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The make-or-break challenges CIOs need to address

The vision of highly efficient, connected and safe factories is a reality in manufacturing, but how do CIOs overcome the challenges and seize opportunities in Industry 4.0? This video from Cisco aims to explain this.

Taylor Smith Group confident its email in Office 365 is protected with Mimecast

CHALLENGE The Taylor Smith Group, a Mauritius-based diversified private equity group with interests in manufacturing, logistics, retail and marine services, runs a complex IT operation. With over 800 employees and 16 businesses in its stable, the IT department is responsible for the infrastructure of the entire group, including support and maintenance. Part of this centralised […]

Material handling maintenance needs cloud-based efficiency

Jonathan Wood, General Manager India, Middle East and Africa, Infor, says material handling maintenance can be significantly boosted by the efficiency offer by the cloud. He tells us: “There is a clear and shining purpose for heavy industrial equipment managers in bringing cloud-based based (EAM) onboard.” When you use heavy-duty equipment to complete large tasks, […]

Ulwembu’s Smart Integration steps up office automation offering

Smart Integration, a wholly owned Ulwembu Business Services organisation, has achieved KNX Certified Partner status, which will further empower the company in offering true integration within the office automation space. “KNX is an open protocol that is rapidly moving up on the list of required certifications named by companies operating in the building automation industry,” […]

Magna continues to expand in Morocco with new mirrors facility

Magna, a mobility technology company, has expanded its footprint in Morocco by constructing a new facility in Kenitra to supply global automakers with exterior and interior mirror systems. Production of the new plant is set to begin in Spring 2020. “Expanding into Morocco is a strategic move for Magna, as our customers continue to grow in the […]

Epicor unveils AI-based virtual agent for better decision making

Deep industry-specific application of AI technology simplifies interactions with ERP systems, automates tasks and facilitates faster operations.  Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced the release of Epicor Virtual Agent (EVA), its new enterprise-wide digital agent designed to help users work smarter and accelerate the pace […]

Trailblazing 4.0 industry solutions in supply chain and logistics

The digital nature of business has ushered in the arrival of Industry 4.0 reflecting the interconnectedness of all aspects of manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. As a trailblazer in the logistics world, Trackmatic is actively working with leading South African businesses to automate and digitise the distribution elements of their supply chain processes and liberate untapped […]

LanDynamix takes packaging specialist Graphica to cloud nine

A continuing relationship is seeing LanDynamix  future-proof Graphica’s ICT environment, taking a strong service focus based on the cloud. Graphica is a packaging specialist, creating solutions for the wine; spirits; stationery; bookbinding, and promotional packaging industries that complement their brand aspirations. It is a part of the Winter Group of companies. Business challenge When Graphica […]

Bidco Africa tackle accounts payable challenges with OpenText

Bidco Africa Ltd is the largest and fastest growing manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the Eastern, Central and Southern regions of Africa. Headquartered in Kenya, the company produces, markets and distributes a broad range of products, including edible oils, cooking fats, margarine, baking products, hygiene products, detergents, laundry bars and animal feeds. From […]

Etion Create Managing Director on the ubiquity of IoT in design

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a wave that impacts all ‘verticals’ and ‘horizontals’ of the digital evolution and organisations who deliver design and manufacturing services in this hazy matrix are not spared the change. It is being ignited by the tsunami of capability presented by digital evolution and IoT and is a complex web […]

How quickly could a cyberattack take down critical infrastructure?

With crucial national infrastructure like power systems and manufacturing currently in the spotlight, Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director at security specialist Fortinet, says stakeholders need to consider the impacts of unseen risks, such as cyberattacks, on Operational Technology networks. The recent national infrastructure challenges have thrown into sharp relief the impacts down time can have […]

Digitising traditional supply chains becoming critical for businesses

The impact of digitisation is rapidly disrupting business models across organisations. This is becoming more prevalent in the manufacturing sector, particularly supply chain where automation and data exchange are key. Cassie Lessing, Managing Director of Strato IT Group, provider of business system solutions including StratoPOD, says that digitising traditional supply chains has become a critical […]

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