Productivity Now

Insight at the intersection of automation, productivity, and technology.

Process automation empowers the new “learning worker”

If knowledge is just a commodity, then what is the next evolution of the types of workers we need to see (and will see)? The answer is “learning workers.”

An interesting consideration for futurists: the notion espoused by author, Jacob Morgan: Knowledge workers are changing into learning workers.

Since 1968, when acclaimed business expert Peter Drucker introduced the notion of knowledge workers, we have relied […]

February 22nd, 2016|Process automation|

Knowledge workers use Robotic Process Automation

Unfortunately, Knowledge Workers are also primary candidates for burnout. They work hard and long, a pattern that can diminish effectiveness. Laurie Erdman, chief energy officer for The Ignite Well Being Institute, details how Knowledge Workers are often those most prone to burnout in her January 12, 2016 article published on Huffington Post.

Understanding that burnout may be an end result of Knowledge Workers […]

February 17th, 2016|Robotic Process Automation|

Foxtrot is innovative in database managment

For some of our customers, however, Foxtrot serves as a sort of crystal ball. This is particularly true for organizations large enough to have staff analysts whose job it is to examine data and make sense of what the information means.

For these analysts, Foxtrot helps them to use data to make informed, predictable decisions about what to do and when to do it.

Organizations with […]

February 17th, 2016|database management|

Web scraping with Foxtrot delivers powerful insight

That with said, there is a considerably more robust method of gathering valuable information. Foxtrot provides this advantageous web scraping capability by allowing you to sift through the Web at lightning-speed and zero in on specific information available in a variety of formats.

Foxtrot’s web scraping ability allows you to access specific information a single brick at a time, as opposed to creating […]

February 3rd, 2016|web scraping|

Database management: no fingers required!

Before the Internet, when we wanted to find a product or service, we thumbed through the Yellow Pages. Their memorable “Let your fingers do the walking” earned an honorable mention in the Advertising Age Top 10 Slogans of the 20th century.

In a report issued in 2013, two Oxford University academics, Michael Osborne and Carl Frey calculated how susceptible to automation each […]

February 3rd, 2016|database management|