Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 54 - Page 18

NEWS

Rotair chooses Infor Cloud ERP to support growth and internationalisation civil engineering and constructions , hydraulic breakers and tracked mini dumpers . With the aim of extending its presence into new foreign markets , in 2012 it became part of the ELGI group , a world leader in electric air compressors for all industries .

Infor has announced that Rotair , an Italian company active in the production and support of mobile air compressors with heat engines , has successfully implemented Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise – powered by Amazon Web Services ( AWS ) – to optimise processes and operations across the group . The deployment was managed by 2WS , a partner of Infor .

With over 50 years , of experience , Rotair is a historic Italian company that designs , manufactures and distributes a wide range of customised compressed air solutions for
The entry into the international group and the growth of the company over the years highlighted the limitations of the Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) system previously in use . Rotair needed a solution that would support international expansion and be streamlined , flexible and easy to implement . At the suggestion of ELGI , Infor CloudSuite Industrial Enterprise was found to meet its expansion needs , offering features designed to meet the specific needs of industrial manufacturing companies : rapid implementation , automatic updates and integration into the production department and supply chain of tools of financial management , quality , assistance and orders .

Business leaders are re-evaluating IT suppliers as a result of increased energy prices

Data centre provider , ServerChoice , has released new research highlighting the widespread impact of the cost of energy increase and how it is leading businesses to re-evaluate their IT suppliers .

The research , which surveyed over 1,000 UK business leaders , found that 77 % of businesses are experiencing price increases from their suppliers , with 84 % worried about how the rise will impact their bottom line . Despite this concern , over a third ( 36 %) of business leaders have not begun contingency planning to alleviate the pressures of the growing cost of energy .
However , of those who have begun contingency planning , 35 % are currently re-evaluating their providers in an effort to help offset the growing cost of energy . Those most likely to be evaluated are utility providers , with 63 % stating this , followed by IT suppliers – with 32 % stating this .
This market exploration comes at a time when businesses are growing increasingly dependent on data storage , with 75 % envisaging a need to increase their capacity over the next five years .
“ For data centres , where the cost of energy continues to be the largest financial expenditure for the business , providers will have to think laterally about how to offer competitively priced services to help underpin the demand for data storage ,” said Adam Bradshaw , Commercial Director at ServerChoice .
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