automation

Fuga Technologies redefines design with cloud-based automation

Every business needs to market its services to attract potential clients, but for highly skilled graphic designers, developing promotional materials can be a dull, time-consuming process. Instead of focusing on creative work, they must spend hours resizing images, adjusting text and repositioning items to fit different formats. Leaders at Fuga Technologies, an innovative IT startup […]

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3 ways sunflowers show the value of digital business automation

If you’re anything like I am, you enjoy nature programming on the Discovery Channel, NatGeo and other educational outlets. Not only do I find the amazing sights and sounds captivating, but I also love learning about the natural world from dedicated experts. I often find insights that also apply outside of the natural world. That’s […]

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5 things to look for in an RPA provider

If your IT team doesn’t know what to look for in an RPA provider, chances are you won’t make the ideal choice. This could mean your team misses out on some crucial IT advantages. Robotic process automation (RPA) has exploded in popularity as a way of automating repetitive business tasks, enabling workers to focus on […]

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“Free the humans” at Automation 2018

I’ve attended several business technology events this year, including the AIIM Conference, OpexWeek and Think 2018, to name a few. I have begun to recognize a certain look in the eye from attendees at all those events, almost pleading, “Help me understand what’s happening.” When a transformational technology or solution emerges, such as digital business […]

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The real impacts of automation

In a recent column at InfoWorld, Mike Gilfix, IBM vice president of digital business automation, noted that many people believe automation will redefine the workforce. That may be true, he writes, but not in the way many tend to think. It doesn’t necessarily mean fewer jobs. Gilfix writes: “In fact, the greatest impact of digital […]

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The next step in the evolution of orchestration

Cloud orchestration and automation across multiple technologies, platforms and service provider environments have become complex processes with a wide range of challenges. According to IDC’s “FutureScape: Worldwide Cloud 2017 Predictions,” more than 60 percent of enterprise IT organizations building hybrid clouds will purchase new or updated workload-centric cloud management solutions by the end of this […]

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IBM and Automation Anywhere: A new partnership to reinvent business process

As the digital economy continues to grow and evolve, some companies face the challenge of managing increasingly complex business processes that involve massive amounts of data. The growth of the digital economy connects people and organizations in new ways. But it has also generated repetitive tasks like requiring employees to manually enter data. Companies need […]

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Empowering Business Processes using RPA with IBM Datacap

PART 1: Introduction In your organization, it might be time to re-visit those business processes that may have been created some time ago, using technologies that were then available. Process automation or re-automation tools and techniques change. So where do you start? What technologies should one look at and lastly how do you get the […]

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Three things businesses should know about process automation

Does your business understand process automation on the cloud? You’ve probably heard the buzz around concepts like machine learning, but are these advancements a threat to your business or an opportunity for future success? It depends on you. The history of business technology is in many ways a history of automation. From the first assembly […]

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A 5-stage model for shared blockchain processes

In our previous post, we outlined four major challenges of the interorganizational processes blockchain enables. To address those challenges, organizations should consider these five steps, which in many cases directly extend existing industry practice for private processes. Let’s return to our example of health records on a blockchain. An electronic health record (EHR) stored on a […]

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How to stop configuration drift during application deployment lifecycle

Quick hypothetical scenario: meet Dan, an application development executive at a large retailer. One morning, Dan was swamped with complaints about the new enterprise messaging system not working when he walked into work on what he thought would be a lovely day. He had sent out a note to the employee community announcing its availability […]

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2017 trend lines: When DevOps and hybrid collide

Author’s preface: The term Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) is a job function that brings DevOps into infrastructure in a powerful way. Talking about hybrid infrastructure and DevOps without mentioning SRE would be a major omission. For further reading about SRE thinking, explore this series of blog posts. What happens when DevOps methods meet hybrid environments? […]

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