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Experience

Data at the edge, vol. II: Enriched business intelligence

Miracles have been performed, mountains have been moved and now your executives have easy access to the data they need to develop insightful organizational strategies. But do your business units and front-line workers have the data they need to execute on that strategy? Whether you’ve centralized your data or not, chances are you’ve identified places…

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Cloud Services

Data at the edge, vol. I: The right information in the right place at the right time

Having the right information at the right time empowers positive customer experiences, enables executives to make proactive decisions and allows employees to be more productive. To get data in the right place at the right time, however, your business units need a quick, reliable way to curate the information they need from the sources that…

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Experience

The modern traveler's journey: Powered by data and technology

In 2018—in the US alone—consumers spent $2.1 trillion on travel. As the buying power of Millennials and Gen Z expands and they increasingly crave new adventures over material possessions, that number is poised for growth. Knowing that today’s consumers are researching, booking and interfacing with brands in different ways, predominantly on mobile, companies are leveraging…

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Cloud Services

Infographic: Move your data to the intelligent edge with Azure

What do we mean when we talk about moving data to the "intelligent edge?" At its core, we mean getting the right information in the right place at the right time. With 2.5 quintillion bytes of data created every day, that task is far easier said than done for most companies. Fortunately, tools like Microsoft…

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Cloud Services

Brief: Strengthen your security posture against today’s cyberattacks

More cloud adoption means that an increasing amount of sensitive business data is vulnerable to exposure. It’s now more important than ever to create an effective security posture in an “always-on” world. Proper security planning can save your organization serious legal and financial consequences. Gone are the days when a simple security approach was enough.…

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Technology

Outlook: Where Is RPA Headed?

This article series began with examining what robotic process automation (RPA) is. It then made the case for why you should implement RPA in your organization. Following that was an examination of when to use RPA. Most recently, we covered how to scale RPA. This final article examines where RPA is headed. The most powerful…

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Technology

Top Uses for Robotic Process Automation

In our previous post, we discussed what robotic process automation (RPA) is, distinguishing it from other automation tools, and provided a taxonomy of RPA using industry examples. We’ll discuss five reasons why you should use RPA. We’ll again provide real-world examples for each reason, demonstrating the tangible, quantifiable benefits RPA can bring. Profitability If you…

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Technology

The Keys to Scale RPA

Imagine for a moment that you’re a mortgage analyst at XYZ Mortgage. Part of your job involves opening each loan application document emailed to you, opening the attached Excel file, copying the property address from cell A4 on the second sheet, and pasting that data into the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) address validation website.…

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Technology

When to Use RPA: Necessary vs. Profitable Characteristics

In our previous post, we discussed five reasons why you should use robotic process automation (RPA) to optimize your business processes. We talked about profitability, rapidity, efficiency, interoperability, and traceability. This post will cover when to use RPA. It’s not a silver bullet for every problem your business has, but when applied correctly, it can…

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Technology

What is RPA? Robotic Process Automation Explained

From the robots in Amazon warehouses to the Internet of Things, automation is becoming more commonplace in sectors previously unoccupied by robots. The financial benefits of automation are predicted to be nearly $2 trillion globally. Financial services firms have embraced automation on the front end, implementing solutions such as algorithmic trading. However, the potential for…

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Workforce Solutions

4 Key questions to ask your IT talent provider

This will come as no surprise—it’s getting harder and harder to find qualified IT talent. The unemployment rate…

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Strategy + Insights

Brief: Create a pragmatic application modernization plan

It’s easy to get overwhelmed at the prospect of updating an entire portfolio of applications. But moving forward…

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Technology

Outlook: Where Is RPA Headed?

This article series began with examining what robotic process automation (RPA) is. It then made the case for…

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Operational Excellence

14 Must-Know Mobile App Best Practices

Mobile technology use is at an all time high as 80 percent of internet surfers now own a…

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