IT in Manufacturing


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Manufacturing in decline?
April 2009
The right solutions can help navigate the storm. Manufacturing output for December 2008 fell by 7% year-on-year, according to a recent statement by Statistics South Africa. Manufacturing is the second-biggest ...

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Measure or bust?
April 2009, eTX Data Services
When plenty of money is circulating during a boom cycle, running an established business can look relatively straightforward. Process inefficiency is easy to miss when profits are growing and more cash ...

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BitDefender offers a free tool that completely removes the Conficker/Downadup worm from home and business networks
April 2009
Demonstration of the removal tool available on YouTube. BitDefender, an award-winning provider of innovative anti-malware security solutions, has launched a free tool that removes all versions of the ...

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Software as a service
March 2009
New delivery models will drive LIMS growth. Leveraging the success of the salesforce.com model, laboratory information management systems (LIMS) software-as-a-service (SaaS) will emerge and reshape ...

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Quickscan beta to provide second opinion on PC security
March 2009
Offers users a quick and easy check for running threats. BitDefender, a global provider of award-winning antivirus software and data security solutions, today announced the availability of the beta version ...

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BitDefender first to offer free tool which disinfects all versions of Downadup
March 2009
New Variant of Downadup worm aggressively spreading throughout Web, according to BitDefender Labs. On Saturday, 7 March, BitDefender, an award-winning provider of innovative anti-malware security solutions, ...

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BitDefender E-Threats Landscape Report spotlights Trojans as dominant security menace in 2008
February 2009
 Anti-virus leader predicts stealth and automation will be major concerns in 2009. More than 80% of malware distributed worldwide in 2008 consisted of Trojans according to the E-Threats Landscape Report, ...

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Is IT relevant to the chemicals industry?
December 2008
A comprehensive understanding of context is a prerequisite to aligning IT with business strategy

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Data clouds
November 2008, Omniflex Remote Monitoring Specialists
Environmental monitoring is a topical subject and a pressing requirement for many organisations these days. This is because the burden of proof of compliance rests with companies themselves. The real ...

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Batch tracking and reporting
October 2008, IS³ - Industry Software, Solutions & Support
SAB Maltings adopts latest Wonderware technology

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A balanced approach
October 2008
Computer-based plant maintenance.

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Uniformance process studio
October 2008, Honeywell ACS South Africa
Improve the efficiency of plant data analysis. Honeywell has announced the launch of Uniformance Process Studio, a new desktop software package that allows plant engineers to more easily analyse process ...

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Rockwell's Incuity: a South African success story
September 2008, Rockwell Automation
Incuity Software currently has over 45 000 seats of its products installed in more than 40 countries with support for 13 languages

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Honeywell selected at petrochemical giant
September 2008, Honeywell ACS South Africa
An integrated advanced planning and scheduling solution has been selected to help enhance efficiency and improve performance at a Saudi complex Honeywell has been awarded a contract to install and implement ...

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Endress+Hauser introduces Memobase
August 2008, Endress+Hauser
Endress+Hauser has announced the launch of Memobase in South Africa, a software package that allows central data and sensor management in the laboratory. The software has been developed for use with Memosens ...

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WLANs aid industry
August 2008
Cisco technical specialist Marius Vermeulen of Tarsus Technologies says that the general perception in the broader IT market today is that the need for wireless LAN coverage in particular areas or scenarios ...

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A protocol for all industries
August 2008
Historical information gathering for distributed networks, where different media such as radios and cellular networks are used, has always been limited in terms of the system response. The bigger the ...

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ApplyIT's operations suite keeps Spunchem spinning
August 2008
Spunchem Africa, the polypropylene non-woven spun-bonded fabric manufacturer, has tightened its health, safety and maintenance performance to meet international standards using the OptiRUN and SmartSURE ...

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Preventing unplanned downtime: the secure control system
July 2008, Emerson Automation Solutions
Security can be approached in two ways, reactive and proactive

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Standards benefit batch
April 2008, Technews Publishing (SA Instrumentation & Control)
The ISA-88 standard (aka IEC 61512), which was first introduced in 1995, has gained wide acceptance in the chemical, food, pharmaceutical and life sciences industries as well as in semiconductor manufacture

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