ID's Top 5 Of The Week

News that Grainger's inventory management software was hacked in the summer of 2016 dominated content on ID this past week, while Bimba being acquired and Lawson Products' effective usage of group chat software were also highly-viewed items.

Here's this week's Top 5

Ex-Grainger Contractor Arrested For Hacking Inventory Servers: A former information technology contractor was been arrested by the FBI last week and charged with 12 counts of hacking into the Grainger's computer servers multiple times in 2016.

U.K.'s IMI To Buy Bimba For $198 Million: London-based IMI Inc. — a major U.K. supplier of fluid power products — announced that is will acquire Bimba Manufacturing, a supplier of pneumatic, hydraulic and electric motion solutions headquartered just south of Chicago in University Park, IL.

Grainger Appoints Chief Information Security Officer: A day after news broke of the Grainger hack, the MRO distribution giant announced that it has appointed Mark Lohman to the role of Chief Information Security Officer.

How Group Chat Software Boosted Lawson Products’ Sales Rep Productivity: With group chat software now commonplace in office settings, learn how Lawson Products has been successfully using it as a productivity tool for its growing sales team.

Check Out Amazon Business' Latest Promo Videos: Whether you're curious about selling on Amazon or just want to keep aware of what all the fuss is about, these videos posted in September through October from the e-commerce giant may help give you a better idea of what's involved with Amazon Business.


Last week's Top 5