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

With circa 150,000 insurance claims to process annually, our processes were burdened with poor digitization quality, manual data entry and human errors,” said Greg Booker, Group CIO at RACQ, one of Australia’s largest insurance companies. “By

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%. 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.