Trade & Logistics

Samsung Heavy Industries selects AWS as its preferred cloud provider

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has announced that Samsung Heavy Industries selected AWS as its preferred cloud provider to support its digital transformation. Samsung Heavy Industries is turning to AWS’ expansive infrastructure, unmatched performance, scalability and industry-leading services to gain competitive advantage in the smart shipping industry. Samsung Heavy Industries leaves the heavy lifting of its […]

UPS makes largest-ever investment in France with advanced tech hub

UPS officially opened a new 30,000-square-metre, advanced technology package sorting and delivery hub outside Paris in Corbeil-Essonnes/Évry. The French Minister of Transportation, Elisabeth Borne, the mayors of both Corbeil-Essonnes and Évry, and other dignitaries attended the opening ceremony. The new Paris Hub facility, which employs nearly 1,000 people, facilitates cross-border trade and enhances package delivery […]

FarEye expands into Europe by launching its regional office in London

FarEye, a leading global digital logistics platform, has announced the opening of its first European office in the heart of London with an aim to expand its business foothold in the region and to serve its customers directly. With a total of six corporate offices in India, Dubai and Singapore, FarEye currently serves customers in […]

VPE Bank is first German bank to launch cryptocurrency trading

VPE WertpapierhandelsBank AG (VPE) has launched regulated cryptocurrency trading services for institutional investors. VPE offers best-in-class technology and possesses a license from German financial regulator BaFin (Bundesanstalt für Finanzdienstleistungsaufsicht) to offer its customers secure and regulated cryptocurrency trading services. “Cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin, Litecoin, Ethereum and others have become a promising asset class in recent […]

Zalando invests in logistics robotics startup Magazino

Zalando’s logistics network is the ‘engine room’ of its operations, with 65 million orders delivered to its 22.2 million active customers in the first nine months of 2017 and a successful Black Friday on record in November 2017. Zalando started its own logistics activities in 2011. Since then, the company has maintained its drive towards […]

Cognizant acquires Belgian analytics company, Hedera Consulting

Cognizant has acquired privately-held Hedera Consulting, a company specialising in business advisory and data analytics services across a number of industry sectors. The purchase further expands Cognizant’s consulting, business insight and digital transformation capabilities for clients in Belgium and the Netherlands. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Based in Kontich, Belgium, Hedera Consulting […]

CIN Coatings selects IFS’ ERP solution to power its global expansion

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, has signed an agreement with Portuguese coatings company CIN for the implementation of IFS Applications across all its business areas. The solution includes IFS Enterprise Operational Intelligence to provide visual insights throughout the company’s value chain. With more than 100 years of experience in the coatings industry, CIN is […]

Companies are increasingly turning to cloud computing

Companies looking to harness the full potential of their Internet of Things (IoT) investments are increasingly turning to cloud computing, according to Craig Nel, Cloud Platform Leader, Mobile, BOTS and A1 at Oracle Middle East, Africa and Turkey. Gartner’s technology predictions state that 2018 will be the year in which intelligent things proliferate, driving a shift […]

Paul Mountford named as the new CEO of Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Technology, The Digital Performance Company, has announced the appointment of Paul Mountford as CEO. He replaces Jerry M Kennelly, who is retiring after serving as CEO since co-founding Riverbed in 2002. Mountford joined Riverbed nearly four years ago as SVP and Chief Sales Officer, leading the transformation of the global sales organisation and partner […]

Red Hat expert: Digital transformation is not going away any time soon

The phrase ‘digital transformation’ is everywhere and according to Erica Langhi, solution architect at Red Hat, it’s not going away any time soon. Organisations are acutely aware of the need to become more digital to stay competitive and serve customers in new ways. We have entered an era of agile development practices, hybrid technology footprints […]