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#RightPartner: A light-hearted approach to tackle a big industry issue

Ian Barkin November 22, 2019Blog

Howdy, Partner. Recently, there’s been talk in the saloon about being downright disappointed with RPA. We’re here to set the record straight and explain why having the #RightPartner is critical for intelligent automation at scale.

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The Challenge of Scale: Orchestrating Intelligent Automation, Part 4 of 4

AJ Hanna & David Rombough November 04, 2019Blog

In our first three posts of this series, we’ve established how to describe scale, why to avoid shiny objects (aka quick wins), and the key attributes that make for an environment where scale can be effectively enabled. In our final post of the series, we’re putting it all together.

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Four takeaways from UiPath Forward III

Symphony Voices October 29, 2019Blog

Earlier this month, three thousand automation professionals (122% increase from 2018) attended the two-day UiPath Forward III conference in Las Vegas. The conference, geared toward current and curious UiPath users, offered a glimpse into the potential of intelligent automation (IA) and brought ...

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The Challenge of Scale: Common Attributes & Capabilities Among Successfully Scaled Programs, Part 3 of 4

AJ Hanna & David Rombough October 25, 2019Blog

Our first two posts in The Challenge of Scale series (Understanding Deep vs. Wide & Beware the Quick Win Syndrome) help explain why scaling is so difficult. But now, we’d like to turn our focus to those attributes that are inherent to an automation program that is ready to scale. We’ll also ...

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The Challenge of Scale: Beware the Quick Win Syndrome, Part 2 of 4

AJ Hanna & David Rombough October 18, 2019Blog

One of the greatest advantages of RPA is its ability to provide value in a relatively short period of time, as compared to custom coding and other technologies. It has certainly been one of - if not THE - major selling points for the software. And while speed-to-value is a key driver, it is ...

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The Challenge of Scale: Understanding a Deep vs. Wide Approach, Part 1 of 4

AJ Hanna & David Rombough October 10, 2019Blog
 

Over the past year we’ve seen a significant shift in market as organizations deal with two conflicting realities:

  1. The underlying technology of intelligent automation (IA) is a proven commodity precluding the need for pilots and proofs-of-concept (POC)
  2. The vast majority of IA programs have ...
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AJ Hanna's 3 "Ds" of Intelligent Automation

AJ Hanna May 29, 2019Blog

I have been pondering for a while trying to capture the essence of what I really think those of us responsible for automation implementation are trying to do.  Can we narrow it down to a handful of things to use as anchoring points?  We all just want it simple and efficient, don’t we? 

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Start Small, but Don’t Think Small

Ian Barkin February 26, 2019Blog

It’s 2019. I think it’s quite likely that every global enterprise has deployed or experimented with RPA in some form at this point. But, few have achieved significant scale. And there’s a reason for that. They started small, and thought small.

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