Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 56 - Page 12

NEWS

Lely optimises cloud environment with Infor

systems for dairy farmers around the world to enable them to excel in sustainable milk production to feed the world . With the new cloudbased Infor ERP , powered by Amazon Web Services ( AWS ), Lely wants to increase flexibility to support innovation in milking robotics .
The agricultural world is changing . The growing world population and shortage of raw materials require more insight . Through automation and robotics , agricultural entrepreneurs can perform simple analyses to , for example , monitor their livestock and increase productivity . The Infor CloudSuite application supports the necessary flexibility .

Infor , the industry cloud company , has announced that Lely has deployed its Infor CloudSuite Equipment Enterprise Resource Planning ( ERP ) solution to enhance growth and innovation in its production of milking robotics . The future-proof , flexible solution offers improvements in areas such as tracking capabilities , quality management and supply chain management .

Lely is a Dutch family-owned company in the agricultural sector founded in 1948 . The company designs and manufactures automated
“ I am very proud of the way we did the implementations as a team with Infor ’ s alliance partner , Apex Systems , and Infor . We made it a team success ,” said Bart Kuijpers , Lely ’ s Head of Data , Value & IT . “ The requirements were that it should be implemented in a short time , that the users and customers would not feel it and that there would be no downtime in production . Every requirement was met . The servers were replaced and the new system switched over during the weekend , so by Monday morning , the cloud applications were already working perfectly . The ultimate measure was our customers never felt any disruption . A huge advantage is we no longer need to do any system updates or maintain any servers . Everything is looked after by Infor . The ERP is at the centre of our IT landscape and now we can take advantage of regular functionality updates and the Infor Data Lake as a central data repository .”

Virgin Media O2 Business switches on the UK ’ s first 5G-connected hospital

Virgin Media O2 Business has switched on the UK ’ s first 5G-connected hospital with South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust – provider of the most extensive portfolio of mental health services in the UK .

The switch-on is part of Maudsley Digital Lab ’ s series of digital health and innovation trials funded by NHS Digital , with the private 5G network providing dedicated connectivity for mission-critical digital health use cases for both clinicians and patients . The trials are investigating the efficiency , safety and security benefits of using smart , 5G-connected technologies in NHS hospitals – including IoT ( Internet of Things ), AR ( Augmented Reality ) and AI ( Artificial Intelligence ).
The Maudsley Smart Hospital and Maudsley Smart Pharmacy trials are now live across two wards at Bethlem Royal Hospital in South London . These include dedicated , near-realtime connectivity to power e-Observations , where clinicians use handheld devices to update patient records , saving valuable time and improving accuracy .
It will also link up smart devices and monitoring to reduce expensive medicine waste and track the air quality in wards .
In addition , hospital IT teams will have access to expert maintenance support in other hospitals thanks to Remote Expert ( an AR tool ), while the Trust will be able to better plan space in public areas using Spatial Insights , which uses AI to provide anonymised heat maps of crowd movement analysis using CCTV footage .
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