Businessperson pointing at document in touchpad at meeting

The global research report finds that nearly all senior business decision-makers (96 percent) surveyed report data strategies as essential to their organisations’ positive performance, including an average of 5.97 percent higher profit growth.


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HKU researchers holding anti-covid-19 stainless steel

The team at the University of Hong Kong (HKU) has been liaising with industrial partners to generate prototypes of public stainless steel products such as lift buttons, doorknobs, and handrails for further tests and trials.


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Security Breach Hacker Cyber Crime Privacy Policy Concept

If organisations, regardless of their size, are not proactive in preventing such attacks, these trends are likely to continue even after the pandemic subsides.


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Alps Alpine Develops Ambient Air Sensor Module Useful For COVID-19 Prevention

Alps Alpine’s new ambient air sensor module monitors the surrounding environment with high-accuracy sensing of carbon dioxide (CO2), temperature, humidity, and other parameters.


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CP Group And CP Foods Deliver “Krua Pan Im” Meal Boxes To Communities In Bangkok’s Outskirts.

The project aims to distribute two million boxes of safe and high-quality foods to people in need during the outbreak of COVID-19.


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Covid-19 Driven Advances In Automation And Artificial Intelligence Risk Worsening Economic Inequality

The authors make the case for a deliberate effort to steer technological advances in a direction that enhances the role of human workers.


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German biotechnology company BioNTech SE and Siemens intend to expand their strategic cooperation. The companies plan to intensify their collaboration for the rapid expansion and creation of production capacity for the Covid-19 vaccine (Image: © BioNTech SE 2020, all rights reserved).

BioNTech has expressed its aim of establishing new production sites for Covid-19 vaccine production, starting with a production facility in Singapore.


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Pandemic Lockdowns Boost Consumer Robotics Market To US$10 Billion In 2020 Revenues

The consumer robotic market pushed through the pandemic’s disruption to deliver continued growth in 2020.


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Businesses In APAC Anticipate Radical Changes Needed In 2021 For Future Readiness

Businesses in Asia-Pacific (APAC) expect continued disruption and transformation amid continued impact from COVID-19 through 2021


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The Game-Changing Technology Of RFID

We’re on the edge of the next wave of visibility technologies. By Aik Jin, Tan, vertical solutions lead, Zebra Technologies Asia Pacific.


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Shell Singapore And D’Crypt Pilot Singapore’s First Contact Tracing Device Use In Live Process Plant Environment

D’Crypt has embarked on a pilot project with Shell Singapore, to deploy specially modified BluePass devices for COVID-19 contact tracing for its employees at Pulau Bukom.


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Technology Predictions From An Electronic Design And Test Thinktank

In 2020, the world experienced an unprecedented public health crisis – the coronavirus pandemic. 


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IoT And 5G Boost Global Electronic Test And Measurement Market

Frost & Sullivan forecasts that the advancement of 5G and the implementation of IoT technology will help the market reach $18.94 billion by 2025.


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Post-Coronavirus Supply Chain Recovery

A DHL perspective on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on supply chains and logistics.


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A new IBM study of global C-suite executives revealed that nearly six in ten responding organisations have accelerated their digital transformations due to the covid-19 pandemic.

A new IBM study of global C-suite executives revealed that nearly six in ten responding organisations have accelerated their digital transformations due to the covid-19 pandemic.


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Digital Agility Forges Digital Resilience

End-to-end value chain optimisation enables you to reduce value leaks, sustain productivity and ultimately make better decisions quicker.


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User Education, Cloud Security And XDR Are Critical For Cybersecurity in 2021

Trend Micro Incorporated predicts that home networks, remote working software and cloud systems will be at the center of a new wave of attacks in 2021.


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NexAIOT expects the reshaping of geographically-distributed supply chains and agile manufacturing will cause digital transformation to boom in the coming years in this insightful interview.


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Business Leaders Looking To Digitise Supply Chains To Overcome The Challenges Of 2020

The digitisation of supply chains has today emerged as one of the key priorities to not only achieve operational efficiencies and meet rising demand, but to also futureproof business models, according to a new industry report released today.


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Business Continuity In Times of Crisis

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Coronavirus: How AI, 3D Printing And Blockchain Can Help Overcome Supply Problems In A Crisis

As the coronavirus pandemic evolves, the focus is now firmly on response. But the recovery may be even more challenging.


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Global Automation Lifecycle Services Market To Reach $61.11 Billion By 2022, Finds Frost & Sullivan

The global automation lifecycle services (LCS) market is estimated to reach $61.11billion by 2022 from $52.64 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 7.2 percent.


