Our brand-new ‘digital colleagues’ have their own identities

Robotic procedure automation (RPA) is making a major effect across every market. But many don’t understand how typical the innovation is and might not understand that they are engaging with it routinely. RPA is a growing megatrend– by 2022, Gartner forecasts that 90% of companies worldwide will have embraced RPA and its gotten over $1.8 billion in financial investments in the past 2 years alone.

Due to the shift to remote work, companies throughout every industry have actually carried out some type of RPA to streamline their operations to handle an influx of requests. For example, when major airline companies were bombarded with cancellation demands at the beginning of the pandemic, RPA became important to their customer care strategy.

Throughout 2021, security teams will start to realize the unconsidered security obstacles of robotic procedure automation.

According to Forrester, one major airline company had over 120,000 cancellations during the first couple of weeks of the pandemic. By utilizing RPA to handle the increase of cancellations, the airline company was able to simplify its refund procedure and assist clients in a timely matter.

Providing this kind of structured cancellation procedure with such high demand would have been extremely difficult, if not impossible, without RPA innovation.

The multitude of other RPA use cases that have actually appeared because COVID-19 have actually made it apparent that RPA isn’t disappearing anytime quickly. In reality, interest in the usage of RPA is at an unprecedented high. Gartner inquiries related to RPA increased over 1,000% throughout 2020 as business continue to invest.

However, there’s one big issue that’s typically ignored when it pertains to RPA– security. Like we’ve seen with other developments, the security aspect of RPA isn’t executed in the early phases of development– leaving companies vulnerable to cybercriminals.

There will be a string of substantial RPA breaches in 2021 if the security vulnerabilities of RPA aren’t resolved rapidly. By recognizing that these brand-new “digital colleagues” have identities of their own, companies can protect RPA before they make the headings as the latest major breach.

Comprehending RPA’s digital identity

With RPA, digital employees are created to take control of recurring manual tasks that have actually been traditionally performed by human beings. Their interaction directly with service applications imitates the method humans use qualifications and benefit– eventually giving the robot an identity of its own. An identity that is produced and operates much faster than any human identity but does not eat, sleep, take holidays, go on strike or perhaps make money.

Article curated by RJ Shara from Source. RJ Shara is a Bay Area Radio Host (Radio Jockey) who talks about the startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, investments, policies and more on her show The Silicon Dreams. The show streams on Radio Zindagi 1170AM on Mondays from 3.30 PM to 4 PM.