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The Ghost in the Machine: Where Has Process Automation Left the Consumer?
Business process automation is all very well and good. After all, nothing succeeds like success, especially automated success. But what is the effect of

the well  to some extent, as the information age has led to an explosion of consumer awareness as well as consumer choice. But the fact remains that consumers will keep coming, no matter what the degree of transactional automation, and this is why enterprises continue to put such emphasis on brand loyalty. It's an old literary, media, historical, and industrial truth: form is content. And when you've reached the point of automating the form, to a certain degree you've automated the content. Now, consumers are in

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