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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...

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...

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 ...

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What The Future Holds For Cloud Computing

April 9, 2014 1:25 pm | by Ranga Bodla, Director of Vertical Marketing, NetSuite Inc. | Articles | Comments

While companies have been relying on hosted software and third-party tools for decades, it has been roughly six years since clouds entered the enterprise IT psyche. Here are some insights into the opportunities and limitations of service in the cloud, as well as what the future brings for cloud computing.

Building The Industrial Cloud: The Immediate Future Of M2M Technology

April 2, 2014 12:50 pm | Articles | Comments

If the Internet of Things is already big news among retail manufacturers, it’s even bigger news in heavy industries. For these companies, the possibility of rolling out cheap, massively distributed networks that can collect and communicate consumer and process data offers tantalizing and easily understood business opportunities. The only challenge is finding the hardware that can do the work. 

Why Should You Invest In A Cloud ERP System?

April 1, 2014 12:34 pm | by Pat Garrehy, Rootstock Software, Founder and CEO | Articles | Comments

Every company has a unique set of circumstances and will require its own way to justify a major investment in new ERP software. Here's a look at some strategies for getting upper management to sign off on software investments.       


Microsoft’s New Suite Simplifies Enterprise Mobility

March 28, 2014 12:49 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Microsoft’s CEO Satya Nadella introduced the Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) — a new service that brings together its existing enterprise management solutions, such as Intune and Azure Active Directory, into a “holistic offering.”     

Infor Announces Industry Application Suites In The Cloud

March 27, 2014 9:46 am | by Infor | Product Releases | Comments

Infor, a leading provider of business application software serving more than 70,000 customers, has announced Infor CloudSuite, the first group of industry-specific application suites available on Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) cloud.

Cisco Investing Over $1B In Cloud Computing

March 24, 2014 1:30 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Cisco says it plans to spend more than $1 billion over the next two years to build up its cloud computing network.                                       

Unique Environment Places Emphasis on Real-time Data, Traceability

March 24, 2014 9:31 am | Videos | Comments

Reily Foods Company uses Microsoft Dynamics AX ERP software, implemented by Edgewater Fullscope, for usability, flexibility and support of unique food manufacturing needs. With Microsoft Dynamics AX, Reily is able to have real-time access to data, plus the information it needs to support safety and sustainability practices, including traceability for product recalls.

Infinitely Virtual Rolls Out InfiniteERP

March 13, 2014 9:21 am | by Infinitely Virtual | Product Releases | Comments

Infinitely Virtual has announced that it has aligned with BASIS International Ltd. to launch InfiniteERP™, a new cloud-based enterprise resource planning suite tailored to manufacturing applications.


Gain A 360-degree View Of Your Business

March 3, 2014 10:35 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

Having the ability to truly visualize your business anytime, anywhere and from any device. That’s how your business benefits from the cloud.                               

Microsoft CEO: 'Mobile First, Cloud First'

February 6, 2014 9:51 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

New Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says the company must figure out how to thrive in a mobile and cloud based world.                                       

Arena Solutions Drives 77 Percent Growth

February 5, 2014 3:26 pm | by Arena Solutions | News | Comments

Arena Solutions, the pioneer of cloud-based product lifecycle management (PLM) applications, has reported on its fiscal year 2013 financial performance, which featured robust growth, including a 77 percent leap in new customer subscriptions year-over-year.

IBM To Invest Over $1.2B In Cloud Services

January 17, 2014 2:33 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The computing services company said Friday that it will build 15 data centers around the world this year to add to the 12 it already operates and the 13 it recently acquired through its $2 billion purchase of cloud computing company SoftLayer last year.

Oracle To Buy Corente To Expand Cloud Services

January 8, 2014 10:07 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Oracle, which makes business software, did not disclose any financial details of the deal. It also did not say when it expects the acquisition of the Bernardsville, N.J., company to close.                 


