An experts guide to the A-Z of all things Robotic Process Automation, Data Analytics, Intelligent Automation and Digital Transformation – the letter Z

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An experts guide to the A-Z of all things Robotic Process Automation, Data Analytics, Intelligent Automation and Digital Transformation - the letter Z

An experts guide to the A-Z of all things Robotic Process Automation, Data Analytics, Intelligent Automation and Digital Transformation – the letter Z

Welcome to the TWENTY SIXTH and final part of the 26 part series detailing the A-Z of all things Robotic Process Automation (RPA), Data Analytics (DA), Intelligent Automation (IA) and Digital Transformation (DT). This article highlights all things relating to intelligent automation and digital transformation beginning with the letter ‘Z’.

Gen Z (aka Generation Z)

Generation Z, colloquially known as ‘zoomers’, is the demographic cohort succeeding Millennials and preceding Generation Alpha. Researchers and popular media say members of Gen Z are those born between 1997 and 2015. This puts the age group for Gen Z’ers in the range of 6-24 years old in 2021.

  • Gen Z is digitally native and 65% get ideas of things to buy from social media
  • Gen Z is authentic and 74% don’t trust influencers – but there’s an exception
  • Gen Z is ethically conscious and 97% think brands should get involved with the Stop Asian Hate movement
  • Gen Z is financially savvy and 60% of their income is disposable

“Gen Z’s ethics are being shaped in both physical and digital worlds, and I tend to believe the latter is becoming even more important for them. Thus, we need to equip them with the proper skills so to leverage them in both worlds. What is also crucial, is for technology to serve its purpose to better the world and for Gen Z to capitalize on this.”

Yiannis Kanellopoulos, Founder & CEO

Unlike the Millennials – who came of age during the Great Recession – this new generation was in line to inherit a strong economy with record-low unemployment. Members of Gen Z are more racially and ethnically diverse than any previous generation, and they are on track to be the most well-educated generation yet. They are also digital natives who have little or no memory of the world as it existed before smartphones.

“One of the most important factors in digital transformation is mindset. Gen Z has grown with digital technologies, and they have the mindset required for adoption of technologies like AI and Automation. They tend to have a strong understanding of the usefulness of AI and Automation and are more open to change than older generations, so can even help their employers adapt too.”

– Neeraj Satpall, Senior Director, Artificial Intelligence and Automation Strategist

ZX Spectrum. Sinclair’s first personal computer with a colour display. The Spectrum used the Zilog Z80 processor like its predecessors the ZX-80 and ZX-81. It was originally available in 16k and 48k versions using cassette tape and later grew to 128k and sprouted floppy disks. It had a wider and more solid case and a marginally better “dead flesh” keyboard. Unlike the earlier models, it didn’t require the presence of a cold carton of milk to prevent it overheating. It was possibly the most popular home computer in the UK for many years.

“Computing technology has transformed industry and society in the past 100 years more than anything else. Home computing brought computing to the masses. Now everyone has more computing power than they ever need to work, play and learn like no other point in time. How exciting.”

Tom Allen, Founder of the AI Journal the open source data science.

Zero day exploit. A zero day exploit is a malicious computer attack that takes advantage of a security hole before the vulnerability is known. This means the security issue is made known the same day as the computer attack is released. In other words, the software developer has zero days to prepare for the security breach and must work as quickly as possible to develop a patch or update that fixes the problem.

“In 2020, there was a Zoom exploit where hackers were able to access a user’s PC remotely if they were running an older version of Windows. If the target was an administrator, the hacker could completely take over their machine and access everything. Zero Day exploits are one of the most worrying aspects of cybersecurity. However, there are precautions that can be taken, such as: keeping all software and operating systems up to date; using only essential applications; using a firewall and a solid anti-virus provider; and educating employees. Increasingly, machine learning is used to detect data from previously recorded exploits to establish a baseline for safe system behavior. Nonetheless, a thorough response plan should be created in the event of an attack. Always be prepared.”

Alexander Leonida, Founder of SilkFlo, intelligent automation expert.

Zero Errors

Zero errors are a key/loud feature and a key sales argument on process automation technologies and solutions. Robots guarantee that the process will be performed as many times as needed, each time with the same quality and with no errors. This is a result of all the great work that people like developers, process analysts, automation architects etc are doing so we can take errorless automation processes for granted.

George Tzifas, RPA | Digital Transformation | International Business Development

This article highlighted some things relating to intelligent automation and digital transformation beginning with the letter “Z”. There are many ‘Z’s’ organisations need to consider but what ‘Z’ do you think is the most important?

Kieran Gilmurray

About the author: I am a digital transformation, intelligent automation, data analytics and robotic process automation industry leader.

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