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How Industry 4.0 and Automation Grew the World's Economy

The fourth industrial revolution is all about automation and the internet of things (IoT). Industry 4.0 drives innovation and introduces new ways for people to be more productive. It changes the scope of everything from the types of jobs available to how humans perform those tasks. 

The World Economic Forum found connectivity has reached a global scale. There are approximately 8.5 billion devices connected to the IOT. The COVID-19 pandemic accelerated the need for automation and remote work, advancing the IOT faster than expected.

5 Ways a Professional Certification can Benefit Your Business

There are many factors that will influence the success of your business in the short, mid, and long term. Among the most important elements of your growth strategy, however, you will find that investing in your employees is one of the best ways to drive your organization forward on numerous fronts. Whether you’re opening a SaaS business or growing one, or if you’re running a B2C company in a competitive niche, there is no denying that the right employees can take you to new heights of success.

5 Tips to Use AI and Automation to Simplify Workflow

Technology is enhancing our quality of life in our personal and professional realms. In business, AI-driven tech and automation software are revolutionizing entire industries and enhancing operational efficiency. There are many benefits that technology brings to the table in the modern business environment, and the features that AI and automation provide can help business leaders make better decisions over the long term.

Disaster Recovery remains an afterthought despite increasing frequency of failures and outages

London, UK – 27th January 2021 - iland, an industry-leading provider of secure application and data protection cloud services built on proven VMware technology, today released the findings of its research into organizations’ disaster recovery readiness. It found that less than two-thirds of organizations surveyed have a documented company-wide disaster recovery plan in place whilst only a comparatively small number of respondents rely on the cloud for their replication, suggesting that the move to the cloud – and DRaaS – has been slow among larger businesses.

SoftLanding boosts process automation for modern IBM i software developments in new TURNOVER® Lifecycle Manager release

PETERBOROUGH, NH, January 21, 2021 – SoftLanding Systems, the IBM i software division of UNICOM® Global, has introduced source stream file management into its IBM i application lifecycle management solution, TURNOVER® Lifecycle Manager (formerly known as TURNOVER® for iSeries). The new software release also adds an improved web user interface to support remote workers and for making application changes on the move.

The new capabilities help future-proof IBM i development and offer improved levels of flexibility, as Jim Fisher, SoftLanding Operations Manager, explained:

Prioritizing High Value Business Workflows Accelerates Digital Transformation

London, UK – January 19, 2021 – Kofax®, a leading supplier of Intelligent Automation software for digital workflow transformation, today announces Part 3 of its Intelligent Automation Benchmark Study, a Forrester Consulting thought-leadership paper commissioned by the company. As the global pandemic pushes organizations to accelerate digital transformation initiatives, business leaders increasingly must decide which automation projects to fund.

Quoting IT: Internet 3.0 is Political

"It turns out that when it comes to Information Technology, very little is settled; after decades of developing the Internet and realizing its economic potential, the entire world is waking up to the reality that the Internet is not simply a new medium, but a new maker of reality."

- Ben Thompson, Internet 3.0 and the Beginning of (Tech) HistoryStratechery, January 12, 2021.

The Most Effective Ways to Protect Your Supply Chain Business

No matter what you sell, you have a supply chain. Perhaps you are the manufacturer and must get goods to your customers. You might run the transportation company that gets products from one location to the next. Perhaps you are the retailer and rely on a supply chain to keep things moving smoothly. 

No matter where you are in the supply chain, you can take some steps to protect your business even during difficult times. The business Invesp reports 79% of companies with well-managed supply chains see greater than average revenue growth. Taking the time to tweak your supply chain is smart.