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Half of companies unprepared for IT disaster

More than half (54%) of companies will not be ready in the event of a major IT incident, according to a new poll by IT educator and consultant Sysop. Respondents reported that they were 'poorly prepared' (15%) or 'only prepared for some eventualities' (39%) should a major incident occur.

A third of those polled (33%) said they 'need to do more to align their IT with the business', with 4% ...
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Is your system on target?

A move to a new ERP system can be fraught with pitfalls, warns Darren Toy of ECi Software Solutions. His advice? Focus on hard benefits, and make sure that your system can change as your business does.

Creating the customer-centric ERP system

These days, the consumer is king. But manufacturers’ ERP systems don’t reflect this changed paradigm. Infor’s Phil Lewis explains what’s missing.

You can profit from a focus on returns

Ian Roper, supply chain solutions divisional director, Access Group

The BFA leadership play-hut, hut

The man in charge at Britain's Best Factory didn't study at Harvard. He has no long list of post-nominals. In fact Rob Love, a time-served apprentice, doesn't hold a single A-level. Yet, by being out there on the factory floor, Love boasts ...

Stepping up to the Mark

Manufacturers say the job market is saturated with a generation of the illiterate and unemployable. So what's Mark Prisk, the man behind future industry policy, going to do about it? The WM Leaders Forum – our think-tank for the sector – ...
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American idol

The UK has long been a follower of US fashion. Bob Davis of the Association for Manufacturing Excellence tells Max Gosney about the latest manufacturing trends heading our way across the Atlantic

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Precise savings from bearing improvements

Leicester-based high precision machining firm AETC has cut maintenance costs by several thousand pounds, just by correctly specifying and fitting machine bearings.

Dawnfresh nets the benefits of new maintenance software

Dawnfresh Seafoods has installed a new computerised maintenance management system (CMMS) to manage engineering maintenance at its main production site in Uddingston, Lanarkshire.

Handheld terminal wins design award

Casio Computer Co. has announced that the DT-X7 handheld terminal - intended for users in retail, transportation, logistics and other industries - has been recognised with the iF product design award 2008, one of the worlds leading industrial design honours.