Elli Hurst

The benefits of automation you didn’t see coming

Automation pays out, and relatively quickly too. But some of the benefits come from less obvious places. The recent Forrester Total Economic Impact study looked at the impact — costs and benefits — of automation in the world of application management, based on in-depth interviews with IBM clients. For many organizations, the catalyst for considering […]

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The progress of automation in the financial services industry

Working across a range of industries as I do, I’m always interested to get the perspective of a peer group on the way automation is impacting their own particular industry. So when I gave the keynote speech at the recent Millennium Alliance FSI event in Palm Beach, FL, I relished the opportunity to meet with […]

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This is not your grandfather’s automation

Automation isn’t new. But it’s changing. And what it’s changing into is going to alter your world. When automation was first introduced to IT departments, it was in the form of macros and code snippet generators that were intended to save valuable developer time. But developers love what they do, and what they do is […]

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The amazing race: The accelerating pace of enterprise automation

  Is your company keeping pace with advances in enterprise automation? Those of us who work in enterprise automation have the perception that the whole world is automating, and fast. That’s why we called our cognitive enterprise automation workshop at Gartner Symposium “The Amazing Race.” We wanted to reflect the urgency we feel as the […]

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The human side of automation

I’ve worked with manufacturing clients for many years, so I’m very familiar with automation that is often employed to perform mundane, repetitive tasks. The goal in these cases is to improve process quality and speed while optimizing resources. Or, to put it bluntly, automation is often used to replace headcount with faster alternatives. However, I’d […]

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Why – and how – you need to begin your cognitive enterprise automation initiative.

Automation doesn’t threaten jobs; it enhances job satisfaction. While 98%1 of companies are already engaged in some form of automation, their staff needn’t be concerned that robots will soon take over their work. It’s estimated that fewer than 5%2 of jobs are fully automatable. Rather than fear automation, many employees are elated when it relieves […]

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The Intersection of Automation and Artificial Intelligence

The difference between automation and artificial intelligence I get this question a lot – what’s the difference between automation and artificial intelligence?    With so many technologies and trends, it’s easy to get confused.   As with most technology topics, there are opinions – think of the great debate on how to pronounce GIF!  With that as […]

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Automation May Be the Key to Your Organization’s Next Big Innovation

Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to rapidly develop your organization’s innovation? It’s closer than you think: your organization can take steps today for their IT talent to focus more on innovation and delivering higher value. The average company deploys 50% of its IT staff and 60% of its IT budget to simply maintaining […]

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