Enterprise Applications

Some in the finance and banking industry are kicking goals with robotics process automation (RPA), AI and business process automation, but the industry still has few use cases in production, according to a recent report from Capgemini, “Growth in the Machine: How financial services can move intelligent automation from a cost play to a growth strategy.”

Previously bundled with Office 365, Microsoft’s latest collaboration platform Teams is now available in a free version in 40 languages.

ActivePDF has released Xtractor 8.1.0, a .NET API for searching and extracting text and images from PDF files. Formerly available within a bundled package, Xtractor is now accessible as a stand-alone developer tool, designed for high-volume PDF data extraction and digital transformation automation

In the span of 10 years, healthcare organisations have gone from having very little information available for data mining to nearly drowning in vast and complex digital information. Simultaneously, the effort required to enter and clean the data has been unsustainably high, affecting clinician morale and analysts' ability to extract insights for improving population health.

Alation Inc. has announced the general availability of TrustCheck, a new set of features that aims to transform data governance practices. Alation TrustCheck introduces realtime data governance guardrails directly into the workflow of self-service analytics users.

M-Files has announced the development of a document management system (DMS) connector for Microsoft's Dynamics NAV ERP solution. The connecter was developed by Germany’s TSO-DATA is an IT specialist and Microsoft Dynamics Gold Partner.

Social SafeGuard, the provider of software for digital risk protection, announced last week it has raised $US11 million to help expand and market its designed to help businesses stop the spread of fake accounts, fake news, brand impersonation, social phishing, malware, spam and other threats across digital and social channels.

Big data startup IXUP Limited has signed an agreement to pilot its software with Equifax Australia, the local operations of the global credit rating firm.

RPA was initially invented to respond to the frustration of business people in large organixations with what they perceived, rightly or wrongly, as the inertia of their IT colleagues toward pressing business driven demands.

Enterprises looking to enact blockchain technology must now also determine whether or not the information is subject to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Further, enterprises must explore if, at its core, blockchain is fundamentally a violation of GDPR.