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TagSoftware Driven Labour

11. The Onus To Comply

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Enterprise software companies have earned hundreds of billions of dollars making and selling software integration products and services. Why are enterprises spending such amounts; and what are software integration technologies? In my first article in the Process Integration Trilogy, I explained the term "business process", and discussed how software applications and systems were scattered in...

6. Evolution

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Software driven labour productivity (or lack thereof) has been under the lens for a very long time. Through the various generations of software technologies, there have been consistent attempts to provide relief to human fingers as they trudge wearily over keyboards. The simplest form of relief started with the concept of macros. These are sequences of actions that are pre-configured and later...

5. Origin

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An Automaton is a machine that performs a range of actions based on pre-configured instructions. Throughout history there have been various recorded descriptions of automata. Jacquard's loom was a landmark automaton that helped to automate the process of weaving cloth. Electro-mechanical calculating devices created during the nineteenth century provided momentum for even more complex calculating...

1. The Process Integration Trilogy: Software-driven Labour

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This is the first in a series of articles that aims to elaborate various aspects and nuances of end-to-end process integration. What is process integration? Organisations – companies, business, groups, people – do things in definite patterns that achieve certain results that are important to them – and thus defines them. Banks do a bunch of things every day, every month, every year. So do...

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