With Automation, What Happens to the Humans?

Automation is clearly a two-edged sword. While applying automation, robotics and artificial intelligence capabilities to business processes can help businesses boost efficiency, quality and profitability, the resulting displacement of human workers can also inflict damage to the very fiber of the organization. Rather than focusing on how these technologies will replace humans, however, I prefer […]

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Merger and Acquisition Playbook Digitization

The pace of merger and acquisition may have reduced from last year (2015) in other sectors but technology is the busiest sector for M&A in 2016 as per reports in Wall Street Journal . M&A in Technology industry will continue to rise in 2017 both in number and deal size as per KPMG report.Most of the […]

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Artificial Intelligence Can Provide Real Payoffs

Artificial intelligence (AI) was a big deal back when I was in engineering school (which wasn’t just yesterday). Through the years, AI’s evolution has produced multiple hype cycles, followed by disillusionment. Today, in the time of Digital Disruption 2.0, AI’s ascent looks a bit different. It’s building on its foundation of machine learning and cognitive computing […]

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Robotic Automation Can Unleash Reimagination

Robotic process automation is spreading across banking and financial services. The origins of automation extend back to 1745, when English blacksmith Edmund Lee patented the rotating fantail that keeps a windmill’s sails pointed into the wind. The first completely automated industrial process emerged toward the end of the 1700s, when American inventor Oliver Evans developed the […]

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Turning Robotic Process Automation Challenges Into Real Solutions

Not all Robotic Process Automation (RPA) projects go smoothly.  In fact, sometimes it seems like bumpy roads can be the norm, rather than the exception.  How should you approach a troubled RPA project? What practices can be applied to turn a project around when things go sideways? I’d like to share an example with you. […]

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6 Strategies to Successfully Pilot a Robotic Process Automation Project

If you’re thinking about automating some of your business processes, you’re likely looking for two outcomes – lowering operating cost and improving your customer and employee experiences. Sometimes it’s just not possible to do a complete digital process transformation. You may not have the time, resources, or budget for that kind of project, but you still may need […]

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M&A Advisors Shift to Automation

This year in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) is off to a rough start, with the demise of many of the biggest M&A deals: Office Depot’s and Staples, Pfizer’s $160-billion acquisition of Allergan, and Honeywell’s $103-billion acquisition of United Technologies.  Speculators might place the blame on regulatory concerns, but according to HBR, it is not uncommon for 70-90% of acquisitions to turn into abysmal failures without […]

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