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COVID Vs DX: Singapore Businesses Grapple With Security And Collaboration, But Maintain Cautious Optimism

Businesses in Singapore are fairly confident about their ability to survive the next global disruption, as they have adapted to the COVID-19 situation with their digital transformation (DX) initiatives largely on track.


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6 Lessons From Managing A Global Supply Chain During the Pandemic

How has Schneider Electric been managing their global supply chain during the COVID-19 pandemic and what steps have had the most positive impact?


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Pet Lovers Centre Achieves 100 Percent Capacity With Körber’s Automated Warehouse Solution

Körber has completion of its project with Pet Lovers Centre to install a multi deep Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS).


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AVEVA Enhances Unified Supply Chain Solution With Real-Time Crude

AVEVA has launched the latest enhancement to its AVEVA Unified Supply Chain platform, Real-time Crude, designed to help customers gain visibility into their business and operations.


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Majority Of Industrial Enterprises Face Increase In Cyber Threats Since COVID-19 Pandemic Began

Claroty has found that a majority of IT and OT security professionals at industrial enterprises have seen an increase in cybersecurity threats since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.


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3D-Printed Medical Devices Can Remedy Supply Bottlenecks In Times Of Pandemic

During the coronavirus pandemic, the 3D printing industry has successfully set up on-demand production facilities.


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Strengthening Security In the Warehouse Despite Legacy Technology

As businesses continue to embrace IoT, the sheer quantity of connected devices in warehousing today opens innumerable points of access for cyberattacks with costly repercussions.


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Zyllem And Infor Partner To Digitise Logistics Value Chain Across ASEAN

Zyllem and Infor has partnered to digitise and optimise logistics value chains across ASEAN.


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8.8 Million COVID-19 Related Threats Detected In The First Half Of 2020

Trend Micro Incorporated has revealed that COVID-19 related threats are the single largest type of threat in the first half of the year


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Frost & Sullivan Reveals 9 Global Trends Generating Growth Opportunities From COVID-19

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis encompasses nine key trends that will emerge from industries reshaping as a response to COVID-19.


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Healthcare Cloud Computing Market To Be Worth $64.7 Billion By 2025

The global healthcare cloud computing market is expected to reach USD 64.7 billion by 2025 from USD 28.1 billion in 2020, at a CAGR of 18.1 percent.


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Asia-Pacific’s 5G Digital Factory Revenue Primed For US$60 Billion Post-COVID-19 Recovery In 2030

COVID-19 initially slowed mobile phone sales in the Asia Pacific and disrupted supply chains and demand for certain 5G-related end verticals.


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Digital Transformation In Pharmaceuticals

With the current pandemic surpassing all countries globally, the life sciences industry is under pressure to find a vaccine through clinical trials and deliver high quality medicines.


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Advice On Improving Risk Management Record

To improve the risk culture of an organisation businesses need first to adopt a holistic business risk identification process that helps the company identify the most critical part of its business.


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Solving The Manpower Crunch With Mobile Robotics

Chor-Chen Ang, CEO of Sesto Robotics spoke with IAA on the current COVID-19 crisis and the timing of their new Autonomous Mobile Disinfectant Robot.


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Coronavirus May Mean Automation Is Coming Sooner Than We Thought

COVID-19 has accelerated the road to digitalisation, but is that a good thing?


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JJ-Lurgi Debuts Its Twin-Track Sliding Cell Extractor In Its Largest Extraction Plant Project

JJ-Lurgi has successfully commissioned its largest oilseed crushing and solvent extraction plant for Sinograin Oils & Fats Industrial Dongguan Co. Ltd.


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Regaining Strength Post-COVID19: Interoperability Is Key To Asia’s Industrial Future

Industry 4.0 has long been hailed as a new frontier for Asia’s businesses, particularly the manufacturing sector which is the lifeblood of many of the region’s economies.


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La Trobe University Models Coronavirus Infected Lung In 3D

Mixed Reality headset HoloLens 2 underpins clinical education breakthrough at La Trobe University. Contributed by Microsoft.


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Empowering Secure Remote Access Through Innovative Business Models

In the industrial automation field, the increased pace of innovation and global competition has made product differentiation more important than ever.


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Infineon Smart Entrance Counter Solution Ensures Crowd Control And Social Distancing

Governmental regulations all over the world created an urgent need for solutions to secure social distancing in public buildings in order to support slowing down the spread of Covid-19.


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The Clinically Integrated Supply Chain

This article explains the drivers and essential steps hospitals can take to enable a clinically integrated, patient-centered supply chain.


