IBM Buys RPA firm WDG Automation to Bolster AI-based Automation

IBM Buys RPA firm WDG Automation to Bolster AI-based Automation

IBM has acquired robotic process automation firm WDG Automation. The financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. The Brazil-based company will help advance IBM’s AI-backed
automation efforts, including Watson AIOps and Cloud Pak for Multicloud Management. WDG Automation’s portfolio includes RPA, automation, interactive voice response, and chatbots.
The acquisition will also help IBM to use WDG Automation’s services for client digital
transformation efforts and artificial intelligence workloads. IBM said it will accelerate
automation to more parts of the organization to include more complex tasks so employees can focus on higher-value work.
Source: Zdnet