How to Build Back Abundantly

I just took a vacation from the dystopian nightmare that is our reality according to most cable news networks and social media. My virtual destination: the Abundance360 Annual Summit. Our host and curator was XPRIZE founder Peter Diamandis. Peter says his life mission is “to inspire and guide entrepreneurs to create a hopeful, compelling and…

Automation & Your Core Competency

The Great Resignation is still raging. SHRM reports an average of almost 4 million people quit their jobs in each month of 2021, far outpacing the previous record holder 2019’s paltry 3.5 million. And the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ preliminary data say we’re looking at another 4.25 million quitters in January 2022.  Business leaders…

The WAE to Human Centric Automation

The WAE to Human-Centric Automation

It’s been a whole year, and we’re still in the throes of double disruption: global pandemic and recession. Both forces catapulting us into a brave, new automated world. And now we have the data to prove it. Millions of jobs are gone, and they’re probably not coming back, screams The Washington Post.   Anxious employees and employers alike all want to know, “What is…

3 RPA Project Pitfalls to Avoid

Now you’re embarking upon your first robotic process automation (RPA) project. It may be your first rodeo, but you can still learn from other companies’ mistakes. Save yourself (and your tech partner) time, money and frustration by sidestepping these common RPA pitfalls.  

Office 365 Productivity

5 Office 365 Tools That Boost Productivity

When you peruse our newly revamped website, you see overarching tech strategy is the heart of what we do. AI, BI, automation and enterprise software systems designed to disruption-proof your business. But sometimes it’s okay to take a break from all that intensive forward-thinking to make sure you’re getting the most out of what you…

Automation Puts the Human Back in Human Resources

Every top-level executive will tell you people are their organization’s greatest asset. The human resources profession was created to find, engage and retain that #1 asset. HR is supposed to advocate for people. It seems counterintuitive, but computers can make your workplace more human, and it starts with automating certain HR processes.

Automation and Finance

Automation for Finance & Accounting

Welcome aboard, finance professionals! Yes, it looks like we are now in the same boat. For years, digital transformation soothsayers have been pointing to the rise of cloud computing and DevOps as a sign that IT professionals must step up and claim our rightful role as strategic business advisers and change agents. We are no…

Manufacturing and Data

MTForecast Recap: Manufacturing & Data

Last week I had the chance to go to Cleveland, the Rock and Roll Capital of the World and this year’s home of MTForecast from the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT). The theme of the conference was “Visualizing the future” and there was a lot of chatter around industry trends and data within the manufacturing…

5 Things Not to Automate

We are Automation Nation. You know McKinsey’s stat: at least 30% to 60% of jobs can be automated with today’s technology. How much of your job have you managed to automate? We’re so proud of saving time and money, working smarter, being uber-efficient. I myself have several digital twins to do the grunt work so…