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Edge To Dethrone Cloud For AI Chipset Revenues With US12 Billion In 2025

The edge Artificial Intelligence (AI) chipset market is expected to exceed the cloud AI chipset market for the first time in 2025


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Digital Transformation Opportunities And Challenges

If there is a silver lining to the current pandemic, it is the realisation that digital transformation is no longer a prospect for the future.


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4 Tips On Building Manufacturing Agility For SMEs

The COVID-19 pandemic has disrupted the manufacturing industry on a massive scale. What will the “New Normal” be for manufacturers?


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Watch live: Mouser Electronics, Digi-Key Electronics & Jabil, Inc. discuss how changes to the global supply chain affect the way practicing electrical engineers design circuits and bring products to market


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Four Critical Safety Questions For Post-COVID-19 Success In Smart And Safe Automation

HIMA asks four critical safety questions to achieve post-COVID-19 success in smart and safe automation.


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Rising ICS Vulnerabilities In Energy, Critical Manufacturing And Water Sectors Of Critical Infrastructure Amid COVID-19

More than 70 percent of ICS vulnerabilities disclosed in 1H 2020 can be exploited remotely, highlighting the importance of protecting internet-facing ICS devices and remote access connections.


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C3 System: Ahead Of The Game

The Singapore-developed  C3 system is a smart system that can sense, think and respond in order to optimise patient flow and care delivery, and acts as the ‘brain’ of the hospital


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How Today’s Technology Is Key To Industrial And Manufacturing Sector Business Continuity In A Post-COVID-19 World

The COVID-19 has highlighted the need for business continuity informed by technological trends. By Ravi Gopinath, Chief Cloud Officer, AVEVA 


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Benefits of Digital Transformation in Crisis Management

Organisations continue to embark on their digital transformational journey with enterprise applications through challenging times.


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ASEAN Facilities Management Market To Experience Massive Growth Driven By Urbanisation Post COVID-19

Facilities management market within the six member nations for ASEAN is estimated to drop by 3.7 percent in 2020, according to a study by Frost & Sullivan


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The COVID-19 has highlighted the need for business continuity informed by technological trends. By Ravi Gopinath, Chief Cloud Officer, AVEVA

The COVID-19 has highlighted the need for business continuity informed by technological trends. By Ravi Gopinath, Chief Cloud Officer, AVEVA 


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Global AI Software Market To Rise Sixfold To Reach Nearly $100 Billion In 2025

The worldwide market for artificial intelligence software will expand to $98.8 billion by 2025, rising by a factor of six from $16.4 billion in 2019.


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Smart Factories Reveal the Hidden, Positive Impact Of Holistic Digitisation On Workforce

The world changed overnight. Globally, we still have communities under lock-down and we are slowly progressing to “business as unusual”.


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EU Automation Launches Resource Centre For Manufacturing Professionals

In response to the industry’s hunger for information on technology that can pull them out of the post-pandemic productivity lull, EU Automation has pooled all its resources into a new, free, online Knowledge Hub.


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Sustainability and Advanced Technologies Disrupts Conventional Business Models in Building Construction

Frost & Sullivan’s recent analysis finds that the building construction value chain will shift from sequential to innovative business models with increased penetration of building construction technology.


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Our Brave New Normal: How AI and Cloud Will Drive Success In The Post-COVID19 World

Business leaders the world over are coming to terms with a brave new normal: a world of remote working, digital-led interactions, and increased uncertainty.


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Hitachi And Microsoft Form Strategic Alliance To Advance Digital Transformation Across Southeast Asia

Hitachi and Microsoft have announced a multiyear strategic alliance to accelerate the digital transformation of the manufacturing and logistics industries across Southeast Asia, North America and Japan.


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When A Pandemic Accelerates The Journey To Digital Twins

When hundreds of millions of workers were forced to quarantine themselves, the ability to work remotely became a basic requirement for business continuity.


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Malaysia’s Enterprises Need To Recalibrate Business Models For ICT Market Recovery Post COVID-19

Malaysia’s ICT spending for 2020 is expected to decline by 8.3 percent as opposed to the 8.2 percent growth expected before the COVID-19 outbreak.


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Market Growth In Challenging Times For Instrumentation

IAA interviewed Seiichi Miyazawa, MD, Hioki Singapore on the company’s future growth and regional potential.


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Digitalisation, diversification and collaborative relationships are the key to supply chain resilience.

John Young, APAC director at automation parts supplier EU Automation, suggests three key ways in which forward-thinking manufacturing companies will respond to the current period of uncertainty.


