In the era of partnerships, which 2018 tech trends have powered business so far?

2018 has been marked by revelations that Cambridge Analytica used millions of Facebook users’ data to manipulate elections.[1] While Big Data has steadily grown more omnipresent in people’s lives, and concerns about privacy and autonomy with it, this event marked a tipping point in global consciousness – people have started to second-guess the benefits of many technologies.

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3 Reasons Why Your IT Department Resists RPA

In the age of digital optimisation, it’s no surprise that businesses are always on the lookout for ways to tighten up their operations, streamline processes and improve efficiency, both in terms of time and money. Robotic process automation (RPA) is one of the key technologies that has risen to meet this demand and as the bedrock of all digitised operations in your company, it’s logical that the IT department should be one of the first to embrace this new innovation.

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Is Your Corporation Disruption-Ready?

Thanks to the proliferation of digital technology, many established corporations have been disrupted by start-ups who have embraced technology to gain a competitive edge. Giants such as Blockbuster – who had the opportunity to buy Netflix for just $50 million in 2000 – have gone defunct, while the latter’s market cap recently passed $100 billion. So how does your corporation avoid the same fate? What distinguishes the disruptor from the disrupted?

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10 Steps to Business Optimisation from Velocity IT’s CEO

Business optimisation aims to streamline the individual processes within a company to achieve the same end results in a shorter space of time, using fewer resources, less financial outlay or minimising the occurrence of human error and bottlenecks. All of these inefficiencies can slow down your business, costing it valuable time and money, and optimisation seeks to analyse your existing model and tweak it for improved performance going forwards.

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Hatching Plans with the Chicken-and-Egg of Machine Learning

Machine learning represents an exciting new opportunity for business owners and entrepreneurs to streamline operations, optimise customer experience and free up their human workforce for more profitable uses of their time. Unfortunately, the intricacies of the technology mean that many CEOs, CIOs and COOs are left scratching their heads about how to implement a functional, successful system in the first place.

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Let’s Get Real About RPA

Demand for robotic process automation (RPA) solutions continues to escalate. Research firm Forrester predicts that RPA market growth will reach USD 2.9 billion in 2021, up from just USD 250 million in 2016.[1] But before you put software robotics front and centre of your business optimisation strategy, there’s a caveat. According to the same Forrester report, “to be sustained, RPA must offer more than plugging gaps in legacy systems”. Like any technology, RPA has its capabilities and shortcomings – and these need to be understood in the context of your business as well as the broader process automation landscape.

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RPA – It’s Not All About The Bots

Robotic process automation has been getting a lot of sensationalised media coverage lately with threats of mass unemployment making the headlines several times. The thing is, whilst it’s exciting to think of shiny robots joining you at the water cooler, that’s not what RPA is about! It’s quite boring actually, compared to the flashy computer-generated images of robots you see floating around today (of which we are guilty too).

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