Technology Record - Issue 30: Autumn 2023

20 MARKETWATCH How can manufacturers develop effective digital strategies? There are four key responsibilities chief information officers (CIOs) must fulfil in order to develop an effective digital strategy that will drive the success of their business, according to a new ebook from Augury and Frost & Sullivan. First, leaders should ensure that technology is functional, updated, scalable and secure to avoid potential challenges that arise from legacy data and outdated systems. Second, they should evaluate and execute cloud-based strategies for their organisation. Next, CIOs should formulate and oversee IT budgets and resource allocation to maximise return on investment and ensure costeffectiveness. Finally, they can create upskilling and onboarding strategies for current and new workers by encouraging them to use digital tools that help them to achieve more. Read the ebook at: collateral/information-master Cloud solution provider Synergy Technical has created a new Microsoft 365 Copilot Readiness Assessment to help clients implement security and compliance measures for artificial intelligence tools. The assessment is available to all Microsoft customers and involves Synergy Technical analysing and validating an organisation’s readiness for Copilot. The firm provides recommendations for configuration changes prior to implementation. Synergy Technical helps firms to adopt Microsoft Copilot Industrial internet of things provider Skkynet has released Cognet DataHub, which provides real-time connections between work colleagues and their machines throughout the entire manufacturing process. The new solution helps managers to securely acquire, monitor, control, consolidate and share live process data from the production floor or remote locations and feed it to IT departments and cloud service providers. It can also parse message queuing telemetry transport data streams, send notifications and alarms, customise data flow and store data in process historians. Skkynet releases new software for industrial automation Photo: pexels/Tiger Lily Photo: Synergy Technical