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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...

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...

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...

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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.

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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.

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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.                         

QuickBooks In The Cloud Computing Era: How Mobile Does Your Manufacturing Operation Want To Be?

July 14, 2014 11:50 am | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

While enabling a mobile workforce can raise concerns about security, data protection and integrity is typically greater with a hosted solution than with an in-house implementation.                    

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New eBook Debunks Cloud Computing Myths

June 24, 2014 1:18 pm | by InfinitiyQS | News | Comments

In the eBook, InfinityQS experts combat cloud computing fiction with fact, and encourage quality and IT professionals to consider cloud-based tools as a solution for enabling supply chain-wide quality, efficiency and productivity.     

New Cloud-based Manufacturing System For Enterprises

June 13, 2014 3:24 pm | by KeyedIn Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

KeyedIn Solutions has announced the launch of its new KeyedIn Manufacturing — Enterprise Edition Cloud solution that enables a smooth, step-by-step evolution of critical business processes to the Cloud and maximizes efficient business management to meet the needs of large enterprise manufacturers.

New ERP Cloud And Saas Buyer’s Guide Released

June 6, 2014 11:12 am | by Eval‐Source | News | Comments

Eval-Source Management Consulting and enterprise software Analyst firm is excited to announce the release of their third version of the popular ERP Cloud and Saas Buyer’s Guide.                     

Private Cloud vs. Public Cloud Servers: Who’s Got The Edge?

June 3, 2014 12:16 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

There’s broad agreement on the key benefits of virtual servers — scalability, improved resource utilization, reduced operational costs, instant provisioning, and the ability to quickly expand the server base. But there is no “one size fits all” consensus around private vs. public cloud servers.

Quality Management Solution Embeds Quality Info In Product Record

June 2, 2014 9:54 am | by Arena Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, has announced Arena Quality, a new solution that enables the entire discreet engineering and manufacturing team to rapidly identify, capture, collaborate and resolve product quality problems.

Why The Cloud?

May 21, 2014 12:18 pm | by John Papageorge | Articles | Comments

More strategically minded mid-sized manufacturers have long recognized that better data management can make them more competitive. Connected data is providing easy access to a global supply chain while driving down the cost of going from concept to shipping product.

Physical Infrastructure: A Critical Factor In Cloud Deployment Success

May 7, 2014 12:09 pm | by Todd LaCognata | Articles | Comments

Organizations are challenged to bring IT services into production faster to maximize ROI and provide a dynamic workload environment. Cloud computing allows users to provision the compute, storage and network resources in a fraction of the time of traditional and virtual servers.

Cloud Server Hosting: Removing The Fog From Making The Leap

May 1, 2014 12:35 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

What’s behind the decision to remain with an in-house solution or embrace cloud server hosting? An organization reaches that fork in the road because it has pushed its servers to the end of their useful lives and now need to do something about it.  

High Court Hears Arguments In Streaming TV Case

April 22, 2014 1:44 pm | by Mark Sherman, Associated Press | News | Comments

Supreme Court justices debated Tuesday whether they can side with broadcasters in a copyright challenge to an Internet startup company without threatening the burgeoning world of cloud computing.               

You Can’t Tell The Virtual Server Apps Without A Roadmap

April 15, 2014 12:42 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

While small and midsize manufacturers are often keen to move their applications to the cloud, the benefits of cloud migration don’t simply rain down from the sky. In order to take advantage of the flexibility (and cost savings) of virtual server hosting, organizations need to address some common challenges.  

What's Trending: Tesla Sued By Lemon Law King; Porsche's Plug-In Hybrid

April 11, 2014 4:18 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Here's a look at the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback: Tesla sued by Lemon Law King; the Porsche plug-in hybrid; and 3D printing chocolate.                     

Six Tips To Successfully Deploy Cloud Solutions

April 11, 2014 12:03 pm | by Jim Shepherd, VP of Strategy, Plex | Articles | Comments

We are entering a new era of manufacturing — one where manufacturers need to move fast and strike hard in order to stay ahead of competitors and stay relevant to customers. This type of maneuverability depends heavily on technology, leading companies to take stock of their ERP solutions and evaluate if they can succeed with what they have.

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