Automation may transform how we do business

Web Log: IT managers believe automation will transform 59% of business processes

A survey found 32 per cent of American IT managers view robotics  as  a “top priority” for them, while only 19 per cent of their British IT counterparts agreed this was the case. Photograph: Ezequiel Scagnetti/Babylonia

A survey found 32 per cent of American IT managers view robotics as a “top priority” for them, while only 19 per cent of their British IT counterparts agreed this was the case. Photograph: Ezequiel Scagnetti/Babylonia

 

There have been plenty of surveys gauging fear, understanding and interest in robotics and automation as a risk to jobs but a recent study from Redwood Software and Sapio Research looked at what IT managers think of the whole thing.

It turns out that, on average, they think that automation will transform a whopping 59 per cent of business processes within the next five years while 70 percent think that robotics has become an important part of the conversation over the last year.

Interestingly, attitudes towards robotics were shaped by what side of the pond these IT managers were on: while 32 per cent of Americans surveyed said that robotics was a “top priority” for them, only 19 percent of British IT managers agreed this was the case.

“There is no question that the US is currently the world leader in robotics automation. Post-Brexit, UK companies may need to up their game in automation in order to remain competitive with their US, European and global competitors,” said Dennis Walsh, president of Americas and Asia-Pacific, Redwood Software.

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