Will 2016 Be the (Real) Year of the Robot?

As 2016 has (yet again) been proclaimed “The Year of the Robot ”, the Robotic Process Automation (RPA) story has evolved into even more drama, with at least two opposing sides.  One side predicts Intelligent Automation leads to symbiotic relationships between machines and people and a new era of prosperity, and the other forecasts unrecoverable unemployment, […]

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Why Automation Will Live Up to Its Hype

Cost optimization. Scale. Greater efficiency in operations. These are pretty typical outcomes that executives should expect with new digital investments. Right?  But so many technologies bandy these benefits about that it is becoming increasingly difficult for leaders to decipher which technology actually drives more results. One emerging technology that has grown at an accelerated rate over the […]

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Talking Automation at IAOP’s 2016 World Summit

Automation to dominate conversations at best-known outsourcing summit This week, hundreds of outsourcing professionals will make the trip to IAOP’s annual World Summit. Yet again, automation will be the headliner for much debate as leading outsourcing buyers, providers, advisers, and analysts gather to talk about the trends shaping our industry’s future. Two years ago, following the summit’s last trip […]

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Intelligent Automation Is Making People and Businesses Smarter

It’s coming into focus that automation and digitization are disrupting business as usual, stoking fears of the massive unemployment (see McKinsey’s take, Oxford’s analysis, and MIT’s view). But while intelligent automation can mean fewer humans required, it also drives productivity to breakthrough levels by empowering people to do more in less time and with greater accuracy, freeing costs […]

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Out-Smarted: How Robotic Process Automation Unlocks Value

Is Robotic Process Automation really in our future? One day this blog could be written by a robot—and the day may not be far away. Language makes us human. It’s the vehicle for conveying information, communicating perspectives, dictating policy and creating poetry. We consider it exclusively our own domain. Could our ability to communicate one […]

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Intelligent Automation – Welcome to the Big Leagues

Google the term “process automation,” and you’ll quickly realize that it’s also called any number of other things: Service Delivery Automation Robotic Process Automation Intelligent Process Automation Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence Cognitive Computing Autonomics Simple as alphabet soup, right? This search result reflects a confusing market that is still up for grabs. The debate over how to define the […]

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Do, Think, and Learn: Framework for Intelligent Process Automation

The business ecosystem of process-automation technologies and the terminology, acronyms, and jargon surrounding it are evolving so quickly that it’s as if technology is outpacing most organizations’ capabilities to make sense of everything. Let’s not forget the speed of newer products on the scene making the possibilities of automation technologies even harder to visualize. Let me give you […]

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Zap! Applying the Power of Digital to the Electricity Grid

The largest (connected) machine in the world In 2000, the National Academy of Engineering named the U.S. electric power grid as one of the greatest inventions of the twentieth century, one that’s known as the largest machine in the world. This machine has more than 200,000 miles of high-voltage lines (>230 kV) and 3 million miles of distribution circuits. […]

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Cognizant’s Expertise in Robotic Process Automation Earns Industry Recognition

Market specialists embedding Robotic Process Automation into offerings and applying expertise in industry functions to the next generation of smart processes Cognizant’s Intelligent Process Automation services recently earned our company the top designation of “Market Specialist” in robotic process automation (RPA) in a new report published by Mindfields, a Sydney-based management advisory firm. Cognizant was recognized […]

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