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Transformation and the Future of the Outsourcing Industry

Posted by Chris Gayner on 12/09/16 08:06

Yesterday, Raconteur released the Future of Outsourcing Report, which looks at the trends shaping the outsourcing industry and the rising popularity of using freelancers, nearshoring and bringing customer service back to the UK.

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Topics: Strategy, Innovation, News & media, Retail, Travel & Leisure, Technology, Non-specific to a Function, Profit

Global Robotic Workforce Report Reveals Positive Outlook Towards Automation

Posted by Chris Gayner on 02/08/16 09:52

Genfour’s first Robotic Workforce Research compiled the results of a global survey of business to establish the sentiment surrounding robotics and the journey towards the automated workplace. So, what were the findings?

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Topics: Strategy, Innovation, Change, People, Perspectives, Technology, Non-specific to a Sector, Non-specific to a Function, Profit

Over half of global business leaders embrace robots, and 94% open to a robotic future

Posted by James Hall on 26/07/16 08:55

- Robotic Workforce Research reveals one third of businesses believe the speed of change will be fast, and have imminent plans to automate

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Topics: Strategy, Innovation, Change, Perspectives, Technology, Non-specific to a Sector, Non-specific to a Function, Profit, Growth

James Hall Shares his Robotic Process Automation Checklist with CIO Review

Posted by Chris Gayner on 22/07/16 07:40

With the workplace becoming increasingly automated, many CIOs have concerns about implementing Robotic Process Automation (RPA). Where will the robots live? Will automation be a threat, or an opportunity?

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Topics: Strategy, Innovation, News & media, Technology, Non-specific to a Sector, Non-specific to a Function

Forrester and the Cognitive Tipping Point

Posted by James Hall on 01/07/16 05:32

Will the robots replace us? A new report released by Forrester predicts a collaborative future for man and the machine.

As the automation market continues to grow, the report, titled The Future Of White-Collar Work: Sharing Your Cubicle With Robots, investigates the role that artificial intelligence will play in white-collar jobs in the future.

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Topics: Strategy, Innovation, Perspectives, Technology, Non-specific to a Sector, Non-specific to a Function

Management and the Machine: Staying one step ahead

Posted by James Hall on 22/06/16 04:46

As machine learning hits the vertical part of the exponential curve, what will it take to be an effective executive?

The rise of ‘soft-skills’

There’s no doubt that the workforce will need to reskill in order to adapt to the workplace of the near future, and executive leaders in particular will need to refine one specific skill set: soft skills.

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Topics: Strategy, Innovation, People, Perspectives, Technology, Non-specific to a Sector, Non-specific to a Function

Moore’s Law and the Road to Robotic Process Automation

Posted by James Hall on 27/05/16 04:14

Just over 50 years after Gordon E. Moore proposed a measurement to predict the rate of technological transformation, Genfour takes a look at whether Moore’s Law still stands today, and if it can be applied to Robotics Process Automation (RPA).

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Topics: Data, Strategy, Innovation, Perspectives, Technology, Non-specific to a Sector, Non-specific to a Function

AI: Already In (our lives)

Posted by James Hall on 17/05/16 08:23

While luminaries in the fields of technology, robotics and innovation such as Stephen Hawking, Bill Gates and Elon Musk have sounded caution around advances in machine learning and the impact it might have, there’s little doubt that artificial intelligence has the capacity to change the world.

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Topics: Strategy, Innovation, Perspectives, Non-specific to a Sector, Non-specific to a Function

Robots and the Future of Humanity: Highlights from the FT’s special series

Posted by James Hall on 06/05/16 10:48

At the beginning of May, the Financial Times launched a special series on robots and their impact on the future of humanity. Over the course of the series, titled ‘Robots: Friend or foe?’, the FT team meet the robots, talk to people who are already living and working with them, and consult some of the best brains in the field. We take a look at a few of the highlights from the series:

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Topics: Strategy, Innovation, Change, Perspectives, Technology, Non-specific to a Sector, Non-specific to a Function

50 Reasons to Love Robots

Posted by James Hall on 07/04/16 06:07

To celebrate National Robotics Week 2016, our Founder and CEO, James Hall, shared 50 reasons to love robots with Robotics and Automation News. Read the full article here.

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Topics: Strategy, Innovation, News & media, Technology, Non-specific to a Sector, Non-specific to a Function

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