Automation is a game-changer in the business world. Automating everything from small tasks to entire workflows is now a requirement for businesses to compete in just about every industry. Businesses save a significant amount of time and money through automation, but now there’s another game-changer: Hyperautomation.
According to Isaac Sacolick, president of StarCIO, “Hyperautomation aims to unify people’s skills with system capabilities for automating repetitive tasks, discovering information from complex data, orchestrating large-scale operational procedures, and implementing rule-based decisions.” Under this definition, it’s clear that hyperautomation has the potential to improve business operations exponentially.
Hyperautomation is more than simple automation
While automation is generally more task-oriented, hyperautomation automates processes that collect and analyze data that can be used to discover deep insights to make better business decisions.
Hyperautomation is an extension of automation, but it’s much more. According to Security Boulevard, hyperautomation tools can resolve around 80% of issues before they’re even reported. That level of automation success is astounding.
Security Boulevard also explains how hyperautomation helps various departments. For example, IT departments can use hyperautomation to reduce help desk workloads, and security teams can use AI-powered software to automate threat detection, isolation, and analysis. Considering that cybercrime is sharply rising every year, cybersecurity is one of the most important applications for hyperautomation.
In terms of streamlining processes and improving efficiency, hyperautomation transforms disparate steps into a seamless process. For example, spinning up new applications normally involves several IT people. With hyperautomation, pre-and-post deployment tasks are automated, including configurations and checks.
Why remote workforces need hyperautomation
Even when remote workforces are efficient and effective, remote teams face many challenges. For example, remote teams need a system for seamless communication since they can’t just tap someone on the shoulder across the office to get clarification. Remote teams also need a platform for collaboration and project management to keep track of client work.
Efficiency is a direct result of organization. When a team is organized, they know where their files are, they know their responsibilities, and they know their tasks for the day. When the majority of redundant tasks are automated, teams are freed up to perform their most important work. This means tasks are completed on time, and projects get delivered on time to clients.
In addition to the collaboration challenges, remote teams also increase the risk of cybersecurity breaches. Remote employees create risk each time they log onto the company network. For example, if a remote employee doesn’t use the right security measures while working from an unsecured Wi-Fi network, their login credentials could get stolen. This will put the company at risk for a security breach.
Hyperautomation increases visibility and security
Whether it’s edge visibility or threat insight, hyperautomation increases visibility exponentially. In fact, with hyperautomation in place, most security issues will be taken care of before any alarm bells are activated. Hyperautomation works to provide continuous monitoring for threats, and automated actions are taken based on set parameters. The level of threat detection capabilities is extremely high.
Hyperautomation also prioritizes risks based on actual data. For example, machine learning algorithms determine what vulnerabilities are being actively exploited, and then risk response is enabled based on those active threats.
Hyperautomation works with big data
While basic automation can help remote teams stay organized and secure, hyperautomation can provide teams with insight required to take security and efficiency even further. For example, hyperautomation can immediately notify a team when an application is being overused. Getting an instant notification gives teams time to scale operations to avoid performance problems.
All businesses will benefit from hyperautomation
Hyperautomation can help remote teams to become more efficient and better equipped with the right information to inform their decisions. Although some businesses have yet to move any part of their operations online, there will come a time when that move will be mandatory to stay in business.
Although it was already popular, the COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated the need for automation. Restrictions and lockdowns have forced many businesses to move to a remote platform just to stay in business. However, managing a business online isn’t as easy as you’d think. Many businesses are still struggling to keep up with the requirements just to stay afloat.
Technically, hyperautomation is implemented in stages as a process. First, you’ll start with basic automation like threat detection software, project management, and automatic invoicing. These basic forms of automation are foundational.
Once you have your automation foundation, then you’ll want to implement hyperautomation in order to start capturing and analyzing data. A digital transformation to incorporate hyperautomation will take time, but is worth every minute and every penny. A happy and efficient workforce is priceless.
Founder Dinis Guarda
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