An RPA War, Softomotive Acquisition Complete, DoD RPA Bots and Securing RPA

RPA Weekly for May 26th, 2020

Robot War kicks off this week’s RPA Weekly Newsletter.

Microsoft's acquisition of RPA firm Softomotive prompts sector leaders including UiPath and Automation Anywhere to brace for war

"RPA vendors shouldn't be worried about Microsoft as the RPA competitor," Wang told Business Insider. "They should be more worried about how AI and automation will become features, not standalone products, in the future, and how hyperscalers such as Amazon, Google, and Microsoft will embed these into their platforms for developers."

Microsoft + Softomotive: What Does This Deal Mean For RPA

Tom Taulli breaks down just what this deal means for the RPA market and gets insights from RPA leaders.

“We do not underestimate Microsoft. This will force us to invest even more in R&D” Param Kahlon, the Chief Product Officer at UiPath

That’s good news for everyone.

Microsoft acquires Softomotive to expand low-code robotic process automation capabilities in Microsoft Power Automate

A breakdown of the Softomotive acquisition straight from the horse’s mouth.

Other RPA News and Articles

UiPath CEO pitches Robotic Process Automation as a worker’s new best friend - do we believe him?

Diginomica asks UIPath CEO Daniel Dines about how RPA will impact us.

“While no new technology comes without some disruption, people embrace RPA because it removes the boring, tedious parts of our jobs, the ones that we all dread.”

Chinese AI and RPA leader DataGrand raised $38 million in Series B+

State-owned Shenzhen Capital Group led the round. Data Grand offers Natural Language Processing and OCR services to major enterprises in China. More at DealStreetAsia

Securing the rise of RPA

“So, what to do? Simply put, it’s time to start treating bots like human users”

A short but insightful article looking at the challenges of securing RPA.

For the Defense Logistics Agency, it’s all about the RPAs

The Defense Logistics Agency has saved more than 200,000 labor-hours with the 82 robotic process automation (RPA) bots it has launched in the past year, its CIO says.

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