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Weaving The Digital Thread Across Industrial Value Chains

October 23, 2014 9:19 am | by LNS Research | News | Comments

Across manufacturing industries today, pressures on cost, supplier networks complexity, regulatory requirements, and customer demands continue to grow, rendering the operational status quo ineffective.              

Apple Issues Security Warning For iCloud

October 22, 2014 10:03 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid...

Staples Investigating Possible Data Breach

October 21, 2014 1:34 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law...

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...

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6 Ways To Manage Product Complexity

October 20, 2014 12:01 pm | by Columbus | Articles | Comments

One of the biggest challenges discrete manufacturing companies face is the increasing complexity of the product, whether this is due to technological change, market forces or the need to customize the product to meet demanding customer requirements. It is essential to capture these requirements accurately and quickly, and flow this information efficiently through the organization.

Millions Of Voiceprints Quietly Being Harvested

October 13, 2014 1:21 pm | by Raphael Satter, Associated Press | News | Comments

Businesses and governments around the world increasingly are turning to voice biometrics, or voiceprints, to pay pensions, collect taxes, track criminals and replace passwords.                     

5 Ways Mobile Field Service Management Can Help Dealers Sell More

October 10, 2014 11:23 am | by Johnny Jones | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers who’ve encouraged the use of mobile field service management applications have helped their dealers generate more revenue, increase profitability — and sell more equipment.                   

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Norton Antivirus Maker Splitting Into 2 Companies

October 10, 2014 9:56 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Security software maker Symantec is the latest company to announce plans to split itself into two.                                           

Study Reveals The Importance Of IT In Manufacturing

October 9, 2014 9:51 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

New research reveals that manufacturers are struggling to deal with increasingly complex IT estates, as 83 percent of firms report a rise in IT complexity driven by more users, increased locations, new applications and adoption of cloud computing.

Survey: Urgency Grows To Embrace Big Data To Advance Industrial Internet

October 8, 2014 2:27 pm | by GE & Accenture | News | Comments

A new global study, “Industrial Internet Insights for 2015,” from GE and Accenture reveals there is a growing urgency for organizations to embrace big data analytics to advance their Industrial Internet strategy.           

JPMorgan Chase Hacking Shows Growing Cybercrime Threat

October 8, 2014 11:37 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

JPMorgan Chase reported hackers have stolen information from about 83 million customers. Anthony Mason reports how these cyber attacks are happening far more often than most people realize.                 

Apple And Google Take On U.S. Gov't Over Encryption

October 7, 2014 12:21 pm | by Bloomberg News | Videos | Comments

While the newest Apple and Google smartphones will automatically encrypt data stored on them, that won’t keep U.S. law enforcement and intelligence agencies from obtaining evidence linked to the devices.             

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Are HMI And Mobile Devices On The Menu For Your Plant?

October 6, 2014 12:27 pm | by Mike Pantoleano | Blogs | Comments

Consumer mobile devices are proliferating in the commercial sector. But in the industrial sector, their use has been limited to remote diagnostics and maintenance visualization in SCADA solutions — so far.             

7 Ways Hadoop Can Optimize Manufacturing Performance

October 6, 2014 12:16 pm | by Steve Wooledge | Articles | Comments

Here are seven use cases that illustrate how big data and Hadoop are being used to improve quality, optimize operations and reduce costs.                                 

The New Threat That’s Worse Than Heartbleed

October 2, 2014 1:01 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Just because you have the right services in place with smart people watching over and securing your data, don’t ever think the job is done. A new threat has arrived, and it is much worse than Heartbleed.             

Microsoft Unveils Windows 10

October 1, 2014 1:35 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Microsoft shows off the next generation of its operating system.                                                     

Optimizing The Digital Factory

October 1, 2014 1:21 pm | by Sean Riley | Articles | Comments

Real-time data is critical, and it positions the IoT as a significant enabler of gleaning vivid insight into real-time production performance and some really interesting new revenue opportunities.               

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Windows 10 Blends New With Familiar

October 1, 2014 9:23 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is trying to soften an unpopular redesign of Windows by reviving features from older versions while still attempting to nudge desktop users into a world of touch screens and mobile devices.               

Microsoft To Offer Early Look At Next Windows

September 30, 2014 9:52 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft plans to offer a glimpse of its vision for Windows this week, as its new CEO seeks to redefine the company and recover from missteps with its flagship operating system.                     

Schneider Electric To Acquire InStep Software

September 30, 2014 9:17 am | by Schneider Electric | News | Comments

Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, has entered into an agreement to acquire InStep Software, a leading provider of real-time performance management and predictive asset analytics software and solutions.     

Managing Accruals: Why ERP Systems Are Not Enough

September 29, 2014 12:51 pm | by Joe Alphonse | Articles | Comments

ERP systems, while great for processing business transactions and managing accounting flows, struggle to determine precise accrual rates — a task that can lead directly to the misallocation of money.               

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.               

Europe Union OKs Electronics To Remain On During Flights

September 26, 2014 12:59 pm | by David Rising, Associated Press | News | Comments

European skies may soon be alive with the sound of small talk with new safety guidance allowing the use of all portable electronics, including cell phones, at any time during flights.                   

Apple's Response To iPhone Issues Is Key

September 26, 2014 11:05 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's response to a high-profile gaffe involving its iPhone software may be more important than the glitch itself.                                       

The IoT Uplink: The Future Of Production Flow And Big Data

September 25, 2014 1:16 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

This IoT Uplink examines not only the impact of reliable communication in the manufacturing setting, but also the importance of understanding the information being shared.                       

Apple Launches iPhone 6 And With It ‘BendGate’

September 25, 2014 1:01 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

No company is perfect, but after the debacle that was “Antennagate” with the launch of the iPhone 4, you’d think that Apple would be more meticulous about future generations of products. It appears that the answer is “Not so.”       

New iPhones Run Into Software, Bending Problems

September 25, 2014 9:31 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple's new iPhones have run into some glitches as users complained that a new software update blocked their calls, while a widely circulated video showed the larger of the two new models is vulnerable to bending.           

Top 5 Ways Virtualization Will Improve Lifecycle Management

September 22, 2014 1:26 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

Among the many advantages, server virtualization allows manufacturing companies to save money by consolidating a number of applications on the same physical server. Here are the top five capabilities virtualization can enable over the extended lifecycles of MES, sponsored by Stratus Technologies. 

11 Ways To Keep Data Safe When Traveling Overseas

September 19, 2014 10:20 am | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

For business travelers going to foreign lands, the old “Don’t leave home without it” slogan should be brought back with one slight change: “Leave home without it.”                         

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