November 24th, 2019

Corporate Memory Means Never Reinventing the Wheel

Companies like British Petroleum have firsthand experience with the breathtaking cost that comes from “inadequate knowledge sharing” which totaled billions of dollars in subsequent claims for them. In 2010, when their oil rig exploded, it took BP 5 days to notice the leak; pouring almost 900,000 liters of oil into the ocean. After demanding an investigation into the cause of the incident, the US Congress was stunned to learn the answer: an employee with “specialized knowledge” left BP and simply wasn’t replaced. This oversight cost the company approximately $62 billion.
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September 5th, 2019

The Future of Work: Salvaging the American Dream

Most people today aren’t aware that the true intention of the American Dream is collective wealth for the country in the form of equality, justice and democracy for all. Today we know the American Dream to be individual pursuit and achievement, primarily through consumerism. The meaning behind the phrase has changed numerous times throughout history, and the current iteration is something the majority of Americans can never achieve.

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November 26th, 2018

How to Increase Invoicing Productivity by 60% With WorkDone

Current invoice processing methods for most companies involve a cumbersome, time-intensive process that takes people away from more valuable and productive tasks. WorkDone’s invoice processing system can save over 60% of employees’ time by automating simple and repetitive tasks.

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November 7th, 2018

3 Ways WorkDone’s Artificial Intelligence Platform Can Benefit Your Business

Artificial intelligence is a technology that is applicable to many industry verticals and household items. We use machine learning and AI every day without even realizing it. AI is becoming more widely adopted because of its competitive advantages.

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October 24th, 2018

What Is Machine Learning and Why Companies Can’t Ignore It

In today’s high tech world of smartphones, ridesharing apps and commercial flights, machine learning is all around us. So what is it? It’s a specific branch of artificial intelligence (AI) that trains machines to “learn” and create their own rules over time using algorithms. This technology learns through pattern recognition and real-world interactions, ultimately solving problems without human interference. Instead, they begin to anticipate human behavior, helping the ecosystem work smarter and more efficiently.

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October 2nd, 2018

WorkDone 101: A Technical Explainer

We know that WorkDone’s AI-based automation platform is the future of work—but like any technology that’s just now entered the realm of the possible, it can take a minute to fully wrap your head around what an “AI-based automation platform” actually means.
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August 22nd, 2018

WorkDone: Addressing the Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence

Technology is a driving force in society; our economy and productivity depend on machines taking on an increasing amount of humanity’s workload. Artificial Intelligence (AI) has the potential to be 3000 times more disruptive to society than the Industrial Revolution. Since the Industrial Revolution was a period of substantial upheaval, it’s understandable why tech powerhouses like Elon Musk and the late Stephen Hawking have alarmist attitudes towards the impact of AI on humanity's future.

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September 13th, 2018

How WorkDone Can Make Purchase Orders Into a Seamless Process

You work at a medical device manufacturer, and part of your job is processing incoming purchase orders, making sure the buyers are licensed to actually receive your devices, and then passing that along to the ERP (enterprise resource planning) system which lets the factory and inventory teams know what’s coming.

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May 27th, 2018

Automation <> Productivity

The idea of the “knowledge worker” is set to turn 60 next year — the management guru Peter Drucker coined the phrase “knowledge worker” in his 1959 book Landmarks of Tomorrow, predicting a world to come where information, not land, labor, or even financial assets, would prove to be the most valuable part of any company’s business and the economy at large.

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