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Infineon Goes Digital – Chip Manufacturer Invites To A Virtual Tour Of Its Trade Shows

Trade shows are an essential part of communication with customers – this is where new technologies and innovative products are launched.


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ASEAN Manufacturers Feel The Impact Of COVID-19

In light of the continued impact of COVID-19, IAA conducted a survey on how the pandemic has changed business as usual for many regional manufacturers. 


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Stratus 10 edge computing

What’s pushing edge computing forward, and what’s in store for enterprises in the post-pandemic Cloud era?


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5G For Enterprise Gets a Boost Despite Slowdown Of Consumer 5G Deployment Due To COVID-19

5G has proven to have many benefits beyond being the next generation for consumer mobile broadband amid the global pandemic.


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TCS To Launch Digital Acceleration Centre In Singapore

Tata Consultancy Services is planning to launch a Digital Acceleration Centre (DAC), supported by the Singapore Economic Development Board (EDB), that would support Singapore’s businesses in their COVID-19 recovery and future-readiness.


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Smart City

The Newcastle University Urban Observatory has developed smart city technology to help understand the impact of social distancing measures.


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Reducing Emissions And Waste In The Manufacturing Process

When it comes to effective waste management, manufacturers can look to implement process technology that delivers high yield at low operating costs.


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Uniview Temperature Screening Solutions Help Thailand Fight Against COVID-19

Uniview has provided enhanced temperature screening solutions and products to help with the fight against COVID-19 in Thailand.


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HP Inc. Supports Communities Across Asia-Pacific In Responding To COVID-19

HP Inc. is tapping its technologies and resources to help communities across Asia-Pacific respond to the challenges of COVID-19.


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Urban Ocean Program Empowers SEA Cities To Develop Circular Economies

The Circulate Initiative, Ocean Conservancy, and Global Resilient Cities Network has announced the first cohort of partner cities that will take part in the Urban Ocean program.


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Robotic arm used in factory.

Frost & Sullivan finds that 5G integration in IIoT systems will accelerate the realisation of Industry 4.0 with high-speed, low-latency, and large-volume data transfer.


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Aftermarket Services Could Help Transform Manufacturing In The Wake Of The COVID-19 Pandemic

New product sales for industrial manufacturers are expected to continue to decline as some customers defer or cancel new equipment deliveries amid COVID-19.


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Hitachi Vantara Expands Digital Manufacturing Portfolio As Pandemic Exposes Industry’s Need To Modernise Operations

Hitachi Vantara has expanded its set of offerings to help manufacturers accelerate Manufacturing 4.0 initiatives and to assist with safely restarting production in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic


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Schaeffler manufacturing plant in Vietnam.

Schaeffler has revealed its set to develop its production hub in Vietnam into a digital pilot plant for its global production system.


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ABB Offers Support Package And Customised Digital Tools As Businesses Resume

To support customers’ resumption of operations, ABB is offering a support package of digital solutions to help restart production lines.


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6 Key Steps For A 70% Leap In Production Capacity Increase Via Smart Factory Transformation

How can SEA manufacturers leverage smart factory transformation to adapt to the “new norms” in localised work and lifestyle, cater to diverse consumer groups and evolve to match the future labor landscape?


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Körber Launches Free Solution For Supply Chain Resiliency And Safety In Light Of COVID-19

Körber has launched the Körber InSight Contact Tracer to mitigate and handle the impact of coronavirus in distribution operations.


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The Road To Oil Market Recovery Will Be Slow And Choppy

Oil markets can expect more pain to come in the weeks and months ahead as they face an uphill battle back to “normal.”


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Fujitsu Offers Free Access to Intellectual Property Rights To Support Fight Against COVID-19

Fujitsu Limited has announced that as part of its ongoing efforts to mitigate the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, it will commit to the “Open COVID Pledge”.


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COVID-19 To Accelerate Adoption Of Technology-Enabled Smart Cities Resilience Approaches

City governments are adjusting to a new reality, with COVID-19 driving urban resilience and digital transformation strategy agendas, finds ABI Research.


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Assessing Your Options For Rapid Healthcare Capacity Expansion

Hospitals around the U.S. are facing the challenge of adding capacity faster than ever before. What once may have taken months or years of planning is now happening in weeks, even days.


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Schneider Electric, Air Liquide, Groupe PSA And Valeo Produces 10,000 Respirators In Fight Against Covid-19

Faced with the compelling need for more respirators on its national territory, the French government has asked a group of French industrial companies to study the possibility of increasing the production of respirators.


