Testing and assessments – and an experienced technician – are crucial to the vulnerabilities that could affect data center performance. Together they can identify the gaps in an availability strategy, evaluate risks to the data center, and make recommendations for improvement. Why Are Tests and Assessments Important? The IT infrastructure has evolved into an interdependent, business-critical network that relies on the data center as its hub.
Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) can indeed be a strategic weapon, because it provides a necessary infrastructure that forms the transactional system of record upon which a business is based, it serves as a source of cost savings and operational improvements, and it streamlines and accelerates business processes.
Implementing a properly designed feeder into your process can save time and reduce overall manufacturing costs. Metering dry powders in the pharmaceutical industry is not a new idea. Several common applications have been utilizing gravimetric and volumetric dry material feeders for many years.
Microsoft recently unveiled a beta version of its new Internet Explorer 9 web browser. With options such as Firefox, Safari, and Google Chrome, users have plenty of choices when it comes to selecting the right browser for their web-surfing needs. So what sets the new IE9 apart from its competitors, and is the new version more secure than previous IE offerings? If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.
Rajan Suri, a University of Wisconsin-Madison professor of industrial and systems engineering, has developed an intriguing strategy that could keep manufacturers strong in the struggling economy: quick response manufacturing. According to Suri, QRM can allow manufacturers to reduce lead times, cut inventory, and increase profitability.
SEATTLE (AP) — Microsoft Corp. unveiled the "beta" test version of Internet Explorer 9 on Wednesday, the first of a new generation of Web browser programs that tap into the powerful processors on board newer computers to make websites load and run faster. IE9, which is free, also arrives with a more minimalist look and a few new tricks that start to blur the distinction between a website and a traditional desktop application.
SEATTLE (AP) — Apple says the next version of the software that runs iPads and other gadgets will be available in November and will include a way for people to print documents from iPads and other gadgets. Apple Inc.'s iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch can handle many tasks once performed by personal computers.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — How smart do you want your smart phone to actually be? Do you want it to read your mind, even a little bit? Intel Corp.'s research chief, Justin Rattner, says that technology has advanced to the point that an idea of "context-aware computing" that's been around for two decades is becoming more of a reality with the rise of mobile devices.
Despite some recent turmoil at the top of its executive chain, mobile phone maker Nokia is (finally) is diving head-first into the competitive smart phone marketplace. Does it have enough to compete with the BlackBerrys and iPhones of the world? The company's executive vice-president of markets sure thinks so, despite its late arrival into the smart phone fray.
A California-based facility has become a haven for innovation and invention. TechShop, a 15,000 square-foot inventor's paradise, was designed to be a place where inventors can come to turn their dreams into a reality. Users pay a $100 monthly membership to use the space and state-of-the-art tools to construct the potential products of the future.
Tech consumers have turned to netbooks as a viable alternative to the more powerful, but pricy, laptop computers. The HP Mini 5102 is a popular choice among individuals who work in IT or run a small business. So is it worth it's hefty $415 price tag? Techland's Doug Aamoth fills you in on everything you need to know.
Implementing new business processes and systems to help improve efficiency and achieve a competitive advantage is something all manufacturing enterprises should consider. Furthermore, there are ways to ensure your enterprise can adapt to the changes that result from those implementations, as Bill Wilder, Director of the Life Cycle Institute at Life Cycle Engineering, points out in this video.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has warned drug giant Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. of possible sanctions if it fails to correct "significant violations" of good manufacturing practices at one of its two plants in Puerto Rico. The drugmaker said it has already begun correcting problems mentioned in the warning letter that the U.
GENEVA (AP) — The Boeing Co. has rejected suggestions a ruling due Wednesday by the world's top trade court on allegations the Chicago plane maker received billions in illegal subsidies should be tied to a similar case against its biggest rival Airbus. The European company claims Boeing's case before the World Trade Organization is key to resolving a wider dispute over government aid to aircraft manufacturers.
BEIJING (AP) — A state-owned Chinese company signed an agreement Wednesday to invest in a Mississippi steel mill in a deal that has prompted complaints by some U.S. lawmakers that it might jeopardize national security. Anshan Iron & Steel Group Corp.'s investment is seen as a test of American willingness to accept Chinese investment.