Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future. Martin Ford.

“Danger Will Robinson! Danger!”

Despite there being much debate on the rise of the robot and the threat of a jobless future, one category of RPA that d2e is assisting clients with is the use of expert tool automation. While an impressive array of robotic process automation tools (RPA) that leverage a virtual workforce, a segment of tools that put the power of RPA into the hands of in-house SMEs is gaining traction. These tools remove the dependence on the myriad of excel spreadsheets, access databases and macros improving efficiency, minimising risk and taking the robot of the human.

The Politics of Projects. Robert H Block.

Again! We have read dozens of very good project management books over a long period but this seminal work by ex IBM executive Robert H Block, dating back to 1971, is as relevant today as it was then. Project management methodologies are necessary but not sufficient and stakeholders will get you every time if you don't see them coming.

The Future of Employment: How susceptible are jobs to computerisation?
Carl Frey and Michael Osborne

We wanted to get an insight into the jobs that are risk of being supplemented or replaced by robotics going into the future. This academic paper by Oxford scholars, Carl Frey and MIchael Osborne, is well worth a flick through and makes for interesting if not somewhat disturbing reading.

Read here.