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Hewlett-Packard Sells Stake In Chinese Unit For $2.3B

May 21, 2015 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51 percent stake in its China sever, storage and technology storage unit for about $2.3 billion as it restructures its business in that country.

How Cloud Apps Are Driving Manufacturing Innovation

May 19, 2015 12:14 pm | by Francis Li | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers are becoming pioneers in the cloud space — despite their previously low-tech...

Survey: Cloud Systems Boost Manufacturing Productivity, Quality

May 14, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new survey of manufacturers found that nearly two-thirds saw improved plant productivity after...

Web Event: Lifting Manufacturing To The Cloud

May 11, 2015 1:14 pm | Events

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Three Key Issues To Ponder Before Going ‘All In’ On The Cloud

May 5, 2015 11:38 am | by Padman Ramankutty | Articles | Comments

A look at the three challenges IT organizations must consider and tackle in order to smoothly transition to a hybrid or all-cloud environment.

Want To Manufacture Intelligent Products? Moving Your ERP To The Cloud Helps

May 1, 2015 11:08 am | by Rob Goldiez | Blogs | Comments

As we seek to take advantage of the huge advancements in manufacturing — automation technology, advanced manufacturing systems, data infrastructure projects and data science — our internal mentality must change to create room for these new opportunities. 

What Analysts Are Missing On Cloud Computing Services

April 27, 2015 11:08 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Activate co-founder Michael Wolf discusses cloud computing and the success of Amazon’s web business.

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Amazon's Web Services Boosts 1Q Revenue

April 24, 2015 10:15 am | by Mae Anderson, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Amazon's profitable cloud-computing services business is growing by leaps and bounds.

Microsoft Results Show Company's Shift, But Is It Enough?

April 24, 2015 10:06 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is changing its business. The question is whether it's changing fast enough.

Cloud ERP: The Top 4 Questions You Should Be Asking

April 23, 2015 11:02 am | by Lori Payne | Articles | Comments

For those who have become receptive to the potential benefits of Cloud-based manufacturing software and are beginning to evaluate their options, here are four key questions you should ask as you conduct research and enter into discussions with possible providers.

Obama Administration, Tech Companies Hope To Bring Environmental Data To The Cloud

April 23, 2015 10:06 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The Obama administration is teaming up with a slew of tech giants in an effort to bring the government's vast collection of environmental information to the cloud.

Manufacturers Are Looking To The Cloud

April 20, 2015 12:01 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers know that, in order to be successful in the rapidly changing markets of the global economy, they must make more efficient use of large amounts of data to leverage business intelligence and become more agile. They are looking to the cloud as a solution.

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How Cloud Enables And Supports The Lean Warehouse

April 15, 2015 11:12 am | by Sid Geddam | Articles | Comments

Three factors that should be top of mind so that the lean warehouse can change, grow and help enable shifts in a company’s expanding business.

Amazon Announces Analytics Service

April 14, 2015 9:52 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The predictive technology Amazon.com uses to pitch products to online shoppers will soon be available to almost everyone else, the e-commerce giant said last week.

IBM To Aid Developers During NASA Hackathon

April 9, 2015 9:59 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

IBM on Wednesday announced it will make its Bluemix cloud-computing platform available to developers participating in NASA's fourth annual app contest.

Stock Split Could Cost Google Over $500 Million

April 6, 2015 9:28 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

An unorthodox stock split designed to ensure Google CEO Larry Page and fellow co-founder Sergey Brin retain control of the Internet's most profitable company could cost Google more than half a billion dollars.

Facebook Looks To Embrace Internet Of Things

March 27, 2015 10:08 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Facebook unveiled a new software developer kit that enables users of its Parse platform to build apps that connect devices – from garage door openers to wristbands – to the cloud.

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3 Reasons You Should Consider Revamping Your Supply Chain Networks

March 23, 2015 1:48 pm | by Bob Farrell | Articles | Comments

Now is the time for manufacturers to consider revamping how they track supply chain networks. Here are the top three reasons why.

Top 5 Trends Impacting Asset Performance Management: No. 5

March 23, 2015 1:31 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

This week, Greg Goodwin of LNS research is counting down the top 5 asset performance trends in the manufacturing sector.

Ford, Microsoft Announce Cloud-Based System For New Vehicles

March 18, 2015 10:19 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Ford Motor Company and Microsoft on Tuesday announced a partnership to implement a cloud-based system on new Ford models starting later this year.

One View Mobile Analytics Cloud Platform For Consumer-Oriented Industries

March 18, 2015 8:35 am | by Sage Clarity | Product Releases | Comments

Sage Clarity LLC has expanded the availability of its One View for Supply Chain Metrics suite of apps to various consumer-oriented industries.

Google To Enter Wireless Market

March 3, 2015 10:56 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A top Google executive said the tech giant is getting into the wireless business in hopes of blending Wi-Fi and cellular networks.

HP's Big Deal: Tech Giant Buys Aruba Networks For $2.7B

March 3, 2015 9:38 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is buying wireless networking company Aruba Networks for about $2.7 billion, in what amounts to HP's first major acquisition since its disastrous purchase of a British software company in 2011.

Adopting Technology To Go Lean In 2015: The Right Choice For Small Manufacturers

February 20, 2015 11:16 am | by Dave Lechleitner | Articles | Comments

To many small companies, the thought of lean manufacturing is a business principle traditionally reserved for the big companies — such as Boeing or General Motors. Yet with the rapid proliferation of technology and cloud computing, “going lean” has never been so easy for small shops.

Is It Time To Replace Your Legacy ERP System?

February 12, 2015 12:03 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Cloud ERP lets companies focus on delivering the customized products and services now in demand, rather than worry about the limitations of their aging legacy system.

Report: Automakers Fail To Fully Protect Against Hacking

February 9, 2015 10:44 am | by Joan Lowy, Associated Press | News | Comments

Automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect those features against the real possibility that hackers could take control of vehicles or steal personal data, according to an analysis of information that manufacturers provided to a senator.

5 Ways The Cloud Can Improve Your Manufacturing Operations

January 30, 2015 11:12 am | by Doug Fair | Articles | Comments

There is no need to fear — transitioning to cloud-based technology is actually a huge step towards improving manufacturing operations not only at the plant level, but also throughout the entire enterprise.             

The Convenience Of Cloud For Process Integration

January 29, 2015 11:56 am | by Dave Sukowatey | Articles | Comments

As more companies get comfortable with cloud computing, the benefits of PLM delivered as a software-as-a-service (SaaS) application become more appealing.                           

A Mixed Forecast: The New Norm For Cloud

January 22, 2015 10:36 am | by Ed Talerico | Articles | Comments

With 69 percent of enterprises running either applications or infrastructure in the cloud today, up 12 percent from 2012, it is difficult to dispute claims that the cloud has hit the mainstream.                

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