It might appear that data — the information you find in a scientific article, a history book, or a set of survey results — is just a collection of objective facts. The numbers, if sourced well, are supposed to be the hard truth untarnished by opinions, perspectives, or biases. In reality, this is rarely the […]
No clickbait quite compares to a veiled threat like, “These XX Industries are Those Under Greatest Threat of Annihilation by [insert latest technological advance or cheap labor country here].” It remains in the corporate incentive structure, particularly for public companies, to create systems, processes and wages that significantly reduce costs to bolster bottom-line cash-flow. Unfortunately, […]
Delegate smaller or repetitive tasks to humans and machines alike. You’ll be able to focus on leadership without hurting your bottom line.
The modern automobile is an engineering marvel. When a car drives down a highway, the wheels are spinning, the transmission is working, and the engine is firing on all cylinders. Meanwhile, the car’s computer collects more than 100 data points second — but almost none of that is visible on the dashboard. Trying to process […]
It’s no secret that automation can be disruptive. Employees have to learn how to operate with and alongside machines, but that discomfort has a payoff.
We live in an increasingly connected world. It’s estimated that there will be about 260 million internet-connected devices in the U.S. by 2020, and the next wave of these devices will push our data demand even further. New Bluetooth advancements, for instance, enable devices to perform within a range that’s four times greater, twice the speed, and eight times the […]
Paper is an essential commodity for office operations. Most conventional offices rely on paper for completing the simplest tasks. Even after digitization, the dream of a completely paperless office is far from reality. Humans are used to a standard form of note-taking and documentation. Here is how to achieve paperless operations and document automation with […]
According to Ascend2, 71% of businesses use marketing automation. The benefits of marketing automation are significant across all industries, including real estate. Even better, marketing isn’t the only process that real estate agents can automate in their business. Managing a real estate business can be time-consuming. Numerous, repetitive tasks can prevent agents from maximizing their […]
People want to deal with real people, and they always will. But that doesn’t mean automation technologies can’t play a role.
Now’s the time to develop a proactive plan that allows your business to seize opportunities and outpace the competition — your future depends on it.
Robots seem like the stuff of science fiction. NASA’s new LEMUR robot, designed to climb rock walls on Mars, is no exception. But here on Earth, the forward march of automation continues, transforming business and society. But there’s a barrier holding us back from realizing the full potential of emerging tech: regulatory bottlenecks. Regulations are […]
To avoid being left behind, take steps to prepare your organization for automation — even if you can’t put the necessary systems in place all at once.
When you think about obstacles to automation, without fail, our brains go to the hard stuff. The mind jumps to actions like the lack of financing, investors not getting on board, not having the right technology, etc. In reality, what keeps companies from diving into the deep end of automation has nothing to do with […]
NASA introduced the term “digital twin” in a 2010 technology roadmap describing the tools of space travel. Almost a decade later, “digital twin” has emerged as a key tool. It enables a terrestrial space shot. We are being shown the global Industry 4.0’s evolution of Digital Twin: from automation to autonomy. We talk about “digital […]
Modern technologies allow businesses to deliver products and services faster and more efficiently with each passing day. Speed and efficiency are the key drivers of success in today’s business environment, which is why companies that have embraced DevOps as a business methodology are dominant. (Think Amazon, Netflix, and Target.) Organizations that have fully implemented DevOps are […]
After years of hype around AI and machine learning, skepticism, and a focus on practical applications of the technology are now taking center stage. In the security industry, this was abundantly clear at the recent RSA Conference where 45,000 people and a thousand vendors descended on San Francisco to discuss industry challenges and debate over […]
There has been much hype about IIoT (Industrial IoT), with promises to improve efficiency, reduce risks, and increase profits. Along with the implementation of other new technologies, it’s being called the fourth industrial revolution. Experts are predicting that it will be more disruptive than any that have gone before and one of the most significant […]
Up to 800 million jobs could be lost to automation by 2030 according to a recent study from the McKinsey Global Institute. Though the figure was the most extreme scenario, there’s no doubt that technology will indeed replace many functions that humans perform today. But what will that future actually look like? We often hear […]
Customer experience is an integral part of your brand’s success, and we’re surrounded by examples that demonstrate how it can make or break a company.
Even tech advances that seem minor can be a powerful approach to reducing your production and operating costs — often dramatically.