Businesses Challenged by the Information Explosion Benefit from Agent-Automated Processes
Let’s consider what’s being reported about the amount of information available to you ? there are over a trillion pages of content on the internet . . . and individual Web pages are growing by several billion pages per day. It’s safe to assume that as information posted to the internet continues to grow, the expectations of information consumers to discern and share the most relevant information quickly will continue to rise. This means that the businesses charged with collecting, normalizing, and distributing real-time information must also rise as the proverbial “bar” of expectations continues to heighten. Companies that have transformed a portion, if not all, of their business online are in a better position to capitalize on timely information aggregation and dissemination.
If your information business has or is in the process of building an online component, there are a number of ways that intelligent software agents can supercharge your efforts. Companies that have deployed agents to complement their work processes and workforce have dramatically reduced the number of staff needed to monitor and collect data; increased productivity by shifting responsibilities of existing staff to more important tasks; and created new product offerings that address the ever-increasing demands of their clients. As discussed in past issues, Intelligent Software Agents are a non-technical approach for deploying an efficient and cost-effective virtual workforce.