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Grundfos Ready To Support Healthcare System

36 hours after the call from the Danish Medicines Agency, a Grundfos team had made a visor prototype.


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Rolls-Royce Establishes Covid-19 Data Alliance To Kickstart Businesses And Economy

Rolls-Royce has invited a group of leading companies to collaborate on Emer2gent with finding new, faster ways of supporting businesses and governments globally as they recover from the economic impacts of COVID-19.


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Infineon Delivers Millions Of Chips For Medical Ventilators

Infineon Technologies AG is playing a vital role to support the manufacturing of ventilator devices.


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The current situation around COVID-19 will most probably induce a shift in the verticals that look into 5G deployment.

The current situation around COVID-19 will most probably induce a shift in the verticals that look into 5G deployment.


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Asia Will Account For A Third Of Global Spending On Smart Cities Initiatives In 2019-2023 Amid Pandemic

Asia Pacific will account for one third of global spending on smart cities initiatives throughout the 2019-23 forecast, according to IDC.


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QAD: Rapidly Responding To Industry Disruptions With Adaptive ERP Enhancements

QAD Inc. has announced the latest enhancements to its Adaptive ERP and related solutions in the Adaptive Applications portfolio.


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Charoen Pokphand Group Launches Surgical Mask Factory Along With Multi-Pronged Initiatives Against COVID-19

To tackle the COVID-19 pandemic, C.P. Group announces a series of measures focused on supporting its employees, consumers, and the local community.


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China May Buck Trend Of Covid-19 Related Delays In Asian Oil & Gas Industry

With Covid-19 being declared a global pandemic by the WHO and the oil price war resulting from the OPEC+ disagreement, the oil and gas industry in Asia is facing an unprecedented uncertainty.


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Siemens Connects Healthcare Providers And Medical Designers To Produce Components Through AM

Siemens is making its AM Network available to the global medical community to speed design and production of medical components in response to the COVID-19 crisis.


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Industrial Automation Sector Amid Covid19 Pandemic

The industrial automation sector was not in a great place before COVID-19 struck, having been slowed by flat capital expenditure and declining industrial production.


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ABI Research: Impact Of COVID-19 Impact On 5G And Edge Networks

Telco Cloud Revenue From 5G Core Deployments Will Fall Short of the 2020 Forecasted US$9 Billion by 25 percent.


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ABB Accelerates Remote Connectivity For Customer Operations During COVID-19 Crisis

ABB expedites rollout of and access to remote service tools and digital solutions across critical industry.


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Automotive OEMs Must Improve Online Sales Models To Mitigate COVID-19 Sales Slump

To mitigate a likely slump in car sales and to ensure employee and customer safety during the coronavirus pandemic, automotive OEMs and car dealerships must transition to online services


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As distracted corporate executives close offices, plants and warehouses to reduce COVID-19 spread, other worrisome risks are emerging at these now-idle facilities, warns FM Global.

As distracted corporate executives close offices, plants and warehouses to reduce COVID-19 spread, other worrisome risks are emerging at these now-idle facilities, warns FM Global.


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With the onset of COVID-19, is it time to reassess the global manufacturing supply chain?

With the onset of COVID-19, is it time to reassess the global manufacturing supply chain?


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Keysight Technologies Launches Innovate Anywhere Program

Keysight Technologies, Inc. has launched the Innovate Anywhere program in response to COVID-19,  spanning three key areas: 90-day software trials, remote learning, and scalable live network testing.


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Coronavirus Creates Supply Chain And Workforce Management Challenges For Oil And Gas EPC Projects

Following the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, China – the world’s biggest importer of crude oil – has been forced to cut down on consumption.


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IDC: COVID19 $25.8 Billion Impact On The Worldwide Semiconductor Market

The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) is affecting China and is spreading within East Asia and into Europe and North America.


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Micron Dedicates $35 Million To Support Global Communities Affected By The COVID-19 Pandemic

Micron Technology Incorporated has announced plans to commit $35 million to help those disproportionately affected by COVID-19.


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COVID-19 Forces Companies To Evaluate How They Operate And Embrace Technological Investment

The Coronovirus outbreak and the worldwide reaction to the pandemic will force companies to radically rethink how they operate and embrace technological investment.


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Coronavirus Outbreak Reveals the Weakest Links In The Supply Chain

The supply chain shock COVID-19 is causing will cut into the worldwide manufacturing revenue of US$15 trillion currently forecasted for 2020


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Impact Of The Coronavirus Outbreak On Smartphone Manufacturing

As the world continues to battle the coronavirus outbreak, global supply chains are also threatened and its impact is rippling through smartphone tech giant.


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