The Project Mayhem of Silicon Valley

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The very nature of any technological endeavor is, inherently, innovative and therefore rapidly changing and evolving, reaching new levels of greatness and crossing new boundaries without pause. Software, particularly that for the enterprise, has seen many major shifts over the past three decades or more — many of which are still in flux. For example, the term and concept of digital transformation, coined in 2011 at MIT, is still an ongoing objective of every organization across the globe. Further, the pandemic of 2020 has accelerated the need for that transformation, although perhaps not the economic sustenance to allow the entire world to make it to the promised land. …


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Organizations are increasingly seeing the value of optimizing their processes to better serve their customers, stakeholders and to gain competitive advantage. In government, processes are not subject to competitive presses, but citizens and other stakeholders within other government departments demand a more effective approach to the delivery of services that the government can only provide. In our current climate that means being able to disburse relief funds to individuals and small businesses across America.

e-Government mandates are placing more emphasis on efficient and measurable effective processes. …


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A single day in world history that decided the fate of mankind

In the early morning hours of June 6th, 1944, World War II was still in full swing. The Third Reich controlled all of Europe and after Rommel’s Afrika Corps threw in the towel, the Germans were only engaged on the Eastern front fighting the Russians.

“Without a second front in the West, or a certain despot micromanaging his military, the Third Reich was capable of beating the Russians. Until D-Day, the entire world was frightened beyond belief, anxious, and completely unaware of when the war would end and if fascism or democracy would prevail.”

Into the Abyss

“Let’s go.” -Dwight D. Eisenhower

Think about hearing the news after five grueling years of war that the allied forces finally had boots on the ground in Southern France. That news must have been the greatest relief to the people of Europe and the people of all free nations. But getting boots on the ground was no easy feat. The invasion date was supposed to be the day before, June 5th, but the weather was beyond terrible. On the morning of the 6th, it was slightly improved and Dwight D. Eisenhower, aka “Ike”, made the call with two words, “Let’s go.” By the end of the day, all five target beaches were in allied hands. …


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ProcessMaker, a leader in low-code business process management (BPM) software, today was named a 2020 SIIA CODiE Award finalist in the Digital Process Automation category. Finalists represent the best products, technologies, and services in software, information and business technology.

ProcessMaker orchestrates the flow of data between systems and people so that organizations reach their full potential. A new concept in low-code BPM, ProcessMaker’s workflow automation platform makes it easy to rapidly design and deploy automated workflows to deliver true digital agility to organizations. …


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Before the COVID-19 crisis, the financial institutions were experiencing large growth, despite increasing competition and consumer demands. Yet, in only a matter of weeks, financial services experienced a level of disruption that will change everything that had been the norm in banking. Banks face a major change in the way they conduct business, the way their employees do work, and the way consumers manage their finances.

Banks need to use this time of disruption to reinvent themselves to better understand the way consumers and businesses expect their financial services to support their needs. …


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ProcessMaker has been named a leader by G2 Crowd in Business Process Management Solutions for the Spring 2020 quarter. This ranking is based on verified reviews by our customers this year. ProcessMaker is now receiving the industry leader distinction for the ninth quarter in a row.

G2 Crowd is a platform that allows product users to leave real-time reviews that are used to build a company’s profile. Potential buyers can leverage G2 Crowd data to make better informed purchasing decisions with real user feedback. …


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Working from home used to be a novel experience that triggered amusing questions from curious minds: Do you wear pajamas all day? Do you work from your couch? How often do you have to video chat with your boss?

The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that nearly 30% of Americans can work from home, and with our current public health crisis, the experience is no longer the unicorn it once was. Millions around the world are setting up shop at their dining table for the very first time.

Not only is the shift an adjustment for individual workers, but many companies and universities as a whole are newcomers to efficient remote management. The swift plunge into full-fledged work-from-home status can quickly expose clunky processes within your organization — and slow your team to a grinding halt. But, if done right, well-oiled digital process automation can save time and money across your entire organization. …


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As technology advances continue to disrupt business environments, it is essential for every organization to invest in transformative breakthroughs in technology to take their business to the next level. While some finance organizations already use business process management (BPM) platforms, most are unaware of how they can take advantage of combining blockchain technology and smart contracts with their existing workflows.

When most people think of blockchain, their understanding is limited to Bitcoin and payments. Blockchain’s innovative power stems from allowing parties to transact with others they do not trust over a network in which there is no trust. …


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In today’s ever-shifting digital marketplace, organizations face an increasing need to focus on efficiency and innovation to stay ahead of the curve. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) and Digital Process Automation (DPA) are among the fastest-growing segments of business technology today. According to a recent study, the RPA market is estimated to reach USD 2,467.0 million by 2022, at a CAGR of 30.14%. According to Think Automation, the DPA market is now worth $6.76 billion and predicted to rise to $12.61 billion by 2023.

So that begs the question, do RPA and DPA compete or complement each other? Both are distinct technologies, but they share common goals. When deployed together, they become the foundation for the enablement of digital transformation. …


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The world is engaged in a life-changing pandemic. It is the brave new world of the coronavirus where our daily routines will never be the same. While schools shutter across the globe, the question remains: How do you keep students safe post-pandemic? How can you ensure students get what they need, take their required courses and classes, without risking their lives?

Tech-savvy students expect their interactions with colleges and universities to feel similar to how they currently communicate via their social media tools or even how they are already used to shopping via e-commerce sites. …

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Matthieu McClintock

Former entrepreneur. Director of Product Marketing @processmaker. @AWS Solutions Architect. Builder. Writer. Programmer.

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