In this section we present a variety of news items to keep you informed about the latest trends in the industry.
Technology and the fourth industrial revolution; why we won't be replaced by robots
"We are not all going to be replaced by robots in the fourth industrial revolution – just as we did not all move to a three day working week in the 1970s (a common theme of the time) or enjoy unlimited leisure in the 1920s."
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Moore’s Law, Speed and Robotic Process Automation
"Beyond cost reduction, most leaders today looking at RPA are focused on things like reduction of errors, better management of repeatable tasks, and process standardization."
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The Past and Future of Robotic Process Automation
"Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is one of the most exciting developments in Business Process Management (BPM) in recent history. Some industry experts believe it may be even more transformational than cloud computing."
Robotics and Semantic Systems
"Robots, and automation systems, are user-programmable equipment and mechatronic devices. Robotics and Automation involves designing and implementing intelligent machines which can do work too dirty, too dangerous, too precise or too tedious for humans."
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Robotic Process Automation - What's Stopping You?
"Why outsource when you can automate? While an onshore FTE costing $80k can be replaced by an offshore FTE for $30k, [...] a robot can perform the same function for $15k or less."
"So why weren’t organisations all around the world pouncing on the opportunity to adopt RPA? HfS cited IT bureaucracy and fear of the immediate cost involved as the main roadblocks for companies looking to automate their services. However, we’ve come a long way since then – some say that robotics is now what offshore BPO was 10 years ago, and that 2015 is the year for executives to recognise the benefits that RPA can bring to their businesses."
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The popularity of BPMN keeps rising
"[...] it can be concluded that the popularity of BPMN in industry is currently at an all-time high and looks set to continue its position as the de-facto standard for business process modeling. The majority of modelers use BPMN for documenting purposes, although the execution of such models is gaining in popularity."
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Robotic Automation Emerges as a Threat to Traditional Low-Cost Outsourcing
"Why outsource when you can automate? For most organizations, the answer is IT bureaucracy. Budget bottlenecks and IT’s ability to convolute any process improvement with massive waterfall technology implementations, even when the need is immediate, make automation a challenge. Yet automation looms as the right solution for the majority of rules-driven processes that are being outsourced today."
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