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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.                

Microsoft Predictions For Manufacturing In 2015

January 9, 2015 11:18 am | by Sanjay Ravi | Articles | Comments

The challenge for 2015 is to create smarter data — the year that IoT will become the Internet of...

New Fashion Suite Helps Companies Meet Omnichannel Demand

January 9, 2015 9:50 am | by attune Consulting | Product Releases | Comments

attune Consulting, a premier global solutions provider to the fashion and lifestyle industries,...

Omni-Channel: To Cloud Or Not To Cloud?

January 5, 2015 12:58 pm | by Diego Pantoja-Navajas | Articles | Comments

With mobile and eCommerce on the rise, omni-...

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After Reshoring — Opportunities For Cloud ERP

December 22, 2014 12:22 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Reshoring operations back to the United States has recently emerged as an important trend in manufacturing. However, there are some significant challenges facing companies that have moved back or are planning to move back, challenges that present clear opportunities for cloud-based ERP software to provide solutions.

Report: Cloud Driving Global Business Transformation, Improving Customer Alignment

December 16, 2014 10:04 am | by KPMG LLP | News | Comments

New data from the U.S. audit, tax and advisory firm KPMG LLP, show the increased use of cloud technology by global business to better connect with their employees and customers.                     

Learn How Big Data And Analytics Are Driving Operational Excellence For A&D Manufacturers And Suppliers

December 10, 2014 12:40 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

New technologies can be daunting, particularly in Aerospace and Defense manufacturing. With such a high value attached to data security and production downtime, manufacturers need to make sure that the potential rewards of new technologies are worth the inherent risks. Find out how today’s technologies are eliminating these risks and accelerating operational excellence in leading A&D companies.  

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Cloud Computing Cited As Competitive Advantage Over Rivals

November 20, 2014 10:18 am | by Netsuite | News | Comments

NetSuite Inc. has announced the results of a study titled, ‘Disrupt, Collapse, Transform: The Role of the Cloud in Industry Transformation’, sponsored by NetSuite and conducted by global industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.     

Integrated Hybrid Cloud Solution

November 17, 2014 9:16 am | by Nimbix | Product Releases | Comments

Taking its leadership in cloud-based High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications even higher, Nimbix has introduced the extension of JARVICE to support hybrid cloud implementations. 

Why Configurability Matters For Manufacturing Software

November 10, 2014 11:56 am | by Katie Hilyar | Articles | Comments

Cloud software has tremendous potential to help small- and medium-sized manufacturers compete with large enterprises. But what if that software assumes that you want to operate just like them?                 

Cloud-Based, High-Performance Data Analysis Solution

October 28, 2014 9:27 am | by Nimbix | Product Releases | Comments

Nimbix, a leader in cloud-based, High-Performance Computing (HPC) infrastructure and applications, has announced the expansion of Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) acceleration in its JARVICE cloud-based, High-Performance Data Analysis (HPDA) solution. 

Workforce Management In The Cloud Becomes A Competitive Advantage

October 24, 2014 12:31 pm | by Vicki Bergendal | Articles | Comments

A cloud-based workforce management system can automated the entire timekeeping and payroll process to save time and increase productivity.                                

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The Role Of Cloud Based ERP In Reshoring Manufacturing

October 24, 2014 10:39 am | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

A growing number of manufacturing companies are bringing their operations back to the United States and they are discovering that cloud based ERP software can help their core functions become more efficient and cost-effective — ultimately driving greater revenue.

Cloud ERP — The Right Tool For The Relevant Problem

October 20, 2014 12:48 pm | by Srinivasan Ramaswamy | Articles | Comments

An agile solution that is constantly evolving and keeps pace with the rapid changes in technology and usage patterns of the users, is what the current business needs.                        

3 Tips For Moving Operations Management To The Cloud

October 7, 2014 1:02 pm | by Ralf Suerken | Articles | Comments

While moving manufacturing operations management to the Cloud may be the ultimate objective, manufacturers today face daunting challenges in their current operations, as well as obstacles in making the leap to the Cloud.         

