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Industry 4.0 – how West African businesses can get ahead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]


General Electric inaugurates new offices in Ethiopia

General Electric, the world’s leading digital industrial company consolidated its footprint in Africa with the official opening of GE Ethiopia new offices in Addis Ababa. The President of FDRE (Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia), H.E Dr Mulatu Teshome was the guest of honour and was joined by Peter Vrooman, Chargé d’Affaires A.I of the United […]


Morocco amongst top three countries to suffer industrial computer cyberattacks in 2016

The percentage of industrial computers under attack grew from over 17% in July 2016 to more than 24% in December 2016, with the top three sources of infection being the Internet, removable storage devices and malicious e-mail attachments and scripts embedded in the body of e-mails. On average two-in-five computers, related to the technological infrastructure […]


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