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World of Books targets mileage, time and cost savings with software

World of Books, reportedly the UK’s largest used book retailer, is using Paragon’s routing software to support its rapidly expanding business while minimising the operational impact it has on the environment. As a result of adopting the solution at the end of last year, the company has already experienced dramatic efficiency improvements, saving more than […]


Cognizant acquires Meritsoft in post-trade processing

Cognizant has announced it has acquired Meritsoft, a privately-held financial software company based in Dublin, Ireland. Meritsoft is best known for its FINBOS platform for post-trade processing, an intelligent automation solution for managing taxes, fees, commissions and cash flow functions between financial institutions. Meritsoft’s products are currently used by five of the world’s eight leading […]


Hermes launches unique technology designed to ‘make parcels personal’

Hermes UK, a leading consumer delivery company, is introducing innovative technology aimed at bringing people together by enabling the sender of a parcel to connect with its recipient through a personal video message. Hermes Play, which was created within Hermes’ Innovation Lab, allows the sender to pre-record a personal message which is then uploaded via […]


Retailer uses Paragon software solution to enhance customer experience

Barker and Stonehouse, one of the UK’s largest independent furniture retailers, has invested in a logistics solution from Paragon to provide customers with a superior delivery service with more choice. Combining Paragon’s routing and scheduling software and fleXipod ePOD system, the solution will enable the retailer to efficiently fulfil increasing order volumes nationwide without compromising […]


Swisslog to present robotic and data driven solutions at KSA expo

Swisslog, a global leader in robotic, data-driven and flexible automated solutions will participate at the second edition of Materials Handling Saudi Arabia on November 28 to 29 at the Park Hyatt Jeddah. The event is expected to draw hundreds of attendees as well as industry professionals and decision makers. At the trade show, representatives at […]


Ericsson, Einride and Telia power sustainable, self-driving trucks with 5G

Einride, Ericsson and Telia are putting 5G into motion at a DB Schenker facility in Jönköping, Sweden. The goal is to power an all-electric, autonomous transport ecosystem that takes fleet management to the next level. Ericsson Radio System and Ericsson Cloud Core for 5G are providing high-performance connectivity to Einride’s T-pod – a driverless vehicle […]


Belgian postal service leader chooses MiX Telematics for fleet management

MiX Telematics, a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has announced that its premium fleet telematics solution is being adopted by Bpost, the industry leading Belgian postal service. MiX’s channel partner in the region, Rauwers, will be providing Bpost with MiX’s solution to address its safety, efficiency and compliance requirements on […]


Orange launches LTE-M network in France and expands its offer in Europe

As part of Orange’s ambition to succeed in the field of connected objects, Orange has announced the commercial launch of its Long Term Evolution for Machines (LTE-M) network in France. The launch in France follows the opening of Orange’s first LTE-M network in Belgium in May 2018. Orange will launch further LTE-M networks in Spain […]


Automating the manufacturing industry – integrating robot co-workers

Intelligent CIO Europe hears from Prasad Satyavolu, Chief Digital Officer – Manufacturing and Logistics, Cognizant, who gives his advice on how businesses can integrate robot co-workers into the workplace and reap the benefits of advanced technology. The role of physical robots is well recorded in the manufacturing industry, although not necessarily in the humanoid forms […]


BluJay acquires Italian customs solution provider, ERA System

BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, has announced an agreement to purchase ERA System, a leading provider of customs solutions to the Italian market. With this acquisition, BluJay extends its position as the global leader for integrated customs solutions. “The global, multi-country […]


Abreu Carga chooses BluJay Solutions as its core technology platform

BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services powered by the world’s first Global Trade Network, has announced that logistics services provider (LSP) in Portugal, Abreu Carga, has selected BluJay’s Transportation and Warehouse Management software as its platform to plan and execute all transportation moves across all modalities and lanes. Abreu Carga […]


Ambitious new Innovation Partnerships with African countries

A series of ambitious Innovation Partnerships between the UK and Africa are expected to stimulate significant economic growth and support the creation of thousands of new jobs. The partnerships, announced by the Prime Minister as the UK strengthens ties with the region, will be established in African countries with growing tech sectors where there are […]


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