I.T.

Industry 4.0: turning theory into reality

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Everyone can name drop ‘Industry 4.0’ into conversations, but when it comes to putting theory into practice just what is the level of understanding among those having to move their production into the smart factory era? Bluefin Solutions’ Nick Heath provides some key practical steps to making the dream a reality.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise & TM join forces

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The Manufacturer and HPE Services have partnered to offer exclusive access to information on Connected Manufacturing. This knowledge source will provide you with information on what IoT, Industry 4.0 and Smart Technology mean to your business and how to embrace them.

Industry 4.0 and the Smart Factory

At the ‘Solutions Theatres’, manufacturers will gain deeper insight into topics such as ‘Smart Factories’, ‘the Future of Logistics’ or ‘The IoT Edge’.
This year, it’s been impossible to miss the buzz surrounding Industry 4.0, the ‘fourth industrial revolution’. And while the world of business is full of fads and fashions, most observers agree that Industry 4.0 has undeniable substance. But talking about Smart Factories is one thing, and building them quite another.

Cyber security and the risk of doing nothing

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Posted on 30 Nov 2016 by Tim Brown
Have you ever looked at your system and thought: “Upgrading our equipment is too expensive and likely to cause downtime. Let’s just keep it running.” Ultimately, you made a risk decision. While cyber security hasn’t been a critical risk factor until recently, it has quickly emerged as one of today’s biggest risks.