The birth of the "smart factory" or the "Industry 4.0 era" has created a need for manufacturers to rethink the way they do business.
As the industry is becoming more complex and the goalposts are constantly moving, manufacturers are expected to keep improving plant efficiency.
a global survey of business sentiment regarding investment and innovation in the internet of things (IoT) - reveals South Africans' optimism over possible business outcomes from IoT.
The IoT Barometer research surveyed 1,278 respondents in 13 countries: the US, Brazil, Ireland, UK, Germany, Italy, Spain, South Africa, China, India, Japan, Australia, and New Zealand.
South Africa represented approximately 10% of the participants including retail, manufacturing, energy and utilities, healthcare, transport and logistics, automotive, consumer electronics and the public sector. Responses were received from decision makers across a range of organisations - from SMEs to larger multinationals.
Euan McNeil, GM South Africa, FCM Travel Solutions Data management and interpretation have become a key skill in the travel management environment as the amount of data that is generated about travel increases exponentially and the power that proper data interpretation can have in driving savings and achieving company goals becomes increasingly clear.
With every booking action and passenger movement or action tracked, data-based insights and resulting travel management enhancements ensure a more seamless, safer and pleasant experience for the corporate traveller, as well as delivering cost savings and efficiencies for corporates. In the wrong hands, however, data can be misinterpreted and have the complete opposite effect.