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You’ve got IIoT all wrong – Focusing less on tech and more on impact is key to success in the 4IR

Industry 4.0. The industrial internet of things. Digitalisation. Smart manufacturing. The fourth industrial revolution. There are dozens of different names for the uptake in connected technologies and the convergence of IT and OT systems taking place in industry at the moment. One thing most people do agree on, however, is that it’s tech-driven. But should this really be the case? Here, George Walker, managing director of industrial automation expert Novotek UK and Ireland, makes the case for goal-driven digitalisation.

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Mitsogo recognized for Hexnode as an April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Unified Endpoint Management tools

Mitsogo was recently named an April 2019 Gartner Peer Insights Customers’ Choice for Unified Endpoint Management tools for Hexnode, Mitsogo’s enterprise software division. Hexnode is one among the four UEM tools that received the Customers’ Choice distinction.

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Edge computing and the modern retailer

Retail Technology Review spoke with Jamie Bourassa, Vice President, Edge Computing, Schneider Electric at the recent Retail Expo 2019 about the company’s EcoStruxure Ready edge computing architecture and what advantages it can bring to the retailer marketplace.

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Global operations expert employed to launch new digital solutions across Europe

Paylink Solutions has welcomed a global operations expert to its senior management team as part of plans to increase market share across the UK’s finance and property sectors.

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HMY launches new digital solution for boosting point of sale

HMY has launched a new digital solution in the form of real-time digital signage. Commercial signage at the point of sale is becoming an increasingly important element of the shopping experience.

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HFX partners with Selenity to provide streamlined workforce time and expense management for HR and Finance departments

HFX, provider of Cloud Workforce Management Solutions, has announced a partnership with Selenity,supplier of expense management software, HR case management and workflow solutions and staff contract management solutions.

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Wipro to acquire International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), a global interoperability solutions company

Wipro Limited, the information technology, consulting and business process services company, has signed a definitive agreement to acquire International TechneGroup Incorporated (ITI), a global digital engineering and manufacturing solutions company.

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Shippers demand efficiency and technology brings that – Cogoport president Flemming Frost

Digital practices and technology adoption are bringing greater productivity, effectiveness and profitability in the shipping and logistics industry, Cogoport president Flemming Frost told industry leaders at a major shipping conference in the Netherlands.

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Aiimi to showcase AI-driven data and information management solutions at Insight & Answers event

Data and information company, Aiimi, is hosting a half-day conference on June 19th 2019 to discuss and assess trends in the market as well as bring together a host of organisations to give real-world insight into how they are delivering business expansion through the effective use of AI, machine learning, data analytics and intelligent content management technologies.

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Puretec Fitness boosts revenue and takes back control of brand with new eCommerce site

Home fitness equipment retailer, Puretec Fitness, has secured its future and taken back control of its brand by launching a fully transactional website, after historically relying on eCommerce marketplaces to target customers.

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Tech Data enhances security offering in Europe with RECON solutions suite

Tech Data has launched the RECON Security Suite in Europe. RECON offers a targeted and simplified range of multi-vendor subscription and consultation-based security solutions that help to protect against the most common cybersecurity threats.

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Schneider Electric HyperPod wins Data Centre Design and Build Product of the Year at the 2019 Electrical Review Awards

Schneider Electric announced its EcoStruxure Ready HyperPod system has won ‘Data Centre Design and Build Product of the Year’ at the Electrical Review Awards 2019. The award recognises the company for innovation within the data centre infrastructure market and further highlights the solution as an industry first.

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Industrial cybersecurity strategies need radical rethink to address fast evolving threat horizon

The paradigm shift brought forth by Industry 4.0 and the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is significantly enhancing the digital and connectivity capabilities of Industrial Control Systems (ICS) across multiple verticals including manufacturing, oil and gas, critical infrastructure, and nuclear power.

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Industrial Brothers studio chooses Qumulo’s hybrid cloud file storage

Qumulo, the hybrid cloud file storage solutions provider, has announced that Industrial Brothers, the creative studio, has deployed Qumulo’s file storage.

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Aerohive launches Partner Portal to fuel channel auccess

Aerohive Networks, the cloud-managed networking, has launched what it calls a best-in-class Partner Portal to better serve channel affiliates and streamline business transactions.

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Meet Gen Z: The self-proclaimed hardest-working, anxiously optimistic workforce of the future

The Workforce Institute at Kronos Incorporated has issued a global survey of 3,400 members of Generation Z1 across 12 countries that found contradictory revelations from the newest segment of the workforce.

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Ticking timebomb of logistics’ skills deficit revealed in new report

A new report by Talent in Logistics reveals the logistics sector has a significant recruitment problem, which could potentially cause the nation to grind to a halt.

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Product Guru’s ‘Tinder for retailers and suppliers’ platform raises £300,000

Product Guru, an online platform described as ‘Tinder for retail buyers and product suppliers’, has secured a £300,000 investment.

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Nuvias Group adds Gigamon to its vendor portfolio

Nuvias, the EMEA high-value distributor, is extending the breadth of its range of Advanced Networking and Cybersecurity solutions by adding Gigamon, a provider of advanced visibility solutions for Enterprise, Government and Service Provider networks.

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Worldpay launches solution to optimise payments under PSD2 regulations

With the PSD2 requirement for Strong Customer Authentication (SCA) going into effect on Sept. 14, 2019, Worldpay, Inc. will launch the SCA Exemption Engine for merchants operating in the European Economic Area (EEA) to reduce friction from the online checkout experience.

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NetApp powers data-driven organisations to succeed

NetApp has introduced NetApp ONTAP 9.6, the new midrange, end-to-end NVMe AFF A320 storage system and an expanded portfolio of services to help businesses maximise the value of their data.

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New software to help MSPs address SME file-monitoring challenges

Cybersecurity firm IS Decisions has launched FileAudit 6, enabling IT pros to monitor access to company-sensitive files and folders on Windows Active Directory-based servers alongside Dropbox for Business, Google Drive, Box and Microsoft OneDrive.

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Instore and online retail services must play nicely together – lest iconic brands will disappear

Seamless mobile connectivity can help prevent this from happening explains Colin Abrey of Nextivity.

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Schneider Electric EcoStruxure IT Expert wins Data Centre ICT Management Innovation of the Year at the DCS Awards 2019

Schneider Electric has won the ‘Data Centre ICT Management Innovation of the Year’ category at the DCS Awards 2019.

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ISV focus for Ergonomic Solutions

IT Reseller spoke with Colin Mackie, Chief Marketing Officer for Ergonomic Solutions, during the recently held Retail Expo at London’s Olympia.

Here, he discusses the background behind the launch of the company’s popular SpacePole Duo sled last year, together with the rationale behind the company’s new ISV initiative as part of its established Space Program channel network.

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