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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...

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...

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...

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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.               

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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.           

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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.”                         

Ellison Steps Aside As Oracle CEO

September 19, 2014 9:25 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison is stepping aside as CEO after 37 years at the helm of the business software maker, ending a colorful reign marked by his flamboyant behavior and outlandish wealth amassed while building one of the world's best-known technology companies.

Stratasys To Acquire GrabCAD

September 16, 2014 9:39 am | by Business Wire | News | Comments

Stratasys Ltd., a leading global provider of 3D printing and additive manufacturing solutions, has announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held GrabCAD, Inc. in an all-cash transaction.       

Sage SMB Survey On Mobile Devices

September 9, 2014 1:17 pm | by Sage North America | News | Comments

Sage North America has announced the results of the Sage SMB Survey on Mobile Devices in the manufacturing and distribution, food and beverage and construction industries.                       

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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.

Ten Tips For A Successful ERP Implementation

September 8, 2014 12:46 pm | by Larry Korak | Articles | Comments

For many, the idea of selecting, implementing and deploying an ERP system is daunting as the risks often seem to outweigh the benefits. Here are ten tips to ensure that your organization has a successful ERP implementation.       

IoT Manufacturing Insight With Intel And National Instruments

August 14, 2014 12:39 pm | by Intel | Videos | Comments

Ray Almgren, National Instruments’ vice president of marketing, and Jim Robinson, general manager of Intel’s IoT Group, explore what customers are looking for from IoT and how its implementation drives business transformation.     

Nokia's $25 Phone

August 14, 2014 12:23 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Nokia's new budget device will provide at least a week's worth of battery life on standby.                                             

New Suite Helps Optimize Processes, Reduce Costs And Respond To A Changing Market

August 14, 2014 11:12 am | by Oracle | Product Releases | Comments

Today’s global business environment is complex and constantly changing. To help organizations navigate this continuously shifting landscape and stay competitive, Oracle has released Oracle E-Business Suite 12.2.4.

Understand Your Best Customers To Find New Revenue Opportunities

August 12, 2014 11:55 am | by Anders Ekman | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers have traditionally sold products through sales channels with a one-size-fits-all approach. However, as the marketplace becomes more competitive and customers have more options, they are turning to data-driven marketing solutions to better target end-users.

The IoT Uplink: The Rapidly Growing Importance Of Remote Monitoring

August 11, 2014 12:25 pm | by Manufacturing Business Technology | Videos | Comments

This episode of The IoT Uplink focuses on remote monitoring, and the advantages and challenges that this technology brings to the manufacturing space.                             

IP Network Architecture: Enhancing User-Access Security

August 11, 2014 12:11 pm | by Clark Case | Blogs | Comments

User-access security is critical to safeguard industrial operations, as well to protect the most valuable assets — including intellectual property.                             

Smartphones Must Include 'Kill Switch' Under Bill

August 8, 2014 9:17 am | by Fenit Nirappil, Associated Press | News | Comments

Under the bill, smartphones must be sold pre-equipped with a "kill switch" that deactivates them if stolen. Such technology is already widely available to download, but the legislation would make the shut-off function standard unless a customer opts out.

Spying Revelations Lead To German Encryption Boom

August 7, 2014 1:14 pm | by Martha Mendoza & Frank Jordans, Associated Press | News | Comments

Jon Callas, co-founder of Silent Circle, which sells an encryption app allowing users to talk and text in private, said a series of disclosures from former intelligence contractor Edward Snowden last year have been a boon for business.     

Timex: Untethered Smartwatch Is A 'Very Big Deal'

August 7, 2014 12:48 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

Timex chairwoman Anette Olsen talks to Ed Baig about the new Ironman One GPS+ smartwatch — which is not tethered to a phone.                                    

Why You Can’t Afford To Not Integrate PLM Into Supply Chain Orchestration

August 4, 2014 8:59 am | by Hari Menon | Articles | Comments

With the increasing frequency of product recalls and production delays, it’s easy to fall into the trap of assuming that these have become an unfortunate but unavoidable consequence of today’s outsourcing practices. But, in reality, they should be unacceptable to any manufacturing executive. 

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