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Intelligent technology will shape the future of retail

Amido research shows 88% of retail tech decision makers (TDMs) see the potential of the likes of AI, AR and VR as ways to increase their competitive advantage, but many are struggling trying to meet the convenience demands of consumers.

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Vontobel scales Appian Robotic Process Automation (RPA) across the company

Swiss investment firm deploys Appian RPA in the cloud to support operational excellence through automated and unified workflows.

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UiPath partners with Snowflake

Enables customers to perform long-term historical analysis to scale their automation journeys to the next level.

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The robotics industry will pass the $500bn mark in 2030

Robots have not taken over the world yet, but there will definitely be a lot more of them by the end of the decade. GlobalData, a leading data and analytics company, forecasts that the robotics industry will pass the $500bn mark in 2030, after a decade of growing at double-digit rates. That is an impressive figure for an industry that generated global revenue of just $45.3bn in 2020.

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Digital robot saves five years in administrative time

Conwy Council has successfully migrated 11 million data records in just four months, by supporting its team with a digital workforce of 40 virtual robots. As a result, the team has achieved a time saving equivalent to 2,000 working days.

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Security and silos hold back automation initiatives

IT and Business collaboration proves key to overcoming security and integration challenges; Almost 9 out of 10 organizations agree that IT and business alignment has improved in the last 12 months driving faster innovation, together.

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Security and automation are top priorities

Kaseya’s seventh benchmark survey finds cybersecurity and data protection continue to present the biggest challenges amidst a rise in cyberattacks.

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Chatbots need to raise their game?

CM.com, a global Conversational Commerce platform, has released the details of new industry research examining the impact of chatbots on customer service and employee experience.

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April King Legal to offer clients AI legal advice with Amelia

Nottingham, UK-based law firm hires Amelia as a digital legal assistant to improve client experience of legal services.

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Intelligent automation can unlock $850 million annual value for CSPs

CSPs across North America, Europe, Latin America, EMEA and APAC disclose plans for automation.

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Majority of organisations plan automation investment

New survey reveals that 48% accelerated automation projects as a result of the pandemic, with cost savings, customer satisfaction, and employee productivity as primary drivers.

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ABBYY launches no-code platform Vantage 2 and AI Marketplace

Vantage 2 delivers ready-to-use AI skills for intelligent automation. The ABBYY Marketplace allows users to try cognitive skills accelerating their automation initiatives.

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Automation Anywhere and Google Cloud partner

New strategic alliance will bring the Automation 360 platform to Google Cloud, and generate industry solutions that combine Google Cloud AI and ML technology with Automation Anywhere’s award-winning, cloud-native RPA capabilities.

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Monmouthshire Building Society uses Blue Prism's AI Digital Robots

Additional digital workers enable 24x7 business operations, improve accuracy and reduce risk.

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Ultima acquires global cloud services provider Just After Midnight

Automation and infrastructure service provider, Ultima Business Solutions Limited, owned by Apse Capital Limited, has acquired Just After Midnight, a global cloud services provider to digital business. Just After Midnight will form a new cloud and application services division within Ultima and will continue to scale its industry-leading full-stack 24/7 support for brands and their digital agencies.

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Videos

Interview with Pallavi Otawkar, Vice President R&D Operations for ServiceMax. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Interview with Asha Ramakrishna, VP of Engineering, Runtime Security at Sysdig. Women working in the IT industry share their experiences – covering the opportunities they have had, the challenges they have had to overcome during their careers to date, and offering plenty of constructive thoughts and observations as to what improvements still need to be made when it comes to improving diversity within the workplace.
Andrew Slater, Practice Director - Cloud, at Node4, discusses the company’s recent Future of Hybrid Cloud report, which finds that the majority of end users are beginning to understand which workloads belong in the public cloud and which don’t. Alongside the development of this ‘traditional’ hybrid approach, Andy highlights the emergence of a new hybrid cloud model, with public cloud provider software being introduced into end users’ own IT environments.
Alex Brew, Regional Director, Northern Europe at Vertiv., shares the company’s predictions for the data centre industry in 2023. Expect energy efficiency-related legislation and innovation - with alternatives to diesel generators and the final ‘arrival’ of liquid cooling on the horizon – alongside the excitement and uncertainty of 5G, edge and the metaverse!

Expert Opinions

By Lee Martin-King, North EMEA Commercial Sales Director, AMD.
Lenovo is in the first group of companies to receive net-zero validation from Science Based Targets initiative, making it the first PC and smartphone maker and one of only 139 companies around the world with targets validated by the Net-Zero Standard.
New Okta research finds that perceptions around hybrid work have improved, but security and tech challenges are more prevalent than ever.
By Simon Crocker, Senior Director, Systems Engineering, Palo Alto Networks.