Q&A: Protection Against Automotive Counterfeits

December 16, 2013 11:38 am | by Tia Nowack, Associate Editor, IMPO | Articles | Comments

This month, we had the chance to speak with Mark Prokosch, Vice President at Verify Brand. Verify, a Minneapolis-based software as a service (Saas) brand protection company, recently announced enhancements to its cloud-based platform to combat counterfeiting in automotive supply chains. 

Why SaaS ERP Is Destined To Unleash The Next Wave Of Innovation

December 12, 2013 4:00 pm | by Malcolm Fox, Vice President, Product Marketing, Epicor Software | Blogs | Comments

Industries far and wide are being transformed via subscription business models where products and services are delivered efficiently and extremely cost effectively 24/7/365, thanks to massive computing power served up by the cloud.     

ABB Extends Amber Road Solution To Its Worldwide Group

December 4, 2013 3:33 pm | by Amber Road | News | Comments

Amber Road, a leading provider of global trade management (GTM) solutions, has announced that ABB Group, a leader in power and automation technologies for utilities and industrial companies, has signed a new global contract covering Amber Road’s GTM solution.

Autodesk First To Bring Computer-Aided Manufacturing To The Cloud

December 4, 2013 3:05 pm | by Autodesk, Inc. | News | Comments

Autodesk, Inc. has unveiled Autodesk CAM 360 — the industry’s first cloud-based solution for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).                                    

Case Study: Fixing Ineffective File Distribution And Expensive, Unreliable Backups

November 26, 2013 4:26 pm | by Nasuni | Articles | Comments

Dave De Young knew something needed to change. JSJ Corporation’s engineers across the globe were struggling to load CAD drawings, while the finance hawks were wondering why so much was being spent on a centralized storage system that didn’t meet expectations. His quest to find a solution eventually led him to the cloud.

Effective Software Asset Management Helps Organizations Get More Out Of The Cloud

November 25, 2013 2:52 pm | by BSA | The Software Alliance | News | Comments

Organizations get the most benefit from cloud computing when they also take care to implement proven best practices for managing software assets effectively, BSA | The Software Alliance reported in a new study.           

Software Makes Small Manufacturers More Efficient And Profitable

November 19, 2013 2:41 pm | News | Comments

Exact, the business software partner for small business manufacturers and wholesale distributors, officially launched new software that helps small manufacturers and wholesale distributors in the U.S. operate more efficiently and profitably. The affordable software, available through a monthly online subscription, streamlines tasks such as production and inventory management, logistics and CRM.

KeyedIn Launches New Version Of Its Manufacturing Sector Cloud Solution

November 19, 2013 2:34 pm | by KeyedIn Solutions | News | Comments

KeyedIn Solutions has launched a new, enhanced version of KeyedIn Manufacturing, its 100 percent Cloud-based application designed specifically for the manufacturing sector.                       

IFS Applications Supported On Windows Azure

November 11, 2013 2:49 pm | by IFS | News | Comments

IFS, the global enterprise applications company, announces that its component-based, extended ERP suite IFS Applications 8 has been tested and certified for deployment on Microsoft’s Windows Azure cloud.             

Open Text Buying GXS Group In $1.17B Deal

November 5, 2013 4:21 pm | by AP | News | Comments

The software company Open Text is buying cloud-technology provider GXS Group in a cash-and-stock deal valued at approximately $1.17 billion.                              

SAP Co-CEO: Cloud Computing Growth Continues

October 21, 2013 2:59 pm | by David McHugh, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Business software maker SAP's strong growth in cloud computing remains on track despite headwinds from a stronger euro, the co-CEO said Monday.                               

Upgrade Directly Into The Infor Business Cloud

October 17, 2013 1:38 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Godlan, an ERP manufacturing software specialist, EAM specialist and Infor Gold Channel Partner, has announced that the Infor UpgradeX Program is now generally available for Godlan customers. UpgradeX is a simple and predictable path to upgrade from on-premise applications to the Infor Business Cloud.

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