In our experience, the most important but angst-ridden and difficult step for customers is moving from RPA-curious to taking the plunge - developing the right Automation Anywhere deployment strategy, and preferably one which embodies and builds upon best-practice foundations.
The Thin Client – a workstation with no physical storage, no processor and no memory-hungry graphical operating system – basically a screen and keyboard accessing personal applications and data remotely – was touted widely in Information Technology for a long time, particularly by the late lamented Sun Microsystems, intent on breaking the WIntel control of the corporate desktop. Arguably it became a widespread reality because of the high-speed internet and Cloud technologies.
The European Union General Data Protection Regulation(GDPR) was adopted by the EU in April 2016 and comes into effect in May 2018. It’s currently getting huge online coverage - with consultancies offering training and advice on how to avoid the eye-watering fines potentially incurred for non-compliance.
Perceived benefits from Robotic Process Automation are changing.
A great couple of days at Automation Anywhere’s Imagine event in London, which helped crystallise impressions of how the RPA market is evolving.
As we’re all aware, there’s increasing pressure on companies, and down the food-chain on their IT operations, to take the corporate use of technology to a new level. This is called various things – Digital Transformation and the Fourth Industrial Revolution are two that come to mind – but the themes are the same: more efficient use of IT resource to do more with less, closer alignment of technology with overall business goals and strategy, and the use of technology not simply to do business better, but to do it in radical new ways.