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GDPR: The Cost of Continual Compliance

Chris Gayner April 12, 2018Blog

Speaking with Data, Compliance and Legal experts in global businesses, a question that many are grappling with is: What is the Total Cost of Continual Compliance over the coming 3 years?

This is an important question as it helps define the strategic approach to solving continual compliance, post ...

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Out, damned bot! Out, I say!

admin April 01, 2018Blog

Symphony Ventures Expands Service Suite yet again –  Now Offers Robot Exorcisms

Symphony Ventures, the world’s largest and most decorated RPA Pureplay is proud to say, “we’ve done it again!”.  Following a string of firsts, the solution designers at Symphony announce the launch of its newest ...

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ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Cutting through the complexity of AI

Chris Gayner February 09, 2018Blog

The 'AI' space is complex

Not only is it notoriously difficult to categorise (is AI Machine Learning? Deep Learning? Intelligent Automation? Orchestration?... All of the above?… none of the above? or some of the above?) the landscape of players claiming to do AI is growing at an exponential pace.

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GDPR: Can Automation Enable Continual Compliance?

Chris Gayner February 07, 2018Blog

Upon reaching a major milestone in our Intelligent GDPR Product (contact me to find out more), I thought it worth sharing some interesting musings I’ve had along the way – all of which originated from a very simple question:

Can automation enable companies to manage continual GDPR compliance?

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Cashing in on the Future

Pascal Baker December 21, 2017Blog

A financial incentive is a key driver for new business initiatives and investments. Future of Work technologies have a lot of potential to reduce costs, but they also have many additional benefits, called non-cashable benefits. Despite their name, it is possible to drive additional revenues ...

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RPA Challenge : "Beat the Bots" at SIG Fall Summit

admin October 20, 2017Blog

Symphony Ventures, in partnership with Robotic Process Automation (RPA) software tool provider, UiPath, hosted a “Beat the Bots” challenge at the 2017 SIG Fall Executive Summit hosted in Carlsbad, CA earlier this month. 

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Introducing The RPA Bible: Your Practical and Technical Guide to RPA

David Brain October 18, 2017Blog

The world is becoming increasingly digitized. As more consumers come to rely on digital technologies, businesses must rethink how they approach process optimization and their legacy systems. At the forefront of this transformation is Robotic Process Automation (RPA), which is upending ...

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Killing the Front-Office, Middle-Office, Back-Office Model

Pascal Baker October 11, 2017Blog

The front-office, middle-office, back-office model has established itself as a standard business model over decades of operational evolution. Traditionally, the model splits client-facing work from supporting functions and transactional, data-heavy tasks. Splitting work up in this way, allows ...

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The Beauty of Standardization

Pascal Baker June 21, 2017Blog

The principle that technology performs technology jobs and humans perform human jobs is a simple one. Virtual and human workers each have their own strengths that should be employed and valued. The difficulty lies in determining the best fit for each role and responsibility, especially when a ...

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Why A Digital Workforce Requires a New Mindset

Pascal Baker May 18, 2017Blog

Previously we considered the questions:

  • “What does your business do?” and “What are the goals of your business?”
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Choose Your Machine Wisely

Pascal Baker January 10, 2017Blog

There is an interesting parallel between cycling in a Grand Tour and implementing Robotic Process Automation, especially when it comes to choosing your machine. Symphony CCO Pascal Baker explains the analogy...

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Krakow Set To Become Near-Shore Automation Capital

David Poole May 16, 2016Blog

It’s always a pleasure to visit the beautiful city of Krakow.  An historic and ancient city but surprisingly vibrant and youthful.   I have seen many changes over the past 20 years that I have known this city.  When I first visited, Krakow was a dreary and dark city still languishing in its ...

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The 2016 RPA Survey

admin May 13, 2016Blog

Symphony Ventures are practitioners in Robotic Process Automation, so it is in our interest that information about RPA is presented in a clear and informative manner. Unfortunately not everyone seems to share that ideal. Partly due to the sector’s newness, but also due to the excesses of ...

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RPA and AI - the same but different

Andrew Burgess December 09, 2015Blog

For a conference run by the Institute of Robotic Process Automation (IRPA), there sure was a lot of talk about Artificial Intelligence (AI). Unfortunately, most of that talk only seemed to confuse people about this latest, and most-hyped of, technologies. There were frameworks presented which ...

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Wake Up to the Future of Work - 5 insights for process innovation

David Poole November 16, 2015Blog

Hardly a day passes without some new and significant news related to Artificial Intelligence or Robotic Process Automation. Decision makers in large and small organisations alike are bombarded with technology discussions and predictions about what might or might not happen at the hands of these ...

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RPA and AI in Claims Processing

Andrew Burgess September 09, 2015Blog

As many of us know, the insurance sector is in a low growth phase, not helped by ever-increasing regulation and compliance and the inevitable ‘margin pressure’. But the biggest change driver in the sector, in my opinion, must be the rapidly increasing customer expectations. Customers really do ...

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Robo Babies

Andrew Burgess September 01, 2015Blog

There was a fascinating article from Cambridge University recently which described how a robot has designed better 'babies' for itself. A few commentators dismissed this as 'AI hubris', but, for me, this is a very significant development in the advancement (good or bad) of artificial ...

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An executive's checklist for RPA or Where to start when you're considering an RPA strategy

Ian Barkin August 27, 2015Blog

For years, companies have been looking for ways to reduce the cost and burden of routine and repetitive tasks. Many turned to outsourcing and offshoring as a way to accomplish this goal, but outsourcing comes with a whole new set of issues: political, economic and cultural.

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Why your mum was wrong when she taught you that ‘compromise is best’

Pascal Baker August 25, 2015Blog

For many years I have believed that we are entering the age of the ‘Super Supplier’ or the ‘One Stop Shop’. I have sat through too many presentations where global software and services firms have presented their integrated service oriented platform aspirations,where the seamlessly integrated ...

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What is Digital Labor?

admin August 20, 2015Blog

Many executives are considering adoption of digital labor, also known as robotic process automation or RPA. RPA is a catalyst for business transformation, and it will touch every aspect of the business, including:

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