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Tech businesses have increased AI usage to improve business operations

New data shows a recent acceleration in AI uptake across the tech sector, while implementing AI to improve products and services slows across the IT and Communications space. Data analysed by the customer experience experts at CX Network has found that AI usage to improve business operations in the technology sector has increased 25% since […]

Cost is biggest barrier to democratisation of AI

Almost two thirds (61%) of business decision-makers believe that large enterprises will be the primary creators of AI in future, with few believing that consumers (18%) or start-ups (28%) will have the capability and power to develop new systems. According to the research, the main barriers to AI software creation include cost (46%), technical skills […]

Eight pioneers chart a sustainable future for UK manufacturing

Digital Catapult, the UK authority on advanced digital technology, has welcomed eight technology pioneers to the Made Smarter Innovation Sustainability Accelerator to improve resource and energy efficiency in UK manufacturing. Working with industry leaders BAE Systems, HS2 and Creagh Concrete, the participating companies will receive support from innovation experts at Digital Catapult to co-develop solutions […]

Revolutionising medicine with the promise of growing human organs

Growing human organs holds immense importance in modern medicine, offering solutions to critical healthcare challenges. One of the primary benefits is addressing the persistent shortage of donor organs for transplantation. This scarcity often leads to long waiting lists and, tragically, the loss of lives. By cultivating organs in the lab, we can potentially bridge this […]

ABB automates warehouse operation in instrumentation factory in Italy

From a manual activity to fully automated warehouse operations, ABB has completed the transformation of the logistics operation at its instrumentation factory on Lake Como in Italy. The upgrade was aimed at improving logistics and achieving overall operational efficiency.  By introducing a fully automated storage and retrieval system, ABB has achieved a 90 per cent […]

UK businesses see boosting connectivity as integral to growth

Study reveals a great opportunity for alternative network providers (AltNets) to meet growing demand for gigabit broadband despite lack of government incentives A new study has found the business appetite for high-capacity connectivity is set to support the next surge of digital investment. 42% of UK businesses regard moving to higher capacity connectivity in the […]

Germany Energy Efficiency Act demonstrates importance of data centre supply chain collaboration

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Following the signing into law of Germany’s Energy Efficiency Act (EnEfG), energy solutions specialist Aggreko is encouraging data centre stakeholders to engage with the supply chain to minimise upheaval. Introducing wide-ranging reforms for the nation’s industry, the EnEfG requires data centre operators to improve their power usage and transparency by introducing energy management systems with […]

Systemair look to Infor’s cloud solution to deliver more sustainable products

Systemair is moving its core business system to Infor CloudSuite Manufacturing, aiming at smoother integration of newly acquired companies and developing new types of products and services. Systemair was founded 50 years ago and currently has offices in 51 countries, supplying both private and commercial customers, including hospitals, offices and schools, where air quality is […]

Vertiv collaborates with Intel on liquid cooled solution

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Vertiv is collaborating with Intel to provide a liquid cooling solution that will support the revolutionary new Intel Gaudi3 AI accelerator, scheduled to launch in 2024. AI applications and high-performance computing emit higher amounts of heat, and organisations are increasingly turning to liquid cooling solutions for more efficient and eco-friendly cooling options.  The Intel Gaudi3 […]

Navigating industrial challenges with the power of collaboration and innovation

The past few years have presented significant challenges for manufacturing companies, with global supply chains disrupted by the pandemic and geopolitical tensions. The evolving relationship between the United States and China adds further complexity to the supply chain landscape. This global supply chain disorder has put OEMs under immense pressure, pushing them to a transformative […]

Four industrial trends and tools to navigate them

At Automation Fair, Rockwell Automation’s annual gathering, that took place in Boston this month, Tessa Myers, senior vice president of intelligent devices at Rockwell Automation, highlighted the latest innovations and envisioned future possibilities. Amid a series of recent acquisitions, Myers focused her keynote on how companies can achieve resilience, agility, and sustainability. “Complexity is increasing […]

Bridging the workplace skills gap

The skills gap in industries such as process control and automation is a growing concern, with millions of skilled jobs remaining unfilled. Employers are struggling to find qualified candidates to meet their needs. Rockwell Automation proposes several solutions to alleviate this ongoing crisis. These include implementing labour-saving automation to reduce manual tasks and utilising advanced […]

Manufacturers embrace sustainable digital factories amid regulatory push and economic challenges

Sustainability has been a key focus in manufacturing for over two decades, with the industry making notable progress in reducing energy and resource consumption. However, recent global economic challenges have slowed this progress. “When the market is strong, companies prioritise sustainability initiatives. But when the market falters, they tend to cut back on these efforts […]

Microsoft leads the charge in the industrial metaverse

Judson Althoff, Microsoft’s chief commercial officer, recently discussed the industrial metaverse with Blake Moret, chairman and CEO of Rockwell Automation, during the Rockwell Automation Fair 2023. Their conversation delved into the transformative impacts of artificial intelligence (AI), generative AI, ChatGPT, and other digital technologies on manufacturing. “The industrial metaverse can significantly impact manufacturing by enhancing […]

Will technology save the supply chain?

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It is no surprise that events in recent years have led to supply chain shortages and cost increases.  Industries have been using technology more than ever to try and understand and gain visibility into their supply chains, and where possible, improve their efficiency. While the problem is evident and tangible across a wide range of […]

Generative AI at work: Creating a transparent company culture

The power of generative AI has risen to prominence in the past year. Even for those outside of the tech industry, ChatGPT and Bard have become household names, used in both work and personal contexts in ways that could not have been predicted only a few short years ago. In the workplace, generative AI has […]

Working in harmony to propel the energy transition forward

To reach net zero, we need new technologies and solutions that work in harmony with each other to help customers and power distribution system operators to flourish in a greener, electrified world. Strong commercial partnerships with startups can help established players fill innovation gaps and solve the energy industry’s most pressing challenges. The EU recently […]