Topic: rpa

Guest View: The time has come for RPA standards

The robotic process automation (RPA) market is white hot. Driven in part by the global pandemic, which pressured companies to digitally transform the way they work and do business, RPA has rapidly become the fastest growing enterprise technology for industrial and manufacturing operations. Projected RPA sales for 2021 are on track to exceed 2020’s $1.5 … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sauce Labs acquires TestFairy, Git 2.31 released, and Jscrambler now integrates with GitLab

Sauce Labs announced that it acquired Test Fairy, a provider of an enterprise-grade mobile platform designed to help companies streamline their development processes.  According to Sauce Labs, the acquisition enhances its real-device cloud capabilities along with  its emulator/simulator offering with a developer-centric mobile testing solution to help developers deploy beta apps quickly and get real-user … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Grafana Cloud unveils free plan, Cockroach Labs’ $160 million funding, and Blueprint launches RPA platform migration

Grafana announced a new free plan that gives users access to Prometheus and Graphite for metrics, Loki for logs, and Tempo for tracing integrated into Grafana.  “With Grafana Cloud, you get a service managed by the maintainers of these leading open source projects, whose deep knowledge allows us to run them efficiently at scale better … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Sentry’s commitment to open source, Appian RPA, and Deque applies ML to accessibility testing

Sentry announced that it is committed to contributing $100,000 to open source this year and said that it wouldn’t fund any larger organizations and would de-prioritize projects which it has already funded.  The five projects that Sentry announced it would fund include Black, Gimli, PyPl, Pytest, and Structlog.  “It’s easy for us to sponsor larger … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firefox 72 released with watchpoints feature, Appian acquires the Jidoka RPA platform, and IBM’s new quantum computing collaborations

Firefox 72 has been released with a new watchpoints feature in the Firefox Developer Edition. According to the developer team, watchpoints are a type of breakpoint that help locate where properties on objects are read or set.  “If you add a watchpoint to a property on an object, every time the property is used, the … continue reading

Guest View: RPA: Shiny new trend. Same old automation challenge

Place yourself in Jeopardy! mode for a moment. Here’s the answer… Automatically driving an application via the UI or API to make manual work faster, less burdensome, and more accurate.  Time to give Alex Trebec your answer. If you say “What is test automation?”,  you’re correct. But if you say “What is Robotic Process Automation?” … continue reading

Is smarter RPA on the horizon?

While Robotic Process Automation (RPA) was originally developed to automate time-consuming or tedious manual tasks performed by humans, today it is helping organizations significantly reduce human errors and increase productivity across key markets, while helping companies cut costs.  But there’s one thing missing in RPA, and that’s the ability to be cognitively aware. That’s where … continue reading

AI and ML the future of RPA — but don’t forget the people

Over the past year, the adoption of robotic process automation — essentially advanced macros or “robotic workers” meant to automate the most mundane, repetitive and time-costly tasks — has seen major growth. As the technology matures alongside machine learning and artificial intelligence, Forrester chief analyst Craig Le Clair said that the most promising future for … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Firefox 66, Automation Anywhere’s IQ Bot 6.5, and Kofax’s new RPA features

Firefox 66 has been released. According to Mozilla, it includes new features such as screen sharing, scroll anchoring, autoplay blocking for audible media, and support for the Touch Bar on macOS. Mozilla also updated the browser’s security warnings to encourage more safe browsing practices. A full list of features can be found here. Automation Anywhere … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Nintex acquires EnableSoft, Functionize raises $16 million in Series A funding, and Bugcrowd and Secure Code Warrior’s partnership

Nintex has acquired Robotic Process Automation (RPA) provider EnableSoft, which will allow them to provide customers with powerful RPA capabilities. EnableSoft is the maker of the Foxtrot RPA solution. “Acquiring EnableSoft Foxtrot RPA delivers on Nintex’s strategic plan for offering the industry’s most complete process platform to manage, automate and optimize business processes across all … continue reading

SD Times news digest: Google acquires DORA, Automation Anywhere’s RPA mobile app, and NVIDIA’s new robotics lab

DevOps Research and Assessment (DORA) has been acquired by Google. The acquisition will enable DORA to create better user experiences in Google Cloud for developers and operations through data-driven insights. “The best, most innovative organizations develop and deliver their software faster, more reliably, more securely, and with higher quality, standing as high performers in technology,” … continue reading

Gartner predicts RPA spending will reach $2.4 billion by 2022

Interest in robotic process automation (RPA) is gaining. The research firm Gartner estimates it will reach $680 million by the end of the year and is on pace to reach $2.4 billion in 2022. According to Gartner, RPA is a business process automation solution for reducing costs, eliminating errors and speeding up processes. “End-user organizations … continue reading

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