Autor points out that in the 45 years […]
Top 5 Drivers of Business Disruption in 2017 – #5 Automation
Automation to decimate middle class jobs
Automation in the Public Sector
AI and Robotics will see an estimated 850,000 white-collar jobs lost by 2030
Precision Farming – Drones, Advanced Robotics and Automation
How the agricultural sector is embracing technology?
Industry Convergence: Going Beyond Business Boundaries
Sharing skills, resources and knowledge to increase growth and respond to competition Industry convergence is a fundamental growth opportunity for organisations. An IBM study of 2016 revealed […]
AI And The Evolutionary Commoditisation Of RPA
RPA and AI are key technologies of our time, but will they endure? Let’s do a quick thought experiment. Imagine you are a User Interface […]
If You’re Not In Tech, You’re Not In Business
It comes as no surprise that the world’s biggest businesses are technology companies. The success of tech behemoths has, in part, motivated companies to consider how technology could make their own business better. Industry convergence, open data, software as a service, and diverse consumer requirements mean that every company can – and must – tap into tech.
What Can Large Businesses Learn From The Public Sector?
Think of a large organisation, and corporates often spring to mind. In the UK, however, public sector organisations rival their private counterparts in size and in the scope of their work. It may often be overlooked, but we’ve got to ask the question: what can large businesses learn from the public sector?
4 Reasons Why We Need To Reimagine Work
If you are on Linkedin or Twitter regularly, you’ll no doubt have been exposed to an onslaught of views and opinions about the future of work. There’s no paucity of posts, or indeed conferences on the topic but rather like the diversity and inclusion space, it feels like the amount of tangible change inside organisations lags far behind the noise…