Innovation in Global Workforce
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By James Hobley, Consultant, Deloitte
In August last year, one of our clients approached us to ask if we knew anything about robotics – or more specifically, robotic process automation (RPA) – and how it might apply to mobility. For those new to this area, RPA is the use of software to replace the need for humans to perform repetitive rules-based tasks; tasks that we in mobility will know all too well - think annual COLA reviews, compensation manipulation, package updates, etc. It is a self-evident ‘slam dunk’ for mobility practices. Other than having time-intensive tasks completed in a fast and accurate automated fashion, you can also free up advisor time to focus on more consultative work.
By Vladimir Trpkovski, Associate Director, Deloitte
Even though the ‘Blockchain’ concept has been around for a while, it really only made big news fairly recently; entering the mainstream psyche thanks to Bitcoin and its incredible media-frenzied surge over the last 12 months. It is however important to acknowledge that Bitcoin and Blockchain are not the same thing. Blockchain is the technology concept on which a cryptocurrency such as Bitcoin is based, or in other words, Bitcoin is just one use case for Blockchain technology.