obstacles to automation

4 Obstacles to Automation – Get Over Them Now

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 […]

stack of rocks against a blue sky: Digital Twin: from Automation to Autonomy

Digital Twin: from Automation to Autonomy

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 […]

5 Keys to a Successful DevOps Implementation in Your Organization

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 […]

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From Hype to Practical: What’s Next for AI?

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 […]

IoT Tech Helps Oil and Gas Industry’s Skills Shortage

IoT Tech Helps Oil and Gas Industry’s Skills Shortage

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 […]

Automation and AI; What's the Real Difference?

Automation and AI; What’s the Real Difference?

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 […]

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Ways Enhanced Technology has Changed the Nature of Business

Businesses are always growing and changing because of technology. This is happening in many important ways that you should know about so that your business can keep up, remaining both competitive and innovative regardless of your company’s size. Improved Access to Information and Data With Microsoft Office, it’s easy to create and edit any documents […]

Why Automation is the Only Path Forward for Manufacturing

As anyone working in the industry knows, manufacturing is going through a period of significant upheaval. Outsourcing and automation threaten current manufacturing processes, and as plants continue to close in places like Michigan and Ohio, many people on the frontlines are worried about their futures. The Path Forward for Manufacturing — Won’t Include Going Backward […]

How Workflow Automation Enables Non-Profits to Do More

How Workflow Automation Enables Non-Profits to Do More

The phrases “business process management” and “workflow automation” immediately bring to mind disciplines utilized in for-profit businesses. However, orchestrating non-profit organizations also requires fund management, administration, hiring, and other procedures similar to for-profit companies. When core operational processes run efficiently for non-profit institutions, more productive services can be rendered, holistically improving individual lives and our […]

What to Know About Automation in Digital Architecture

Enterprise companies today have three primary options for the architecture of their digital workspace. First, they can choose installed software, which works well for operating systems and middleware. If installed software doesn’t fit the bill, companies can turn to private or public cloud-based software. And if neither of those choices gets the job done, businesses can […]

The Customer Care Bar Has Never Been Higher, so Brands Must Automate to Keep Up

Product and price have been the foundational differentiators in retail for decades. However, in a world plagued with ever-evolving consumer expectations and innovative new competitors, relying on these differentiators is no longer giving brands the competitive advantage they need to thrive among the fierce competition. It’s easier than ever for consumers to perform price comparisons […]