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Understanding And Wisely Implementing Robotic Process Automation

By Vishal Awasthi The manufacturing industry is one of the earliest adopters of automation, in fact they have been using machines and even robotics to assemble, test, and package their products for a long time. While robotics has helped manufacturers automate physical tasks for several decades, they are now looking to help automate their back-office functions through Robotic Process Automation...

Enterprise Cloud Security: Is Blockchain Technology the Missing Link?

June 14, 2018 | By Douglas Bonderud Blockchain made headlines recently as the transaction infrastructure for bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, but this shared ledger solution is now being reimagined as a way to bridge the enterprise security gap. In fact, 60 percent of companies have already implemented (or plan to implement) blockchain technology — with 28 percent actively testing solutions...

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5 things to know before implementing robotic process automation into your business

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By Will Wu and Tom Racciatti  – West Monroe Partners Jun 11, 2018 It is easy to start celebrating once your robot successfully automates a process for the first time. However, the real work begins in the testing phase to ensure the robot handles exceptions properly. Robotic process automation (RPA) can be a powerful tool in any company’s arsenal and is on...

Automation will be the future of collections for utilities

06/06/2018 at 10:27am Debbie Nolan, commercial director, Arvato Financial Solutions "Debt recovery is repetitive and process heavy, requiring the management of a significant amount of often disparate customer information" Bad debt continues to be a big problem for utility businesses. Last year a major report from Ofwat and PwC highlighted the amount of revenue owed to water providers alone has topped £2.2...

Mastercard Wins Patent for Blockchain Travel Itinerary Bidding System

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Financial services giant Mastercard has won a patent for a blockchain system that allows travelers to submit desired itineraries and merchants to submit bids for each service request. The patent, awarded to Mastercard by the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) on June 7, aims to streamline the global travel industry by connecting travelers to a wider range of hotels,...

Understanding Blockchain 101: Untangling Myth from Reality

CIO Network Insights and ideas for technology leaders.  Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. Randy Bean | Contributor Blockchain is the latest business and technology Holy Grail du jour. It is this year’s Artificial Intelligence or Big Data – both now “so yesterday” when measured by fervor. I recently wrote in this space about How Blockchain is Impacting Healthcare and...

Robotic Process Automation And Artificial Intelligence In HR And Business Support – It’s Coming

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Bernard Marr , CONTRIBUTOR Opinions expressed by Forbes Contributors are their own. The use of robotics and advanced analytics are apparent and mature in industrial settings, while in support functions such as HR, it has the potential to be just as revolutionary but the uptake has been a little slower. For example, in HR, onboarding – the process of hiring new members...

Is the future of wallets on the blockchain?

15:30 07 Jun 2018 In this guest editorial Gabriele Giancola, co-founder and chief executive of qiibee, a blockchain-powered loyalty ecosystem, explains what a digital wallet is and why they are essential for cryptocurrency There were some 21mln digital wallet transactions last year Cryptocurrencies have been capturing the attention of investors, users and bystanders alike, which was largely driven by the steep incline...

Automation will be the future of collections for utilities

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Debbie Nolan, commercial director, Arvato Financial Solutions 06/06/2018 at 10:27am "Debt recovery is repetitive and process heavy, requiring the management of a significant amount of often disparate customer information" Bad debt continues to be a big problem for utility businesses. Last year a major report from Ofwat and PwC highlighted the amount of revenue owed to water providers alone has topped £2.2...