Australian manufacturing companies boost productivity and competitive advantage with enterprise social software

ChiefTech

While a bit light on details, I'm not going to complain about this positive story in the ITPro section of the Fairfax newspapers about two packaging manufacturing companies using enterprise social software to help their bottom-line. Pact Group, with staff spread across 70 sites in Australia, New Zealand and Asia, is currently using Salesforce Chatter with 600 of its 3500 employees.

Chinese hackers exploited a Trend Micro antivirus zero-day used in Mitsubishi Electric hack

Security Affairs

The two media outlets attribute the cyber attack to a China-linked cyber espionage group tracked as Tick (aka Bronze Butler ). “In a case study on its website, Trend Micro lists Mitsubishi Electric as one of the companies that run the OfficeScan suite.”

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Digital Workers Thrive with ABBYY and UiPath Partnership

Document Imaging Report

Our accounts payable department was bursting at the seams keeping up with the increased invoice volume and rising costs associated with manual offshore processing,” stated Sarah Stokes, Director of Finance and Accounts Payable, Medline Industries, the largest privately held manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies in the US. “By IDC research firm forecasts the intelligent process automation market, a group of technologies including content intelligence, will grow to $20.7

Best value procurement recognizes vendors as experts

CGI

A case study by the Performance Based Studies Research Group at Arizona State University documented that BVP is highly successful, with client satisfaction levels of 98%. In the Netherlands, CGI has been awarded BVP contracts in Geographical-ICT, manufacturing IT and case management. Best value procurement recognizes vendors as experts. narmada.devarajan. Wed, 08/26/2015 - 03:15.

The Unobserved Need

Positively RIM

Last week I traveled to rural Indiana to research a case study of a mid-size manufacturing firm. Different numbers define this SMB group, but I see it as organizations with between 100 and 1,000 staffers. It may be as unglamorous as a midsize manufacturing business in rural Indiana. While the subject is interesting in its own right, it is symbolic of a huge, unobserved need. In the U.S. alone, there are close to 100,000 small to mid-size businesses.