Intelligent CIO Logo

Manufacturing

A tailored ERP approach can make all the difference

News Thumbnail

A strategically integrated ERP solution, brought in at a reasonable cost and level of complexity suitable to business needs, will add value to any business, across any industry. This is according to executive leadership at dormakaba, a leading global manufacturer of products for security, time and attendance, access control and enterprise data collection. ERP covers […]


Africa gears up for IoT transformation

News Thumbnail

A recent global survey by HP Enterprise of 3,000+ IT and business decision makers at the end of 2016, found that the Internet of Things has hit an inflection point in their minds. IoT is moving from good to great. Expectations from IoT are sky-high, and those who have implemented IoT in the right way […]


One Channel upbeat about cloud prospects in Africa

News Thumbnail

Local cloud specialist One Channel is upbeat about the prospects of cloud computing in Africa, with cloud platforms enabling new, complex business models and orchestrating more globally-based integration networks. Cloud computing spending is growing at nearly five times the rate of IT spending and is expected to grow even more in the future. IDC predicts […]


USTDA introduces US carbon capture and recycling technology to South Africa

News Thumbnail

Today, the US Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Swayana (Pty) Ltd, a Pretoria-based energy project developer, for a feasibility study that will use innovative US technologies to convert waste gas – also known as off-gas – into a valuable commodity at a plant in South Africa’s Mpumalanga province. The project will use […]


Managing turbulent times in manufacturing through technology

News Thumbnail

Last month, Trading Economics reported that South African manufacturing production had declined 0.8% year-on-year, following an upwardly revised 4.2% drop in April, which was the highest since July 2014. According to the report: “Production of petroleum, chemical products, rubber and plastic products went down 8.4% and made the largest downward contribution. On a monthly basis, […]


SANS finds unprotected devices and ransomware are top threats to industrial control systems

News Thumbnail

SANS Institute’s annual survey of industrial control systems (ICS) has revealed that the introduction of unprotected devices into sensitive ICS networks and ransomware are now among the top threats that organisations face in securing critical infrastructure. In addition, 69% of respondents stated that the level of threats to control systems is now high or severely […]


Fully connected factories expected to rise dramatically over the next five years

News Thumbnail

Zebra Technologies Corporation, the market leader in mobile computers, scanners and barcode printers enhanced with software and services to enable real-time enterprise visibility solutions, has revealed the results of their 2017 Manufacturing Vision Study, a body of research analysing the emerging trends shaping the future of industrial manufacturing. The global study revealed manufacturers are adopting […]


The value of tech in engineering, construction and mining

News Thumbnail

In 2015 Mail & Guardian reported that technology may very well save the mining industry. In engineering, construction and mining, this statement still rings true today. Gone are the days when spreadsheets were the optimum performance platform. Innovation drives growth, and falling behind means losing ground instead of breaking it. According to Timothy Morgan, Business […]


Industry 4.0 is gathering speed in Africa

News Thumbnail

Industry experts from SAP, Orange Business Services and Delloite speak to Intelligent CIO Africa about the impact of the fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa. Industry 4.0 describes the digitisation and automation of traditional manufacturing and production methods and is an opportunity to streamline processes, enhance efficiency and improve safety. A 2016 study by Deloitte titled […]


IFS empowers service engineers with mixed reality using Microsoft HoloLens

News Thumbnail

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has announced the launch of a new proof of concept, developed by the company’s innovation think tank IFS Labs, to reinvent field service management. IFS Labs has developed an integration between the enterprise applications suite IFS Applications and Microsoft HoloLens that enables service engineers to visualise holographic IFS software […]


Industry 4.0 – how West African businesses can get ahead

News Thumbnail

By Magnus Nmonwu, Regional Director for Sage West Africa The next Industrial Revolution has arrived in Africa and it will help make businesses of all sizes more efficient, productive and profitable. This fourth Industrial Revolution could help power West African companies to become major global players. However, the big question is – how will this […]


Securing IoT: know your network, protect your network

News Thumbnail

Article by Jose Vasco, Regional Director, MEMA at Aruba, a Hewlett Packard Enterprise company. Do you think about the need to secure IoT? It could be a patient monitor, a security camera or a lighting system; every connection to the network is a potential route for attackers. This is quite a new concept to many, […]


Enterprise software mobility a prerequisite to digital transformation

News Thumbnail

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has released a primary research study that shows a strong relationship between mobile access to industrial companies’ enterprise software and their readiness for digital transformation. The study surveyed 200 industrial users of enterprise resource planning, field service management, enterprise asset management and other types of enterprise software. Key findings […]


Four ways the Internet of things will transform the supply chain

News Thumbnail

Article by Tarik Taman, General Manager IMEA, Infor. If there’s a ‘quick win’ to be had with IoT, it’s in monitoring the performance and maintenance of industrial machines. It was only a couple of years ago when people spoke about the Internet of things (IoT) as if it were a mysterious superhero for business – […]


Bolloré Logistics Nigeria use tailored logistics solutions to manage Unilever warehouse

News Thumbnail

Bolloré Logistics has been handed a two year contract to officially manage Unilever warehouse. The logistics company confirmed in a report that it has been managing the warehouse on behalf of the fast moving consumer goods selling outfit. Since September 2016, Bolloré Logistics Nigeria handles a warehouse management contract to run Unilever Nigeria Plc.’s 16,290 […]


VMware unveils IoT management solution to help customers take control of IoT

News Thumbnail

VMware, Inc., has announced the launch of VMware Pulse IoT Center, a secure, enterprise grade Internet of things (IoT) infrastructure management solution that will enable information technology and operational technology teams to have complete control of their IoT infrastructure and things. The first solution in a new family of VMware IoT offerings, VMware Pulse™ IoT […]


The crucial scope of plant scheduling

News Thumbnail

Article by Roch Gauthier, Senior Director, Product Management, AspenTech. Production scheduling is one of the most important disciplines within process manufacturing. Crucially, the scheduler is the linchpin to customer satisfaction and operational efficiency. Daily decisions made in this vital function influence outcomes, including what to make and when, which ultimately impacts customer orders and bottom-line […]


Veeam drives transformation at South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation

News Thumbnail

In 1940, the South African Parliament established the Industrial Development Corporation to advance industrial policy and ease the disruption of trade between Europe and South Africa during the Second World War. Today Industrial Development Corporation essentially drives progress by financing development projects, promoting national and international partnerships across industries, and supporting regional economic growth. Fully […]


GE brings new digital infrastructure solutions to the Kenyan market

News Thumbnail

General Electric, the world’s premier digital industrial company, is paving the way for industrial digital transformation in Kenya with the GE East Africa Roadshow. Held at the Villa Rosa Kempinski Hotel, the event gathered key players in the digital space including GE digital experts, Microsoft, Safaricom, iHub and Seven Seas for stakeholder panel discussions on […]


Latest version of Epicor ERP extends manufacturing leadership

News Thumbnail

Unveiled at its Insights 2017 customer conference, Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has introduced the latest version of Epicor ERP, the global enterprise resource planning solution in use today by thousands of customers in 150 countries worldwide. Building on the strengths of its cloud-first architecture, the […]