back to article The software bots are coming, the software bots are coming: Microsoft swallows UK automation minnow while dreaming of low-code apps

Microsoft has acquired UK robotic process automation (RPA) specialist Softomotive for an undisclosed sum, snatching a bigger foothold in a market attracting interest from investors and other large software vendors. The Redmond giant said Softomotive's desktop automation software will work with its existing Power Automate wares …

  1. Claverhouse Silver badge

    To A Profitable Future, Gentlemen !

    Microsoft buying a company always led to a great future for that company.

    1. BrownishMonstr Bronze badge

      Re: To A Profitable Future, Gentlemen !

      Depends on why they are buying a business.

      Clients, patents, IP, employees/knowledge, maybe others

    2. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: To A Profitable Future, Gentlemen !

      *cough* Nokia

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  3. Chris Hills
    Mushroom

    RPA is a scam

    Software on top of other software is a recipe for disaster. Instead of using RPA you should fix the underlying software.

  4. s. pam
    Pint

    Cough

    Remember what they did to Skype?

    1. TeeCee Gold badge
      Facepalm

      Re: Cough

      As far as I am aware, Skype is still with us, still working, still bulletproof and also built into Office / Teams.

      Unfortunately, it lacks the UI candy of the ludicrously insecure Zoom so, as Joe Bloggs doesn't give a flying fuck about security but loves shiny and wants its babies, that's where the sheep have gone en masse.

  5. cantankerous swineherd Silver badge

    spells doom for barely literate managers

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