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Manufacturing
CFOs turning to Industry 4.0 to evolve manufacturing sector
Business intelligence and CRM are increasingly important for pandemic recovery.
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3D Printing
Beyond prototypes: How 3D printing is moving outside the test lab
The unique ability of 3D printers to construct precise and intricate shapes faster and more efficiently than a manual process represents a compelling point for companies eager to fabricate concepts, models, and bases for existing components. 
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Manufacturing
Auckland-based Mulcahy Engineering signs $1m deal with Epicor
"The Epicor solution will allow us to make more informed business decisions, help us break into new markets and release new product offerings quicker."
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Manufacturing
The villain lurking in your PC - a cautionary tale
There’s likely something in your desktop PC just waiting to ruin your day.
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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
Konica Minolta Australia eyes up manufacturing market with new industrial robots
“The MiR 500 and MiR 1000 will have a critical role to play in the manufacturing and logistics organisations of the future and will play an important part in protecting workers and businesses, and helping them de-risk and future-proof their operations."
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Manufacturing
Hitachi Vantara expands digital manufacturing portfolio
Includes new manufacturing practice and expanded portfolio of digital manufacturing solutions, services and consulting services.
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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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Artificial Intelligence
We’re still not ready for AI’s impact on employment
Australian individuals and companies “will need new skills and frameworks to be equipped to navigate the inevitable change ahead.”
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Manufacturing
How quantum computing is set to impact the finance industry
An accessible and operating quantum chip would provide immeasurable improvements to these algorithms, along with the machine learning that underpins them.
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Manufacturing
Fujitsu and SAP Japan collaborate on new solution
Fujitsu has launched a SAP solution designed to improve efficiency of operations including estimating specifications, arranging materials after receiving orders and issuing production orders.
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Sustainability
Unsafe working environments in IT risking people's health
Excessive working hours, forced labour and discrimination are some of the problems that risk workers' health in the IT industry.
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Business Continuity
Risk management: Are CTOs setting the wrong priorities?
According to the survey, managers don’t allocate enough resources and have insufficient skills to effectively manage risks at their organisations.
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Hybrid Cloud
Manufacturers will double multicloud use in next two years
Manufacturing industry gears up to outpace average adoption of hybrid cloud by 2020, reports Nutanix.
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Manufacturing
Update: Huawei lead counsel speaks out about the US case
“As shown in the motion, section 889 is unconstitutional selective legislative punishment."
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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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3D Printing
HP drives 3D printing for the manufacturing industry
The new products and partnerships are designed to bring new levels of manufacturing predictability and quality to customers scaling to full production.
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Manufacturing
Ulbrich Stainless Steel uses AI-embedded solution to flatten IoT data challenges
“Collecting machine and sensor data from our factories and integrating that with ERP system data will help us understand the intricate relationships between equipment, people, suppliers and customers."
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Digital Transformation
IDC: Manufacturing driving digital transformation spending in 2019
IDC forecasts global DX spending to reach US$1.18 trillion in 2019, an increase of 17.9% over 2018.
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Manufacturing
BMW and Microsoft launch the Open Manufacturing Platform
Microsoft and the BMW Group announced a new community initiative to enable faster, more cost-effective innovation in the manufacturing sector.
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Artificial Intelligence
APAC manufacturing nearly at an AI tipping point
Soon, manufacturers who have not kept up with the advances in AI technologies will be vastly outstripped by those that have.
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Apple
Apple says it's 'protecting the planet's resources'
Apple says it’s ‘protecting the planet’s resources’ and expanding educational opportunities for workers who assemble Apple products.
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Blockchain
HPE launches blockchain-based data monetisation platform
HPE and Continental’s platform leverages a decentralised architecture based on blockchain technologies. 
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Manufacturing
Universal Robots aims for A/NZ growth with new hire
Peter Hern takes on the role of leading customer support, sales and partner development for Universal Robots in Australia and New Zealand.