Delivered October 22, 2019. Contributor: Joseph M.
To collect data on how the use of web crawlers/scrapers and/or RPA can benefit businesses in terms of increased revenue, productivity improvements.
Definition of Terms
Web crawler - according to Tech Target, a web crawler is "a program that visits websites and reads their pages and other information in order to create entries for a search engine index." Web crawlers are typically used to collect information from a website and the links that are related to the website.
Robotic Process Automation (RPA) - according to Tech Target, RPA "is the use of software with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning capabilities to handle high-volume, repeatable tasks that previously required humans to perform." These tasks include queries, calculations and maintenance of records and transactions.