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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.             

How Microsoft Plans To Make Email Better

January 30, 2015 10:42 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Microsoft Outlook General Manager Javier Soltero discusses the company’s iOS and Android email...

Amazon Introduces Business Email Service

January 30, 2015 10:16 am | by Mike Hockett, Associate Editor, Industrial Distribution | News | Comments

In advance of its financial earnings release Thursday, Amazon announced Wednesday that it is...

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...

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Mobile Provider TracFone To Pay $40M In Federal Settlement

January 29, 2015 10:05 am | by Jennifer C. Kerr, Associated Press | News | Comments

The nation's largest prepaid mobile provider, TracFone Wireless, will pay $40 million to settle government claims that it misled millions of smartphone customers with promises of unlimited data service.             

InsiteAnalytics Provides Powerful Data-Driven Intelligence

January 28, 2015 9:26 am | by Insite Software | Product Releases | Comments

Insite Software has announced the availability of InsiteAnalytics,a powerful new analytics package designed to help customers improve the performance of their ecommerce investments and technologies.

The Possiblities Of Microsoft HoloLens

January 27, 2015 1:20 pm | by Microsoft | Videos | Comments

The team behind Microsoft HoloLens talks about creating the technology and how it could shape things going forward.                                       

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How A ‘Digital Twin’ Can Warrant Products Are Built As Designed

January 26, 2015 12:12 pm | by Dr. Michael Grieves | Articles | Comments

Much has been written about the process of transferring the digital rendered designs to the shop floor so the right product is built. The challenge is that quite often what was designed isn’t actually built.             

Branson's Futuristic Vision To Get Internet To Everyone

January 23, 2015 11:48 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Virgin Group Founder Sir Richard Branson shares his vision of how Virgin Galactic will launch satellites to help connect the three billion people in the world who don't have internet access.                  

Assessing Your Risk For A Cyber Breach & Minimizing The Fallout

January 23, 2015 11:38 am | by Jay Shelton | Articles | Comments

A staggering 43 percent of U.S. companies have experienced a data breach in the last year according to the Ponemon Institute. Despite the rise in breaches, 27 percent of companies didn't have a data breach response plan or team in place.   

Microsoft Unveils The Future And It’s Called HoloLens

January 22, 2015 12:54 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

This week Microsoft showed off its new operating system, Windows 10, and a new idea in computing that uses holographic technology displayed in the world around you.                         

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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Google Planning To Sell Wireless Phone Service

January 22, 2015 9:42 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Google is planning to sell wireless phone service directly to consumers using the networks of Sprint and T-Mobile, according to reports published Wednesday.                           

Vendor Shootout For ERP Event

January 21, 2015 4:23 pm | by Technology Evaluation Centers | Events

Vendor Shootout for ERP is the nation's leading ERP software evaluation, comparison and selection event. Geared toward ERP selection teams and decision makers, this premier event is ideal for businesses who are budgeting for or are currently evaluating an ERP software upgrade or replacement. 

Malvertising Becomes A Growing Threat

January 21, 2015 12:59 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Another computer security threat is spreading and you may have already seen it in action.                                              

Microsoft To Show Off More Windows 10 Features

January 21, 2015 9:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft will use an event Wednesday to offer a wider glimpse of the next version of Windows.                                             

5 Tips For Remaining Discreet In The Digital World

January 20, 2015 11:04 am | by Mark Sell | Articles | Comments

Today’s social media age has led consumers to embrace companies that are straightforward and explicit in all external communications. However, logistics companies that handle sensitive commodities must be savvy with their communication strategy in order to preserve customers’ privacy and security.

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Web-Based Product Lifecycle Management Software

January 16, 2015 9:30 am | by Omnify Software | Product Releases | Comments

Omnify Software, a leading provider of web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software for discrete manufacturers, has announced the immediate availability of its next-generation Empower PLM product, version 6.0. 

Savanna.NET Warehouse Execution System Launches

January 16, 2015 9:25 am | by Westfalia Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A unique warehousing software solution, Savanna.NET, combines a tightly integrated warehouse management system (WMS) and warehouse control system (WCS) into a single application to help manufacturers and distributors direct, control and optimize internal material flow and order picking.

'Leap Second' Could Pose Web Problems This Summer

January 15, 2015 11:43 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

Prominent websites and apps could once again face problems this summer when officials tack an additional second onto Tuesday, June 30.                                 

Report: Employee Training Can Reduce Cyber Security Risks

January 14, 2015 10:54 am | by Andrew Szal, Digital Reporter, Manufacturing Business Technology | News | Comments

Increased investment in employee training can reduce the risk of a company's cyber security attack by up to 70 percent, according to a new study.                              

Playing Well With Retailers: Frictionless D2C Ecommerce For Manufacturers

January 13, 2015 1:23 pm | by Ranga Bodla | Articles | Comments

Frictionless D2C ecommerce represents the best way forward for manufacturers to take advantage of the ever-increasing growth of online sales while still maintaining that sales through their existing retail partners aren’t negatively impacted.   

Demand & Supply Chain Planning Solution Launched

January 13, 2015 9:56 am | by DynaSys | Product Releases | Comments

DynaSys, a division of QAD Inc., has announced the launch of DynaSys DSCP 2015, the latest version of its demand and supply chain planning solution.

Q&A: Communications On The Factory Floor

January 12, 2015 1:05 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

Mike Lanciloti, vice president of product management and marketing at Colorado-based Spectralink, discusses why purpose-built devices might be better than smartphones to run a successful manufacturing business.           

Obama Seeks Laws On Data Hacking, Student Privacy

January 12, 2015 10:35 am | by Julie Pace, AP White House Correspondent | News | Comments

President Barack Obama wants Congress to pass legislation requiring companies to inform customers within 30 days if their data has been hacked.                               

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, has introduced attune Fashion Suite, a set of pre-configured solutions that are deployable in the cloud or on premise.

Call On Threat Intelligence To Secure Your Organization

January 7, 2015 12:03 pm | by Jeff Multz | Articles | Comments

You may wish you had a crystal ball to see what cyber threats are headed your way, but there’s something far more reliable. Threat intelligence provides you with true evidence of current-day threats that have already been spotted hitting organizations like yours.

Samsung's New Tizen Smart TVs Connect To World More Seamlessly

January 6, 2015 12:46 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Ed Baig talks with Samsung's Dave Das and gets a first look at the company's new Tizen Smart TVs.                                           

New Trends Expected At CES 2015

January 5, 2015 12:36 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

At this year's Consumer Electronics Show more than 3,500 exhibitors will unveil the next big thing in technology in Las Vegas, from virtual reality to smart homes.                         

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