DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Friday backed off a threat to cut key BlackBerry services, just days before a ban was set to take effect that could have harmed the country's business-friendly reputation. The last-minute decision ended more than two months of brinksmanship with the Canadian company that makes the smart phones, a tool popular both with businesspeople and gadget-loving consumers in this Gulf federation.
BOSTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson on Thursday asked a federal judge to dismiss a complaint accusing the health care giant of paying millions in kickbacks so nursing homes would put more patients on its popular schizophrenia medication and other drugs. The government and two whistleblowers allege that J&J paid kickbacks to long-term care pharmacy Omnicare Inc.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Job openings rose in August for the second straight month and layoffs dropped sharply, evidence that the job market is slowly healing. The number of jobs advertised rose nearly 2 percent, to 3.2 million, the Labor Department said Thursday. That's the highest level since April, when temporary census hiring inflated that month's figure.
A reliable solution that allows a manufacturer to effectively manage its supply chain can result in better quality control, optimized transportation, and a better return on investment. For more than 70 years, Pandol Bros., Inc. has been providing customers with the world’s finest produce and service that’s second to none.
Relational databases can sort of be an extension of PLC memory, and working with SQL is remarkably similar to working with PLCs and ladder logic. PLCs? OK, you’ve tackled PLCs and now you can program ‘em with one hand behind your back. So what’s next? What’s the next logical challenge? Think SQL and relational databases.
Warren Buffet, investor extraordinaire and current CEO of Berkshire Hathaway, recently sat down with CNN's Poppy Harlow to talk the Great Recession and the recovery of the U.S. economy. With deficits ballooning, Buffet offers a interesting solution: raise taxes on the super-rich, even himself. With more money in the coffers from the greatest capitalist success stories, the country could better afford a tax break for the middle class.
FARO Technologies (Lake Mary, FL) introduces the FARO Laser Focus3D, a 3D laser scanner for detailed measurement and documentation. Featuring a intuitive touch screen control, it uses laser technology to produce three-dimensional images of complex environments and geometries.
NEEDHAM, MA. – PTC, The Product Development Company, announced that James E. Heppelmann, the company's President and Chief Operating Officer has assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer, as previously announced on May 10, 2010. Heppelmann succeeds C. Richard Harrison who will serve as the company’s Executive Chairman and continue in a strategic advisory capacity.
NOTTINGHAM, UK -- IFS, the global enterprise applications company, recently announced that it has signed an agreement with the owners of 360 Scheduling Ltd. to purchase 100% of the shares of the company. The purchase price will be paid in cash. The acquisition will further strengthen IFS’ market position in the targeted service & asset management sector, especially mobile workforce management.
COSTA MESA, Calif. – SYSPRO, a leading provider of visionary, pragmatic ERP software, today announced the company’s inclusion and improved positioning on Software Magazine’s Software 500 ranking of the world’s largest software and service providers, now in its 28th year. The 2010 ranking represents a significant upward move for SYSPRO.
BIRMINGHAM, UK -- Delcam recently announced its 2011 version of Delcam for SolidWorks, its integrated CAM system for SolidWorks, has been awarded Certified Gold Product status by Dassault Syst èmes SolidWorks Corp. This award confirms both the integration of the system with SolidWorks software and the overall high performance when creating toolpaths from SolidWorks models.
Are you at risk for toasted skin syndrome? Despite its anecdotal name, toasted skin syndrome is a heat rash caused by long-term exposure to heat from laptop computers. Dermatologists say the condition is rare, but a handful of cases are discovered by doctors every year. Laptop users should be advised that, as computer get faster and more powerful, they give off more heat.
The Martin Jetpack is marketed as "the most advanced and innovative aircraft man has ever dreamed about." Fox News recently reported that the Los Angeles Police Department ordered 10,000 of these jet packs at a price of $100,000 apiece. What Fox News failed to consider was that added up to $1 billion, and that there are only two Martin Jetpacks currently in existence.
What is cloud competing? What can it mean for manufacturers? Mark Symonds, President and Chief Executive Officer for Plex Systems Inc., answers those questions and explains the three components that make up cloud computing (infrastructure-as-a-service, platform-as-a-service, and software-as-a-service) in this short video.
Defense contractors are doing their best to deliver state-of-the-art technology to help the U.S. military improve and evolve. A number of these technological advancements, including remote-controlled vehicles, were on display for U.S. Marines and military personnel at the annual Modern Day Marine Expo in Virginia.