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French retail manufacturer extends Infor solution deployment

Infor, a leading provider of industry-specific cloud applications, has announced that Morel, a French family-owned company specialising in the design and manufacturing of eyeglass frames, is extending its deployment of the Infor M3 Fashion solution to nine subsidiaries abroad. Morel, founded in 1880 and based in France (Jura), is a fashion company with a strong […]

WBA identifies viable use cases for today’s connected vehicle

Automobile manufacturers that have integrated telematics into their vehicles can utilise Wi-Fi and generate significant revenue for a number of use cases, including predictive maintenance and repairs, as well as over-the-air (OTA) firmware updates. These new use cases and more are detailed in the latest whitepaper from the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA): The Connected Vehicle: […]

AVEVA and Cognizant expand partnership to build next-gen industrial software

Cognizant has announced that it has expanded its research and development (R&D) partnership with AVEVA, a global leader in engineering and industrial software, to develop cutting-edge industrial software that will help shape the future across a range of industries, from water and energy, to food and infrastructure. The multi-year, multi-million-dollar deal will help customers modernise […]

Report reveals UK manufacturing drops to second place in league table of most attacked industry sectors

UK manufacturing and technology sectors continue to battle it out for first and second place in the table of most targeted industry sectors by cyberattackers, according to the 2019 Global Threat Intelligence Report (GTIR) from NTT Security, the specialised security company and centre of excellence in security for NTT Group. While manufacturing took top billing […]

Audi Germany and Salesforce activate future of automotive

Audi Germany, a leading manufacturer of automobiles and motorcycles in the premium segment, is pooling its expertise in the area of e-mobility with Salesforce, a global leader in CRM, to deliver smart, personalised customer engagement throughout the entire customer lifecycle. Audi’s new innovative ‘Functions-on-Demand’ solution enables customers to order and obtain – temporarily or permanently […]

Nokia showcases Factory in a Box 2.0 with cutting-edge developments

Nokia is showcasing the second generation of its Factory in a Box in the 5G Arena at Hannover Messe 2019 (April 1 to April 5), in collaboration with several industry ecosystem partners. The container is a proof of concept that demonstrates how Industry 4.0 solutions can be packed, transported and brought back into service in […]

The Ardagh Group uses Machine Learning solution for crucial visibility

The Ardagh Group, a worldwide leader in packaging solutions, utilised an AI-powered network detection and response platform from Vectra to provide crucial visibility into its global network. The Ardagh Group is a leading global supplier of metal and glass packaging solutions for many of the world’s leading brands. The company has a turnover of about […]

Industry experts comment on Norsk Hydro cyberattack

Norsk Hydro, a global aluminium and renewable energy company based in Norway, has been hit by an extensive cyberattack. IT-systems in most business areas have been impacted and the company has switched to manual operations and procedures as far as possible. In a statement, the company said its technical team, with external support, has succeeded […]

Voith and PerfectPattern alliance enables AI innovation

Global technology group, Voith, will be working with Munich-based technology and software company, PerfectPattern, in future in the field of Artificial Intelligence. The aim of the alliance is to optimise processes and planning in industrial production environments based on the latest Artificial Intelligence technologies developed by PerfectPattern. Voith will contribute the expertise it has acquired […]

Infor announces latest Infor CloudSuite ERP release for manufacturing

Infor, a global leader in business cloud software specialised by industry, has announced speed, flexibility and agility-based enhancements to four of its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems: Infor LN, Infor CloudSuite Automotive, Infor CloudSuite Aerospace and Defence (A&D) and Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise. These product enhancements will help discrete manufacturers within the automotive, A&D, construction, […]

Weener Plastics chooses Flexible SD-WAN from Orange to improve agility

Weener Plastics, a global supplier of innovative and value-added packaging solutions, has signed a five-year, managed SD-WAN agreement with Orange Business Services to support its global expansion. Rolling out Flexible SD-WAN across 24 sites in Europe, Asia and Latin America, Weener Plastics will increase agility and flexibility in its organisation, as well as improve internal […]

Hexagon strengthens smart factory position with autonomous technology

Hexagon AB, a global leader in digital solutions, has announced the acquisition of Etalon, a provider of equipment calibration solutions. Etalon’s solutions continuously monitor and initiate compensation of machine tools, measuring machines, robots and structures to ensure the dimensional accuracy of manufactured parts. Founded in 2004, Etalon employs around 25 people with domain expertise in […]

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