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Automation Anywhere Launches AI-powered RPA-as-a-Service Platform to Accelerate Global RPA Adoption

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Automation Anywhere, a global leader in Robotic Process Automation (RPA), announced today that it has launched the world’s first purely web-based, cloud-native Digital Workforce platform, Automation Anywhere Enterprise A2019.

Enterprise A2019 is now available both on-premise and in any public, private or hybrid cloud, delivering RPA-as-a-Service seamlessly to any user and any business through any delivery channel anywhere in the world. The game-changing platform, now available in more than 14 languages, dramatically reduces cost and infrastructure barriers to RPA adoption.

The company’s flagship platform – inspired by the ways in which humans work – now includes more than 175 new features across 40 different product capabilities to simplify business automation. It also incorporates feedback from more than 3,000 customers worldwide and thousands of hours of research and development to bring automation one step closer to recognizing the $100 billion market opportunity industry analysts have predicted[1].

As technologies evolve, they reach an inflection point and to go further you must make important meaningful departures from what everyone else is doing,” said Mihir Shukla, CEO and Co-founder, Automation Anywhere. “Enterprise A2019 is that dramatic departure, with a refreshing, instant-on user experience that eliminates the friction many companies still experience in building, deploying and scaling bots. Beginning today, users can log on to the platform from any web browser, dramatically increasing the speed of deploying RPA while decreasing the time in which companies derive compelling business value.”

The new Enterprise A2019 platform offers enterprises of all sizes unprecedented capabilities. These include:

  • Instant-on ease of use: The highly intuitive, web-based interface simplifies bot development, helping organizations automate more business processes than ever before. Using a web browser, users of all types and skill levels can log in and build their first bots in minutes. There’s nothing to install, configure or maintain. The RPA platform enables users to effortlessly create software bots on any operating system – Windows, Mac OS, or Linux – and on any device.
  • Cloud-native for unprecedented scale: Enterprise A2019 is a cloud-native platform that offers customers both RPA-as-a-Service from the cloud, as well as an on-premise deployment with enterprise-class data privacy, security and encryption in each. The software-as-a-service model allows users to gain the inherent benefits of RPA, but with reduced cost of ownership, near-infinite scalability and dramatically decreased time to value. It’s the choice of the customer to deploy on-premise or provision it from the cloud.
  • Infused with Artificial intelligence (AI):  Users now have the ability to leverage built-in AI capabilities and easily integrate third-party AI solutions, such as computer vision, natural language processing and predictive modeling – all with the simplicity of drag-and-drop AI into any automation workflow.
  • New Attended Automation 2.0: Users now have access to new automation technology that provides greater bot and human collaboration across teams and workflows. This makes automation of front office processes much easier, faster and more cost efficient.

“Many enterprises today are recognizing the benefits of automation and are currently in the midst of understanding the best strategies for optimal implementation,” said Sarah Burnett, Executive Vice President and Distinguished Analyst, Everest Group. “With features such as a function-specific user experience, availability on multiple clouds, RPA-as-a-Service, and built-in AI capabilities, this new release from Automation Anywhere could simplify automation and reduce its cost of ownership. These types of developments will increase the market for automation, bringing it within the reach of more enterprises with different budgets and tech skills.”

“Automation Anywhere Enterprise A2019 has a new web interface that is streamlined for a variety of users, enabling a collaborative work environment, while enhancing efficiency and productivity,” said Marshall Couch, Intelligent Automation Consultant, Eastman. “Downloading and managing bots used to be cumbersome, but with the new cloud-based platform, bots are available on-demand for improved scalability as well as simplified user access and functionality.”

Automation Anywhere Enterprise A2019 is available globally to organizations beginning today. Additional information is available here.

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U.S. News & World Report Announces 2020 Best Global Universities Rankings

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U.S. News & World Report, the global authority in education rankings, today published the 2020 edition of the Best Global Universities rankings. In the most comprehensive assessment of research universities worldwide, the new edition evaluates 1,500 schools – up from 1,250 last year – on academic research and reputation.

The top 10 schools in the overall ranking are all found in either the U.S. or the United KingdomHarvard University remains at No. 1, followed by Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyStanford University and the University of California—Berkeley at No. 2, 3 and 4, respectively. The University of Oxford rounds out the top five.

The new edition evaluates schools in 81 countries – up from 75 last year. The U.S. has the most universities in the overall ranking with 249, followed by the following countries:

  • China: 188
  • U.K.: 86
  • Japan: 82
  • Germany: 66

“As the Best Global Universities rankings continue to expand in number of schools and subjects to fulfill the needs of prospective students, we remain consistent in our mission to evaluate schools around the world on their research,” said Robert Morse, chief data strategist at U.S. News. “A major emphasis on academic research is what sets this methodology apart from our other university rankings.”

New this year are six additional subject rankings, bringing the total to 28: oncology, surgery, cardiac and cardiovascular systems, electrical and electronic engineering, mechanical engineering and civil engineering. In both the engineering and computer science rankings, four of the top 10 schools are based in China.

The following countries performed the best in each of these subjects, listed in order of most schools on each list:

Based on Web of Science data and InCites metrics provided by the Web of Science Group, the Best Global Universities methodology weighs factors that measure a university’s global and regional research reputation and academic research performance. For the overall rankings, this includes bibliometric indicators such as publications, citations and international collaboration. Each subject ranking has its own methodology based on academic research performance and reputation in that specific area.

“Many prospective students are looking to other countries for their education,” said Anita Narayan, managing editor of Education at U.S. News. “The Best Global Universities rankings give these students a starting point for their search. In addition to the rankings, students should also consider their fluency in the language of instruction, the fields of study that the school offers and the costs that come from studying in another country.”

