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Look To MRP Software For Inventory Management Visibility

April 16, 2014 11:15 am | by Pete Zimmerman, Manufacturing Segment Manager, VAI | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers must have visibility into their inventory because it allows them to make better informed and more financially efficient purchasing decisions.                           

Wireless Industry To Add Anti-Theft Tools

April 16, 2014 9:36 am | by Terry Collins, Associated Press | News | Comments

A trade group for wireless providers said Tuesday that the biggest mobile device manufacturers...

Why Google Bought Drone Maker Titan Aerospace

April 15, 2014 12:27 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Google acquires drone maker Titan Aerospace, and like Facebook, hopes the technology will help...

The Cost To Build A Samsung Galaxy S5

April 11, 2014 12:20 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Take an inside look — literally — at how much the different parts like the processor,...

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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.

Supreme Court Rejects Early Appeal Of Surveillance Ruling

April 7, 2014 1:18 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court has declined an early look at a constitutional challenge to the National Security Agency's bulk collection of millions of Americans' telephone records. Conservative lawyer Larry Klayman persuaded a federal judge in December to rule that the agency's activities likely violate the Constitution's ban on unreasonable searches.

Microsoft Unveils Siri Competitor Cortana

April 3, 2014 12:56 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

At its developer’s conference in San Francisco, Microsoft unveiled the new virtual assistant feature called Cortana for the Windows Phone 8.1 operating system.                          

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Microsoft Reveals Siri-like Virtual Assistant

April 2, 2014 1:03 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is showcasing a new virtual assistant as part of an upcoming update for Windows phones.                                           

Splitsville: BlackBerry & T-Mobile

April 2, 2014 12:32 pm | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Blogs | Comments

There’s nothing worse than a very public break-up, so you might want to take it easy on BlackBerry for a while. In case you haven’t heard, BlackBerry has ended its U.S. licensing deal with T-Mobile, saying the companies “no longer have complementary strategies.”

BlackBerry To End Licensing Deal With T-Mobile

April 2, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry is ending its U.S. licensing deal with T-Mobile, saying the companies no longer have complementary strategies. The disconnect appears to be related to a T-Mobile promotion that BlackBerry took issue with last month.     

Microsoft Windows 8 Updates Expected

April 1, 2014 1:11 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is following through on a promise to update its Windows 8 operating system on a regular basis to respond to consumers' complaints and other feedback.                          

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.       

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Supreme Court May Limit Software Patents

March 31, 2014 12:53 pm | by Sam Hananel, Associated Press | News | Comments

The Supreme Court appears willing to make it tougher to approve patents for computer software in a case that is being closely watched by technology companies.                           

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.”     

Is The Honeymoon Over For New BlackBerry CEO?

March 28, 2014 10:42 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

BlackBerry shares have enjoyed a solid start to 2014. But the stock fell Thursday after being downgraded to a 'sell.' With lackluster quarterly results expected Friday, is time running out for John Chen to turn around the company?     

How To Reap The Gains Of Business Process Automation

March 28, 2014 10:30 am | by Chris Thierry & Robert Al-Jaar, Etelesolv | Articles | Comments

There are diverse views on the impact that automating business processes can have on organizations. Though there may be some debate about the depth and breadth of process automation benefits, once fact is indisputable — Business Process Automation is on the rise.

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM And Intel Unveil The Industrial Internet Consortium

March 27, 2014 12:54 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

AT&T, Cisco, GE, IBM and Intel unveiled the formation of the Industrial Internet Consortium (IIC), an open membership group focused on breaking down the barriers of technology silos to support better access to big data with improved integration of the physical and digital worlds.

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Aptean Edge Conference Announces Keynote Speakers

March 27, 2014 9:56 am | by Aptean | News | Comments

Aptean has announced that executives from Citizens Bank and The Cheesecake Factory will serve as the customer keynote speakers for Edge 2014, scheduled for May 19-22 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.               

SAP To Acquire Fieldglass

March 27, 2014 9:50 am | by SAP AG | News | Comments

SAP AG has announced plans to acquire Fieldglass, the leading technology provider for procuring and managing contingent labor and services.                               

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.

Infor Unveils Major Release of Distribution SX.e; Integrates 10x

March 24, 2014 4:05 pm | by Infor | Product Releases | Comments

Infor has announced Infor Distribution SX.e version 10.0, enabling social, mobile and analytics capabilities to the core enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution. 

Manufacturing The Internet Of Things

March 21, 2014 11:56 am | by Tom Racciatti, West Monroe Partners | Articles | Comments

In the keynote presentation of 2014’s Consumer Electronics Show, Cisco CEO, John Chambers, estimated the market opportunity related to the Internet of Things to be valued at $19 trillion. Further, Chambers said that manufacturing would account for roughly $2.9 trillion of the total opportunity.

A Drone That Can Hack Your Phone

March 20, 2014 1:22 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Hackers have installed snooping technology on a UAV and sent it flying around London.                                               

Mobile Access To Manufacturing Information: Do The Benefits Outweigh The Risks?

March 19, 2014 11:23 am | by Mika Javanainen, Senior Director, Product Management at M-Files Corporation | Articles | Comments

The BYOD trend has positive potential for better communication and collaboration throughout the manufacturing process. However, the use of mobile devices for content and process management has raised questions about information security.   

Revitalizing Your ERP With Process Automation

March 18, 2014 11:03 am | by Jeff Rauscher, Director of Solutions Design, Redwood Software, Inc. | Articles | Comments

A successfully managed supply chain is based on a single premise — produce more high-quality products, consistently, in less time for greater profit. During the early 20th century, factory-floor automation revolutionized manufacturing with this same idea. Since then, process automation has taken over as the driving force to generate greater efficiency in every business.

Dell Saves $50 Million With mcaConnect And Dynamics AX

March 7, 2014 5:14 pm | Videos | Comments

At one time Dell Computers had 11 factories - each operating with a unique IT system. This led to high operating costs, complex infrastructure demands, and added difficulties in handling any changes. There was also a higher level of unreliability due to the slower and less effective manner in which all of these factories, with their different systems, could communicate.

SYN//AX Solution For Manufacturing Industry Launched

March 7, 2014 12:34 pm | by Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd. | Product Releases | Comments

Hitachi Solutions America, Ltd., a leading provider of global industry solutions based on Microsoft Dynamics AX and Microsoft Dynamics CRM and US Reseller Partner of the Year, has announced SYN//AX, a new add-on solution designed to maximize the benefits of Microsoft Dynamics AX for the manufacturing industry.

Identifying The Best Manufacturing Operations Management Solutions

March 7, 2014 10:34 am | by Mark Davidson, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

Navigating the complex landscape of expected process improvements, functional requirements, the realities of software capabilities, integration with your IT landscape and best practices can be quite daunting. What are some of the leading approaches being taken as part of these software selections and solution implementations?

Product Cost Management Capabilities For The Enterprise

March 6, 2014 3:45 pm | by aPriori | Product Releases | Comments

aPriori 2014r1 delivers new enterprise capabilities that enable users to better predict product costs in complex global manufacturing environments and supply chains; cost more different types of products and parts; and continue to expand usage across the enterprise so more resources can identify and act on product cost reduction opportunities. 

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