NEW YORK (AP) — Verizon Wireless is opening up access to smart phones for customers who prepay for service, which includes people with poor credit and those who don't want to be tied down by long-term contracts. Prepaid service has long been the domain of low-end phones, but companies such as Sprint Nextel Corp.
CONCORD, Mass. – Dassault Systèmes SolidWorks Corp. (DS SolidWorks) today unveiled the SolidWorks® 2011 product line, delivering new ways to speed product design, deepen collaboration, and strengthen designers’ engagement with manufacturing. The new SolidWorks 2011 family of products includes hundreds of improvements requested by customers who use SolidWorks every day to design new products, validate their performance, communicate with partners, manage design data, and minimize a product’s impact on the environment.
COSTA MESA, Calif. -- SYSPRO, a provider of visionary, pragmatic ERP software, recently announced that its growing prominence in the mid-range ERP software industry is exemplified by the favorable ranking SYSPRO ERP is given in a recent ERP comparison study published by Focus. The Focus “2010 Midmarket/Enterprise ERP Solution Comparison Guide” is a compilation of ERP solutions that should be considered by those seeking to “optimize resource planning .
Technology is everywhere these days, so it's becoming harder and harder for some people to live without it. Are you, or is someone you know, "addicted" to technology? In this video, a roundtable of experts discuss the prevalence of technology in today's world and what constitutes a technological addiction.
Once a product leaves its manufacturer, it enters a world where it can be adultered, completely faked, diluted, relabeled, or repackaged without authorization. Trying to pinpoint the exact vulnerabilities in the supply chain is almost impossible. Counterfeiters have become increasingly sophisticated at imitating real products, from shoes and handbags to DVD’s, chainsaws, watches, airplane parts, and drugs.
There are a range of technology approaches that not only deliver a swift return on investment, but also drive process improvement and optimize manufacturing efficiency, ultimately providing an effective mechanism for cost control. Pictured here is a process signature showing examples of different feature types that can be extracted and monitored in real-time.
ROUND ROCK, Texas (AP) — Dell is walking away from a bidding contest with rival Hewlett-Packard for data-storage maker 3Par. Dell Inc. says it will not match Hewlett-Packard Co.'s offer to pay $33 per share for 3Par Inc., or about $2.07 billion. Dave Johnson, Dell's senior vice president for corporate strategy, says the company "took a measured approach throughout the process and have decided to end these discussions.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Orders to U.S. factories managed a slight gain in July as a surge in demand for commercial aircraft helped offset widespread weakness in other areas. Factory orders edged up 0.1 percent in July, the first increase after two months of declines, the Commerce Department reported Thursday.
BERLIN (AP) — Samsung Electronics Co. on Thursday unveiled a new tablet PC named Galaxy Tab as the latest device meant to rival Apple Inc.'s popular iPad. The device offers users "a new galaxy of possibilities" with features such as mobile video conferencing and a video chat function, Samsung Europe telecom executive Thomas Richter said at Berlin's IFA consumer electronics fair.
There seems to be an iPhone app for everything these day. One Dallas-area man says the $5 "iCam" iPhone app helped him thwart a robbery attempt at his residence -- from 1,500 miles away. The app notified him of the break-in and he called 911 immediately. The police arrived within minutes and were able to apprehend the would-be robbers.
Why do manufacturers need to embrace technology? Mark Symonds, President and Chief Executive Officer for Plex Systems Inc., answers that question and explains what specific areas of a manufacturing enterprise can benefit from the implementation of technological solutions. If you're having trouble watching this video, try downloading the latest version of Flash Player or contacting your IT department.
One of the byproducts of a tech-savvy workforce has been the development of an "officeless" generation of workers. These days, any place where a person can turn on a laptop computer and use a mobile phone has become viable place to do work. According to one expert, there will be 1 billion mobile workers by the end of this year.
There's no doubt about it, the economic situation in the United States is worsening. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke says the economy "remains vulnerable to unexpected developments." However, Bernanke said the Fed is ready to take major action to help stimulate the economy, if necessary. Stay tuned.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Apple Inc. is hosting a music-themed event Wednesday that is likely to yield updated iPods, though the company will not confirm any details. Apple-watchers also speculate that the company could show off a new version of its Apple TV set-top box or add more music-discovery features to its iTunes music software.
NEW YORK (AP) -- Americans' confidence in the economy improved slightly in August, but the mood is still gloomy amid job worries, according to a monthly survey. The Conference Board said Tuesday that its Consumer Confidence Index improved slightly to 53.5, up from a revised 51.0 in July.