2020 U.S. News & World Report Best Global Universities

Overall Best Global Universities – Top 10

  1. Harvard University (U.S.)
  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (U.S.)
  3. Stanford University (U.S.)
  4. University of California—Berkeley (U.S.)
  5. University of Oxford (U.K.)
  6. California Institute of Technology (U.S.)
  7. Columbia University (U.S.)
  8. Princeton University (U.S.)
  9. University of Cambridge (U.K.)
  10. University of Washington (U.S.)

Africa – Top 3

  1. University of Cape Town (South Africa)
  2. University of Witwatersrand (South Africa)
  3. Stellenbosch University (South Africa)

Asia – Top 3

  1. National University of Singapore
  2. Tsinghua University (China)
  3. Nanyang Technological University (Singapore)

Australia/New Zealand – Top 3

  1. University of Melbourne (Australia)
  2. University of Sydney
  3. University of Queensland (Australia)

Europe – Top 3

  1. University of Oxford (U.K.)
  2. University of Cambridge (U.K.)
  3. Imperial College London

Latin America – Top 3

  1. Universidade de São Paulo (Brazil)
  2. Pontificia University Católica de Chile
  3. State University of Campinas (Brazil)

The Best Global Universities rankings serve the broader U.S. News mission of providing trusted information and rankings – such as Best CollegesBest Graduate Schools and Best Online Programs – to help all students navigate their higher education options. Specifically for Chinese students, U.S. News offers online resource centers published in Chinese to help guide prospective undergraduate and graduate students interested in studying abroad.

 

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SAS is No. 1 in advanced and predictive analytics market share, says analyst report

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SAS again ranks number one for market share, according to the IDC report, Worldwide Big Data and Analytics Software 2018 Market Shares: Demand Across All Use-Case Patterns.1

SAS led with a 27.7% market share in the advanced and predictive analytics category in 2018, more than twice that of the next competitor. SAS has led in the predictive and advanced analytics category since IDC started tracking the market in 1997 and has shown continued revenue growth in the category each year.

“As the volume and complexity of data grows, and as organizations seek to make better, faster business decisions, the need for advanced and predictive analytics like those from SAS is expanding,” said Chandana Gopal, Research Manager for Business Analytics at IDC. “SAS is the leader in advanced and predictive analytics market share and has experienced continued growth year over year.

“SAS continues to innovate in AI and the technologies that underpin it like machine learning, natural language generation and computer vision. The analytics leader remains laser-focused on meeting the market’s evolving need for powerful analytics to transform data into value.”

SAS reinvests into R&D more than twice the average for major technology firms. In 2018, SAS devoted 26% of its overall revenue into developing artificial intelligence (AI), IoT, data management and analytics software. To continue fostering innovation and progress in analytics, SAS has committed to invest $1 billion in AI over the next three years.

“Our continuous innovation, clearly exhibited in the SAS Platform and in SAS AI technologies, propels front-line managers, executives and data scientists to change the trajectory of their organizations with advanced analytics,” said Jim Goodnight, CEO of SAS. “Whether it’s providing teams of data scientists with advanced machine learning capabilities or delivering analytics that give decision makers real-time answers, SAS is committed to helping put data and analytics to work, making them accessible to all types of users and driving value to an organization’s bottom line.”

Additionally, SAS ranks second in AI software market share according to the IDC report, Worldwide Analytic Artificial Intelligence Software Platform Market Shares, 2018: Steady Growth – Moving Toward Production (Doc #US45262419, June 2019). The report notes that while the overall AI market saw steady growth last year, SAS experienced growth at a rate more than three times faster than the overall market at 104.6%.

The SAS® Platform provides a strong analytics foundation and a single place to manage and support every phase of an organization’s analytics journey, from initial gathering and preparing of data, through development, management and enterprise deployment of powerful analytical models. An integrated part of the SAS Platform, SAS® Viya® is a cloud-enabled, in-memory analytics engine that provides quick, accurate and reliable analytical insights.

Read about how SAS customers succeed with advanced analytics.

Today’s announcement was made at the Analytics Experience conference in Milan, Italy, a business technology conference presented by SAS that brings together thousands of attendees on-site and online to share ideas on critical business issues.

 

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Neurotechnology Ranks First in Latest MINEX III Results

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Neurotechnology, a provider of high-precision biometric identification technologies, today announced their latest results in the NIST MINEX III (Minutiae Interoperability Exchange) evaluation. Algorithms from Neurotechnology are top in accuracy and are ranked first in both leaderboard categories: 1) most interoperable fingerprint template generator and 2) most interoperable fingerprint template generator and matcher pair.

“I am proud of our research team for having created the most interoperable and accurate fingerprint recognition algorithm,” said Dr. Justas Kranauskas, head of the biometric research department for Neurotechnology. “An independent confirmation like this means that our customers can have confidence in our continually evolving and improving technologies.”

In addition to having the most interoperable solution, Neurotechnology’s template generator and template matcher are also the second fastest in the MINEX III evaluation leaderboard.

The currently topped-ranked Neurotechnology fingerprint algorithm evaluated at NIST MINEX III is included in the Neurotechnology MegaMatcher multibiometric product line which covers fingerprint (VeriFinger), face (VeriLook), eye iris (VeriEye) and voice (VeriSpeak) modalities. It is also included in solutions for large and national-scale applications in Neurotechnology’s MegaMatcher Automated Biometric Identification System (ABIS) and MegaMatcher Accelerator products.

The entire Neurotechnology biometric product line can be purchased from Neurotechnology and through distributors worldwide. For more information, go to www.neurotechnology.com.

 

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