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Dell Services announces major IT release, and Bluemix makes it easy to debug applications—SD Times News Digest: Oct. 9, 2015

Dell Services has announced Robotic Process Automation (RPA) solution, which works with the company’s Automated Full-Time Equivalent (AFTE) and AFTE Command Center. It will help customers increase speed and accuracy in business processes. AFTEs are “robots,” or software agents, that are programmed to perform repeatable and repetitive tasks, freeing up employees who were otherwise doing mundane, simple tasks. They can now move to...

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VW scandal has undone ‘decades of accumulated goodwill’ to Germany’s brand, report says

Volkswagen’s revelation that it purposely rigged 11 million of its diesel cars with equipment to bypass emission tests is doing harm beyond its brand. The discovery is also showing measurable long-term damage to its home country of Germany, according to a newly released report from consulting firm Brand Finance. In fact, Volkswagen’s lies have knocked Germany off its top perch as being the world’s most powerful nation brand...