A survey from ServiceNow illustrates that intelligent automation must become part of any transformative developer’s bandoleer of capabilities. This realization is driven by the fact that some 86 percent of executives surveyed globally feel their companies will soon hit a wall and, by 2020, will need greater automation to get work done. RTInsights spoke with Dave Wright, chief strategy officer at ServiceNow, to gauge what the survey results mean to today’s software engineers.
A significant transformation is occurring in the back offices of enterprises across the globe. Many label it as the rise of the robots, but a more appropriate term is robotic process automation (RPA). While the connection between robotics and RPA may be somewhat loosely defined, the simple fact is RPA is just a fancy acronym for a software robot, or “bot” in IT vernacular. RPA brings forth technology that combines scripting with intelligence and execution.
Blockchain technology can help to infuse the talent pool with reliable computer science professionals, while also helping to build a more robust talent pool. Businesses are quickly discovering that adopting emerging technology at the speed of business takes more than just the usual resources. That emergence of disruptive technologies, such as big data analytics, artificial intelligence and virtual reality is priming the IT world for a massive boom.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".