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Enterprise Resource Planning / ERP
Video: 10 Minute IT Jams - An update from SYSPRO
Today we are joined by SYSPRO chief product officer Paulo de Matos. Paulo joins us to share his insights on how ERP can help to ensure better supply chain resilience in Australia.
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Infor
Cloud ERP critical to manufacturers’ bid in work-from-anywhere vision
"Anywhere operations" is one of the top five trends that will impact manufacturers' future platforms and business strategies.
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Manufacturers
Manufacturers struggle to close security gaps as they undergo digital transformation
“Manufacturers face a growing need for security tools to ensure seamless operations and defend themselves against attacks that can cause downtime, financial loss and reputational damage."
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Manufacturing
Epicor acquired by investment firm in huge US$4.7 billion transaction
“We welcome this new partnership with CD&R, which shares our vision for growing the company, and I thank KKR for a highly successful partnership these past few years."
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Manufacturing
Machine vision will help revive struggling manufacturing industry - report
The coronavirus could prove to be an important catalyst in the adoption of Industry 4.0 initiative and machine vision in the Asia-Pacific region, according to GlobalData.
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Industrial IoT
New Paessler solution connects PRTG with Node-RED
The connector will allow users to integrate the monitoring solution into manufacturing, IIoT or IoT environments that utilise Node-RED connectors.
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Digital Transformation
Manufacturing businesses look to modernise operations with hybrid cloud
“Manufacturers are investing in modernising their IT stack, and adopting industry 4.0 solutions to keep up with ever-changing business demands in areas like production and supply chain management.”
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Manufacturing
Volvo and Varjo launch world-first mixed reality application for car development
“With this mixed reality approach, we can start evaluating designs and technologies while they are literally still on the drawing board."
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Epicor
Why manufacturers need to ensure that they invest in the right business technology
Positioning yourself for growth means looking to the future and gaining efficiencies through new technologies.
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Cybersecurity
Report finds UK manufacturers’ cybersecurity severely wanting
With the industry now one of the most targeted, EEF CEO Phipson says "manufacturers must urgently take appropriate steps to protect themselves."
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Apple
Apple to pump up data center spending by $10 billion
Apple expects to invest over $30 billion in capital expenditures in the US over the next five years and create over 20,000 new jobs.
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Manufacturers
Tech Data launches new portfolio to help manage ‘tech ecosystem at every step’
Portfolio enables OEMs and solution providers to focus on the future by providing end-to-end customer and product lifecycle management.
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Manufacturing
Number of APAC manufacturers with ‘smart factories’ to triple by 2022
In a world-leading effort, almost half of APAC manufacturers will have fully connected factories by 2022 with tech use among them expected to surge.
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Internet of Things
Software AG expands IoT solutions with Cumulocity IoT
According to Software AG, Cumulocity IoT will address today’s market demand for easy, fast, and scalable IoT solutions.
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IT Automation
Automation likely the future of Australian tech manufacturing
"Automating processes are now considered essential in order to compete both on a regional and international level."
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NTT Communications
Asian companies need an efficient supply chain ecosystem, exec says
“Strategically selecting a mix of disruptive technologies to overhaul the supply chain is only the first step."
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Manufacturers
Distribution dilemmas – resale price maintenance
It is tempting for manufacturers or suppliers of products to require their wholesalers and retailers (resellers) to sell them   at or above a minimum price – a practice known as resale price maintenance (’RPM’).