Zero-code BPM Systems

The concept of “zero code” is the wish-fulfillment myth of the BPM industry.  Many advertisements will claim that the processes can be designed without any coding.  This complete hog-wash.  There is, however, a possibility for a zero-code system, but let’s imagine how that would have to work. Continue reading

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Overautomation – the Value of Returning to Manual Work

I regularly post about the advantages of using natural (as opposed to artificial) intelligence in the workplace.  I also carefully say that there are two kinds of work: routine work that should be automated, and unpredictable work that should not be automated, and it should be fairly easy to distinguish the two.  But is it?   Continue reading

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Not an Agent, but a Personal Assistant

It seemed that most of the talks at BPMNext mentioned agents at some level — but the meanings varied.  After many discussions it seems that we might focus on a special type of agent we can call a “Personal Assistant” which has the potential to dramatically change large scale BPM, and here is why. Continue reading

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Assistants Transform Data, Synchronize as Well

In previous post I introduce a scenario for cooperation between doctors, and show that a personal assistant is a good way to connect those in real time.  Here are some additional details that we should consider more carefully. Continue reading

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Personal Assistants can connect a Doctor to a Specialist

In the previous post, I introduced a scenario for discussing personal assistants.  In this post, I explore how personal assistants are useful at a tool for connecting the primary care physician to the back care specialist. Continue reading

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A Scenario for Discussing Personal Assistants

There is an important role for a type of intelligent agent we might call a personal assistant.  What are personal assistants?  What new do they bring to mix?  What effect will they have?  This post explores the boundaries, and introduces a scenario which might be used to discuss the effect of agents. Continue reading

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Encryption Role in Data Security

Ed Snowdon spoke yesterday at the SXSW conference on the importance of using encryption to keep the data the runs our businesses (and personal life) safe.   I refresh the call to eliminate the scary warning that browsers give when using a self-signed encryption key.  It does not make anyone safer, and stands in the way of regular usage of HTTPS. Continue reading

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