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Pandemic promoted value of automation

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Kim Catechis of Franklin Templeton
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Kim Catechis of Franklin Templeton

In 2020 during the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, companies learned to value automation as a source of resilience, risk reduction and high-quality management information, resulting in a veritable investment boom in technology.

This has set in motion a renewed focus and investment in automation for businesses globally. Over the next decade we are likely to see increased levels of automation, particularly in labour intensive...

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