It took me 2 weeks to learn how to program a robot. And that’s when I learned this is a dangerous piece of technology. For those of you who have kids, it’s like letting your child drive the car for the first time on a Saturday night. The anxiety of making sure your child follows the rules, stays safe, and brings the car home at a reasonable time is the same level of anxiety enterprise-level customers feel when start-ups claim they can automate processes for a low cost with huge benefits. The recipe doesn’t make sense.

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So here’s what I learned when I got trained by Blue Prism, UiPath and Automation Anywhere. My team and I went through intensive training after we completed all the free training programs the 3 firms provided. The training mostly consisted of showing us how integrating APIs worked on their bots, what the shortcuts are, and the workflows looked like. They showed us basic automation like scraping emails to word, simple cost accounting on excel and they also showed us bits of the advanced level concepts like working with Image Recognition tools and Machine Learning systems. And then that was it. We’re off to the races to win business. And that’s where I realized that there’s a void in their training programs. They didn’t go into details of what real world use cases look like. And why should they? Their goal is very simple. Blue Prism, UiPath and Automation Anywhere make money by training and selling robots (through licenses and subscriptions) to technology consulting companies so that they can resell it for the margins. They’re never going to give their partner ecosystem use cases because these RPA vendors sell RPA solutions themselves. They like to retain that knowledge and expect partners to experiment and figure out solutions for themselves. …


Google has consistently been changing the way we do things in life, business, education, and technology. But in the world of programming, one innovation that has grabbed the attention of technocrats is Golang. …


H1B Visas are the most common fabricated document in circulation in the IT industry along with GC-EAD and the OPT-EAD cards, yet no one speaks about it and addresses this as a pain point. The mainstream media does not talk about it. …

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