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
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.
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.
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.
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?
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I write and talk extensively about better ways for businesses to use digital, data analytics and intelligent automation technologies to drive business performance.
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