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3 Amazing Automation Tools for Startups

Nov 9, 2018 11:02:00 AM by Anthony Coggine

Life for the owner of a startup can be stressful and filled with rapid-fire choices that can hobble progress and add an undue burden. Luckily for startup owners everywhere automation has become a ubiquitous technology and is innovating in the business sector every day.

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Topics: digital transformation,, automation

Governance and Compliance Processes Ripe for AI Automation

Oct 29, 2018 11:05:00 AM by John F. Mancini

In The State of Intelligent Information Management: Getting Ahead of the Digital Transformation Curve and in GDPR after the Deadline: Progress, But a Long Way to Go, AIIM began an examination of one of the four key IIM practice areas — Automating Compliance and Governance.

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Topics: governance, compliance, records management, automation

Can Machine Learning Defeat the Venerable Structured Template?

Oct 9, 2018 10:30:00 AM by Greg Council

The venerable template allows structured form data to be accurately extracted. In the document capture industry, the concept of templates where you specify the location of each data element is a tried-and-true strategy for structured forms. If the form is standardized, giving the software the precise place to look for data will almost always result in better performance over alternatives such as rules-based approaches using keywords or patterns. Even with unstructured data such as on invoices, we find that many organizations have opted for a template approach after finding that more flexible, rules-based approaches fall short. The result is a tremendous amount of upfront effort and a lot of maintenance.

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Topics: data, automation, digital transformation,, Artificial Intelligence, machine learning

Document Automation: Having Your Cake…

Oct 5, 2018 11:40:00 AM by Greg Council

Having your cake and eating it, too, is a proverb that’s almost 500 years old, which means you cannot have two incompatible things at the same time.

So many examples of situations exist where you face two mutually exclusive options. Let’s take document capture. Document capture software is designed to automate document-oriented tasks such as sorting or extracting key data. In order to achieve that automation, you must spend time to configure the software to identify documents and reliably locate and extract that data with a high enough degree of accuracy that your staff need only be involved in verifying a small percentage of it.

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Topics: data, automation, digital transformation,, Artificial Intelligence

Are We Prepared for the Rise of Automation?

Sep 25, 2018 11:25:00 AM by Greg Robinson

We are barreling toward a future of automation. A great proportion of the six million US manufacturing jobs that have disappeared over the last few decades were lost as a direct result of automation’s slow absorption of physical labor and factory work. Now the pace is quickening. Because of the rapid development of artificial intelligence, the reach of automation is expanding, too.

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Topics: automation

Preview - 5 Things You Need to Know About Information Overload and Automating Governance

Aug 10, 2018 1:32:24 PM by John Mancini

As a preview to our upcoming multi-client market research report on the emerging intersection between information governance & security and analytics & machine learning, we asked 50 senior executives and decision-makers for their perspectives on five of the questions we’ll be asking in our research (just a snapshot of the 20+ questions we’ll be asking in the actual survey).

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Topics: information governance, information security, compliance, automation

Artificial Intelligence Could Vastly Improve Our Work Lives

Jun 25, 2018 9:45:00 AM by Donna Howard

Artificial intelligence has the ability to change our lives for the better. Increasingly, businesses are looking to automation to complete tasks in a more cost effective and efficient manner. Unfortunately, automation may lead to job loss. In fact, the finance, manufacturing, and service industries have already cut jobs due to automation.

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Topics: employee engagement, AI, Artificial Intelligence, automation

[Guest Post] Infosecurity: 3 Industry Trends to Follow

Jun 21, 2018 10:30:00 AM by Tanya Brooks

In light of recent events, we can all agree that information security has been criminally overlooked on some major fronts across most industries. Absolutely mind-boggling attacks on major corporations like Sony, Yahoo and Equifax have consecrated InfoSec in the most frightening way possible. It is entirely possible that InfoSec had been given the resources it needed in those conditional circumstances but, given the unmitigated damage and lack of response, it is beyond fair to say that InfoSec may not have been a high priority. The benefit, if any, of these attacks is that they cemented the need for InfoSec in all businesses of all sizes.

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Topics: automation, Artificial Intelligence, information security, security

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

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

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