Candy manufacturer moves from technology chaos to data-driven operations thanks to integrated appliance

Two years ago, 50-year-old confectionary manufacturer Warrell Creations was in a legacy mess. Outdated equipment and cobbled-together processes had created an information technology nightmare, with employees unable to complete even the simplest tasks.

“When I first got here our users were complaining about not being able to print a Word document. I mean, not being able to print a document? That’s fundamental stuff,” said Clifton Dorsey (pictured), vice president of The Warrell Corp.

Dorsey spoke with Lisa Martin, host of theCUBE, SiliconANGLE Media’s livestreaming studio, for a digital CUBE Conversation about how Dell Technology Inc.’s integrative approach to data protection helped Warrell leave behind the dark ages of tech and take a data-driven approach to candy manufacturing. (* Disclosure below.)

Paving the way to technological confidence

Accurate data is critical for smooth operations at Warrell. Without clear lines of communication, purchasing, shipping, and the manufacturing floor are liable to

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Mars Wrigley warehouse workers say they’re getting yelled at for washing their hands and wiping down equipment amid an $8 billion boom for candy this Halloween

a person wearing a costume: Inside the battle to get hazard pay at a Mars Wrigley's warehouse. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

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Inside the battle to get hazard pay at a Mars Wrigley’s warehouse. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider

  • Workers at an Illinois distribution center for candy maker Mars Wrigley have been demanding the company provide hazard pay and improve safety protocols during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Mars Wrigley produces popular candies like Twix, Skittles, and M&M’s. Ahead of this Halloween, the National Confectioners Association reported a 25% increase in chocolate sales.
  • Michael Samuel, a former worker at the Mars warehouse in Illinois, told Business Insider supervisors reprimanded him for taking extra time to wipe down equipment. Samuel helped get 100 signatures in a petition for safer working conditions before being fired on October 1, he said.
  • Mars declined to comment on the claims regarding working conditions in its Joliet, Illinois, warehouse because it said the workers are employed by third-party firms XPO Logistics and DHL. 
  • “They are not employed by
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Research, Spawns, Eggs, Raids, Candy And What You Need To Know

Long ago, when naught but Kanto critters roamed these streets, Pokémon GO was a much different game and Halloween was its first event. The game launched in July and had a whole lot of attrition in those early months, but Halloween was a punctuation mark, the first genuinely new thing to happen in the game and many people’s first chance to get some elusive Ghost Pokémon. Now that the game runs events on a more or less continuous basis, Halloween isn’t quite so game-changing, but the candy-centric holiday remains one of the biggest events the game has to offer. It started at the spooky time of 6:00 PM Pacific last night, so let’s get into what it’s offering.

Start/End Times: We’ve got over a week to work with here. When the event ends, we’ll be in the first moments of watching the US Presidential Election actually

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iD Tech Saves Halloween with a Giveaway of a Billion Pieces of Candy in Roblox

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CAMPBELL, Calif., Oct. 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Halloween is just around the corner. All over the country, traditions like trick-or-treating are off the table due to COVID-19, forcing many families to find creative and safe ways to enjoy the beloved holiday. iD Tech, the world leader in youth STEM education, is offering a free, online Halloween experience inside Roblox, one of the fastest growing game-creation platforms on the planet. Virtual trick-or-treaters will navigate through a series of Halloween favorites like a hayride, haunted houses, corn maze, costume shop, fortune teller, bounce house, virtual photo-ops and more.

Trick-or-treaters ages 7-17 can RSVP to the event which runs from Friday, October 30th through Sunday, November 1st. iD’sHalloween Block Party is free to play and easy to join. “We’ve created an awesome experience

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