DXC on Robotics

Trends and technologies from the robotics and automation trenches

Why standard IT development methodologies don’t apply on the RPA battlefield


Even in 2018, service providers are still wondering about — and discovering — ways to be successful in implementing robotics. In any other instance of IT development, everybody follows standards built over the years: Agile, Scrum, Waterfall, DevOps, Lean and ITIL. But is it possible to easily transfer that type of knowledge into the robotics […]

RPA: Perfect excuse, tech phenomenon or a real game-changer?


Throughout the last few years, Robotics Process Automation (RPA) was touted as a universal cure for many shared services and BPO branch vulnerabilities. It was billed as a cheap platform that was easy to deploy, scale and deliver, and required no special knowledge to get things done. Vendors propagated their marketing message well enough that […]

Five ways to co-exist with robots in the workplace

Robots are no longer just a workplace presence on manufacturing or shipping floors. Through Robotic Process Automation (RPA), they’ve started to enter many different job environments across functions. So, what can we expect from this new and still evolving environment? What could it ultimately look like and what does it mean for the human workforce’s […]

RPA myth busting: Common robotics misconceptions (part 2)


Continuing on my first post, let’s demystify some commonly-used RPA sales pitches. What uncomfortable facts are being swept under the rug? Where should buyers exercise caution before investing their time and resources in a robotics initiative? Here are three more RPA claims that are overplayed:  “RPA solutions can be delivered in 4-6 weeks.” A 4-6 […]

RPA myth busting: Common robotics misconceptions (part 1)

Robotics Process Automation (RPA) has become one of the hottest buzzwords in business services. Conferences, sales pitches, webinars, publications, articles – all beautifully and meticulously developed to make us want to invest instantly. Is it worth exploring the mysterious and enticing world of RPA? Absolutely and without a doubt, yes! No business wants to sit […]