Mobile Revolution Shakes Up Silicon Valley

October 7, 2014 10:02 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Long-established companies such as Hewlett-Packard Co. and eBay Inc. are scrambling to regain their footing to better compete against mobile-savvy trendsetters like Apple and Google, as well as rising technology stars that have built businesses around "cloud computing."

Q&A With Kenesto

September 26, 2014 3:43 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Articles | Comments

Stephen Bodnar, senior vice president of strategy and products with Kenesto, took some time to talk with Manufacturing Business Technology about his company and what it has to offer manufacturers.               

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Allied Valve Uses IT Agility And Speed To Seize Competitive Advantage

September 18, 2014 3:37 pm | by NetSuite | Articles | Comments

Allied Valve, a supplier of industrial valves, repairs and field services to power and chemical plants, refineries and other industrial installations in the north-central U.S., is a great example of a company that has seized competitive advantage and grown its business by leveraging real-time cloud ERP technology.

Market To Manufacturing: It’s Time To Digitize

September 15, 2014 12:47 pm | by John Paul Williams | Articles | Comments

Manufacturing has not typically been thought of as an industry driving digital transformation, but companies need to leverage big data, cloud, social and mobile capabilities to create businesses that get them closer to their customers.     

Better Insights, Security And Efficiency With Brand Protection Software

September 9, 2014 12:52 pm | by Mark Prokosch | Articles | Comments

Cloud-based serialization platforms are emerging as the best way for brand owners to increase visibility across the entire life-cycle from suppliers, manufacturing and distribution to the end-user to maintain a high level of safety and security.

Apple To Add More Security Measures

September 5, 2014 11:39 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple is planning to add more security measures to help protect its users following a celebrity photo hacking incident.                                     

What The Cloud Actually Looks Like

September 4, 2014 12:32 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

We use it everyday, but many hardly know how it works, where it is, or what it looks like. Here's a look at this complicated technology and how the tech heavyweights are using them to store your data.               

Photo Hacking Rekindles Digital Privacy Fears

September 3, 2014 9:30 am | by David Crary, AP National Writer | News | Comments

Whether famous or seemingly anonymous, people from all walks of life put all sorts of things online or into cloud-based storage systems, from vital financial information to the occasional nude photo. Periodic cases of hacking fuel outrage, but there's no retreat from digital engagement or any imminent promise of guaranteed privacy.

Hosting QuickBooks: It All Adds Up For Manufacturers — And Their Accounting Firms

July 31, 2014 4:40 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

Rather than restricting access to an office computer, or taking a laptop on the road to visit clients, QuickBooks cloud hosting ensures that the software and hardware is managed, backed up and always available via the Internet.       

Cloud Applications, A Challenge For Both User And Access Control

July 30, 2014 12:40 pm | by Dean Wiech | Articles | Comments

For an IT department, working with cloud applications and their providers can present a number of new challenges. Where the IT department previously took a facilitating role, it is now transitioning to a coordinating role. In addition, it can be significantly more difficult to control user and access privileges in cloud applications.

Smoothing The Transition To ISO 9000 With Effective File Control

July 29, 2014 11:27 am | by Greg Milliken | Articles | Comments

Moving a library of ISO compliance documents, instrument design drawings and product manuals into a cloud-based, single virtual file repository helped Bentley Instruments find a simple way to store, share and retrieve standards documents with all of its locations. 

Advice For Moving To Omnichannel Commerce

July 28, 2014 1:31 pm | by Ranga Bodla | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers will modernize their B2B infrastructures to support many-to-many connections and integration between IT systems. Thanks to the advent of cloud-based computing, B2B commerce applications don't require the purchase of additional hardware or software, or need full time IT staffers to deploy and manage it.

Free Enterprise File Synchronization And Sharing For Content Management Customers

July 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by OpenText | Product Releases | Comments

OpenText has announced free enterprise file sharing and synchronization for OpenText Content Suite 10.5, a single information governance backbone for the enterprise.

IaaS: Delivering Enterprise-Level Support To Manufacturers

July 21, 2014 12:24 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

As manufacturers look to secure a competitive advantage in their specific markets, implementing a virtual infrastructure is often a step in the right direction.                         

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