Tags: IoT

Boers & Co see cloud ERP benefits without migration

I have often spoken about why manufacturing companies should adopt cloud technology. There are some clear benefits. However, a recent conversation with an Epicor customer demonstrated that while cloud might be the future there are some clear benefits that manufacturers can take advantage of now with their original installation. Boers & Co group is made…

2018 – are we feeling the manufacturing revolution?

If you listen to the hype, then 2018 is set to be the year when we see manufacturing companies hammering home their adoption of technology. And hopefully in a way that is far more impactful than simply demonstrating they know what all of the cool acronyms mean. After all, we are embracing the Fourth Industrial…

Sawtooth 1.0 to speed up blockchain development

The Hyperledger Sawtooth 1.0 modular platform for building, deploying and running distributed ledgers has been released. This is the second of the Linux Foundation Hyperledger projects to reach this milestone. Last year the Hyperledger Fabric also hit 1.0 and is expected to go to 1.1 in the next few months. This year should also see…

SAP acquires recast.AI and invests in France

SAP is looking to France for a new generation of innovation. It has announced the acquisition of the French start up Recast.AI and is planning to incubate 50 more. Using the SAP.iO Fund, it will also invest in French start ups in their seed funding or Series A rounds. It will also spend €150 million…

Pareteum adds blockchain to its Global Mobility Cloud

Pareteum has announced it has completed a development enabling support of Blockchain technology to its existing billing and settlement services. This capability enables Pareteum customers to participate in the “Digital Economy Monetization to the Cloud” and accept Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin, Airtokens and other forms of cryptocurrencies. Hal Turner, Executive Chairman and Principal Executive Officer of…

It’s all about nonconformity

Infor has announced the latest generation of its Enterprise Asset Management solution. Version 11.3.2 is focused on two main areas, nonconformity functionality and mobility. The update is generally available in the cloud as well as part of Infor CloudSuite Facilities Management. Nonconformity improved The primary area that Infor has improved is in the treatment of equipment…

Could blockchains up-end today’s supply chain models?

Today’s supply chain models are swift, yet often rigid. Brexit presents one particular set of uncertain challenges. Perhaps a more profound and longer term one will come from blockchains. This is what Michael J. Casey argues in an opinion piece for Coindesk where he is the chairman of its advisory board and a senior advisor…

Black Duck acquisition to strengthen Synopsys

Software security vendor Synopsys has acquired fellow security vendor Black Duck Software for $565 million. The deal marks an end to 15 years of growth for Black Duck and is a good price for both companies. Although the deal is subject to regulatory approval, both companies are anticipating no issues. If all goes well it…

BT & Airbus set Cyber Security Challenge

The Cyber Security Challenge UK Masterclass finale takes place on 12-14 November and it’s going to be tough. Attendees will have earned their place through taking part in a series of Cyber Security Challenge events across the UK. Among the challenges they have already faced are those looking at mock cyber-attacks on the Ministry of…

An ERP that delivers complexity through flexibility

Phil Nicholls, Managing Director at Medatech UK kicked off its user conference in a room full of customers. This is also the major UK convention for Priority ERP.  In June the main Priority ERP conference was held in their home country Israel drawing more than 1,300 attendees.  This event was smaller but is growing year…