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RPA - Is it the Answer to Our Dreams of Easier Business Automation?

May 23, 2018 10:05:00 AM by Alan Pelz-Sharpe

I’ve been involved in some way or another in the world of business process automation (BPM) for over twenty years. I was the author of AIIM’s first BPM training course back in 2006. I’m a big fan of the idea of reengineering business processes, but there is no getting away from the fact that BPM projects are complex and scary – they require buy-in from the top (which is always difficult) and are seldom inexpensive undertakings.

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Topics: process automation, training, business process management, automation, bpm, rpa, robotic process automation

Blockchain Unchained - Discovering its Potential in Information Management

May 21, 2018 9:49:00 AM by Alan Pelz-Sharpe

Blockchain is the hot topic of the IT industry – the explosive and rapid growth of BitCoin has taken the obscure technology of distributed ledgers into mainstream consciousness. But the question we want to ask is “Does Blockchain have a role to play in Information Management? Does it have a role beyond cryptocurrencies?

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Topics: training, blockchain

Digital Leaders Tackle Information Chaos at its Origins

May 18, 2018 10:51:36 AM by John F. Mancini

In a recent AIIM Industry Watch survey -- State of Intelligent Information Management: Getting Ahead of the Digital Transformation Curve -- I asked this question -- “Agree or Disagree: Digitizing and standardizing business inputs is one of the key bottlenecks for Digital Transformation.” The results are clear: Information chaos needs to be tackled at its origins.

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Topics: digital transformation,, information capture, intelligent capture, parascript

Clearing the Complication - Making Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence Accessible and Useful

May 17, 2018 10:32:00 AM by Alan Pelz-Sharpe

These days it feels almost impossible to have a conversation with anyone involved in the world of Information Management without bringing up machine learning and artificial intelligence. Everyone is talking about it, everyone has an opinion, everyone claims to be doing it — or at least thinking about doing it. AI is part of the popular zeitgeist, entering our lives in the form of autonomous vehicles on our roads, Alexa in our homes, and a burgeoning AI arms race between rival world powers. Yet despite all the talk, no one really seems to agree on what its real impact will be. In fact, everyone seems to have a different definition for what ‘it’ even is. There are those telling us it’s nothing new and its potential is over-hyped, while others tell us that AI and Machine Learning will make us all redundant.

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Topics: training, machine learning, Artificial Intelligence

Is Automation Obtainable? It is in your Accounts Payable Department

May 3, 2018 10:34:00 AM by Theresa M. Resek, CIP

AP Automation is an obtainable goal in this century, in this decade, in this year! How, you may ask? If you can relate to this stat from recent AIIM research where 52% of respondents say their invoice processes take at least three days – some up to as many as 25 days – when using manual solutions for invoice data entry, validation, and approval using paper, you are a prime candidate. So where to start?

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Topics: finance, workflow, digital transformation,, accounts payable, financial process, accounting, intelligent information management

Digital Transformation Threatened by a Rising Tide of Information Chaos

Apr 25, 2018 2:50:21 PM by John F. Mancini

This is the third article in a series; the other two are:

Surviving Disruption -- Strategies for the Era of AI and Machine Learning

Looking at Information Management Through a Different Lens

Digital Transformation effectiveness is imperiled by a rising tide of information chaos and confusion.

AIIM believes that information is the currency that fuels an organization. As such, it is an organization’s most important asset. But at the very time that information assets are increasingly important, our ability to manage them is eroding due to the exploding volumes, variety, complexity, and velocity of information coming into our organizations. Addressing “Big Content” and the rising tides of information chaos is a prerequisite to solving the Digital Transformation puzzle.

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Topics: information chaos, content mangement, intelligent information management

Looking at Information Management Through a Different Lens

Apr 19, 2018 9:00:00 AM by John F. Mancini

Organizations need to think about how the advent of the third wave of exponential change – the drive to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning - will require them to look at the future through a different set of lenses.  I’d like to offer three of these “lenses” – I’m sure there are more – but I think these three are ones that those in this community are uniquely prepared to tackle.

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Topics: content mangement, intelligent information management

Surviving Disruption -- Strategies for the Era of AI and Machine Learning

Apr 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM by John F. Mancini

Truly disruptive moments occur only once in a generation. They occur when the cumulative inertia of technology innovation combines to disrupt business models. And the heart of disruption is ultimately when radical technology changes are standardized and then incorporated into new business models.

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Topics: machine learning, content mangement, intelligent information management, Artificial Intelligence

Guest Post--Will Automation Make Us More Human Centric?

Apr 17, 2018 12:05:00 PM by Tanya Brooks

Automation in the workplace is already well underway. The McKinsey Global Institute estimates that up to 50% of workplace tasks could be fully automated by 2055, if not before. For employees, this can be a daunting concept, as increased automation in professional settings could lead to job loss on a mass scale.

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Topics: automation, Artificial Intelligence

Guest Post -- Perspectives on Automation and Employment

Apr 16, 2018 5:15:57 PM by Donna Howard

Automation will have a global impact like nothing else we have ever seen. This is not to say that it is altogether a new idea. Decades ago, science minded dreamers from around the globe would paint philosophical dreamscapes that relayed a world built on the backs of human ingenuity.

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Topics: employee engagement

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