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S. Korean Retailers Accelerate Push for Automation

S. Korean Retailers Accelerate Push for Automation

SEOUL, Aug. 29 (Korea Bizwire) — South Korean retailers’ race to automate their outlets is accelerating with leading industry players unveiling robots that can replace shop workers, market watchers said Wednesday. On Tuesday, Korea Seven Co., the operator of convenience store chain 7-Eleven in South Korea, introduced a robot that allows customers to pay with [...]

Global Survey Shows Companies Are Using More Automation in Cybersecurity, But Still Have Work to Do

Global Survey Shows Companies Are Using More Automation in Cybersecurity, But Still Have Work to Do

SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 28 (Korea Bizwire) — Skybox® Security, a global leader in cybersecurity management, has released the results of a global survey conducted by Osterman Research, Understanding Security Processes and the Need to Automate. The survey, which includes responses from 465 senior security leaders at large enterprises in the U.S., EMEA and APAC,* reveals [...]

Kofax Named a Strong Performer in Robotic Process Automation by Independent Research Firm

Kofax Named a Strong Performer in Robotic Process Automation by Independent Research Firm

IRVINE, Calif., Jul. 6 (Korea Bizwire) — Kofax®, a leading supplier of software to automate and digitally transform information intensive processes, today announced it was among the select companies that Forrester invited to participate in its 2018 Forrester Wave™ evaluation, The Forrester Wave™: Robotic Process Automation, Q2 2018. In this evaluation, Kofax was cited as [...]

Automation, Self-Service Piloted Across Convenience Stores, Restaurants

Automation, Self-Service Piloted Across Convenience Stores, Restaurants

SEOUL, March 12 (Korea Bizwire) — Changes are occurring rapidly in the service industry as the minimum wage hike implemented this year has spurred on efforts to scale back labor costs. While convenience store chains are expeditiously implementing automated stores, dining establishments are actively experimenting with expanded self-service and self-checkout policies.  Per industry insiders, Emart [...]

Education and Retraining Critical to Help Workers Adjust to Future Waves of Automation

Education and Retraining Critical to Help Workers Adjust to Future Waves of Automation

LONDON, Feb. 5 (Korea Bizwire) – The impacts of three overlapping waves of automation to the 2030s are examined in a new report published today by PwC: the algorithm wave, the augmentation wave and the autonomy wave. The research analysed the tasks and skills involved in the jobs of over 200,000 workers across 29 countries in [...]

South Korean Government Plans to Establish 30,000 Smart Factories by 2025

South Korean Government Plans to Establish 30,000 Smart Factories by 2025

SEOUL, Apr. 21 (Korea Bizwire) — The South Korean government is poised to bring the number of smart factories in the country up to 30,000 by 2015, with plans to train 40,000 skilled workers in preparation for the ever-expanding fourth industrial revolution. Speaking to small and medium size business owners during a meeting at the [...]

8 in 10 South Koreans Believe 4th Industrial Revolution Will See Fewer Jobs

8 in 10 South Koreans Believe 4th Industrial Revolution Will See Fewer Jobs

SEOUL, April 6 (Korea Bizwire) – Eight out of ten people in South Korea believe the fourth industrial revolution will see advanced technologies such as AI and automation take away jobs from people, a recent survey has revealed. The survey, conducted by market researcher Trend Monitor and published yesterday, asked 1,000 smartphone users aged between [...]

Korea Estimated to Have Lowest Number of Robot-Replaceable Jobs

Korea Estimated to Have Lowest Number of Robot-Replaceable Jobs

SEOUL, May 31 (Korea Bizwire) – The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) recently published a report that identified South Korea as having the lowest percentage of jobs at risk of being replaced by robots. The report ‘The Risk of Automation for Jobs in OECD Countries’, released by the OECD on May 30, used the database [...]