This Very Big Machine Picks Very Small Berries

Harvesting the edible parts of any plant in a timely manner usually requires some very specialized tools. Poppy seeds get hoovered up by a giant old-timey lawnmower. Potatoes take a shovel escalator before ending up your plate. And currants—those tasty little berries that usually get made into jam—well, they get this wonky thing

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BrandPost: Companies Leading in the Cloud: Firstronic

Many manufacturers share these goals – optimize time-to-market, maximize quality, and minimize costs – and Firstronic LLC is no exception.

Firstronic, an electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider serving a variety of industries, including automotive, aerospace, commercial, industrial tier ones, and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), wanted to grow its business while also maintaining the service and quality levels its customers had come to expect. To accomplish this, Firstronic realized its internal infrastructure and information system capabilities needed updating.

Firstronic evaluated several cloud-based ERP solutions and in the end chose the Plex Manufacturing Cloud—in part due to ease of implementation and superior functionality.

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HPE’s cloud chief is leaving the company

The head of Hewlett-Packard Enterprise’s cloud team is leaving the company in a reorg that will also see the creation of a new cloud division.

Two other top executives are also departing: Manish Goel, the head of HPE’s storage business, and Robert Vrij, managing director of sales for the Americas.

The changes, announced in a blog post Monday, follow the news last month that Martin Fink, HPE’s CTO and the head of HP Labs, will retire at the end of the year.

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