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Senate Expected To Act On NSA Collection Of Phone Records

May 22, 2015 10:07 am | by Ken Dilanian, Associated Press | News | Comments

The fate of the bulk collection of American phone records by the National Security Agency is now before the Senate, in what is increasingly looking like a game of legislative chicken.

Google Likely To Overhaul Glass

May 21, 2015 9:47 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

The chief of Google's shelved Glass project says his division is focused on finding "the way...

Hewlett-Packard Sells Stake In Chinese Unit For $2.3B

May 21, 2015 9:34 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Hewlett-Packard is selling a 51 percent stake in its China sever, storage and technology storage...

Chinese Telecom Giant Announces IoT Platform

May 21, 2015 9:31 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Chinese telecommunications company Huawei on Wednesday announced a new operating system to help...

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Tech Companies Ask Obama To Protect Phone, Email Encryption

May 20, 2015 10:22 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

Tech companies, watchdog groups and security experts on Tuesday urged the Obama administration to protect consumers' encrypted electronic data — even from law enforcement.

How Cloud Apps Are Driving Manufacturing Innovation

May 19, 2015 12:14 pm | by Francis Li | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers are becoming pioneers in the cloud space — despite their previously low-tech reputation — and exemplifying how cloud technology can fuel operational success.

7 Tips For A Successful Enterprise Software Implementation

May 18, 2015 11:43 am | by Sameer Bhatia | Articles | Comments

Here are seven tips to help your enterprise software implementation be a success.


Tech News Of The Week: V2V Communication

May 15, 2015 12:42 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This edition looks at a woman fired for disabling a work app, the push for vehicle-to-vehicle communication and relief from email hell.

Report: China Leads U.S., European Nations In Industrial IoT Adoption

May 15, 2015 10:16 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new survey says China leads other top manufacturing nations when it comes to joining the industrial Internet of Things.

Survey: Cloud Systems Boost Manufacturing Productivity, Quality

May 14, 2015 9:33 am | by Andy Szal, Digital Reporter | News | Comments

A new survey of manufacturers found that nearly two-thirds saw improved plant productivity after implementing a cloud-computing system.

Windows 10 Could Be Microsoft’s Last

May 13, 2015 12:58 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Blogs | Comments

Last week, speaking at Microsoft’s Ignite conference, developer evangelist Jerry Nixon indicated that Windows 10 could be the company's last operating system. 

Samsung Announces New Push Into Internet-Connected Gadgets

May 13, 2015 9:56 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Samsung wants to sell the digital brains that will go into billions of "smart" home appliances, industrial sensors and other Internet-connected gadgets — even if the gadgets aren't made by Samsung.


Apple Watch: How To Tame The Distractions

May 7, 2015 11:37 am | by Wall Street Journal | Videos | Comments

Life with the Apple Watch doesn’t have to be reduced to a series of unnecessary disruptions on your wrist. Joanna Stern explains how to tame Apple’s new wearable. 

How Sales Order Automation Solutions Can Help Leverage EDI

May 6, 2015 12:11 pm | by Brent Halverson | Articles | Comments

Faced with an ever-growing demand from customers to deliver more with less and in increasingly rapid ordering cycles, it has become vital to enhance the efficiency of business processes to remain competitive. For this, automation is key.

EU Moves To Help Tech Companies Compete With U.S. Giants

May 6, 2015 9:29 am | by Lorne Cook & Raf Casert, Associated Press | News | Comments

The European Union has unveiled a long-term strategy to help its technology companies compete with U.S. giants like Google and Amazon by unifying the continent's digital sector and taking a hard line on abuses by dominant firms.

The Newest Microsoft Smartphone Rumors Make A Ton Of Sense

May 5, 2015 12:07 pm | by NewsyTech | Videos | Comments

New Lumia phones could benefit from new smartphone-centric features in Windows 10.

Three Key Issues To Ponder Before Going ‘All In’ On The Cloud

May 5, 2015 11:38 am | by Padman Ramankutty | Articles | Comments

A look at the three challenges IT organizations must consider and tackle in order to smoothly transition to a hybrid or all-cloud environment.


Google Is Starting Small, Thinking Big With 'Project Fi'

May 5, 2015 9:54 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Google wants the wireless services that connect mobile devices to digital content to be cheaper and more reliable.

Three Ways Improved Visibility Can Help The Manufacturing Ops Leader

May 4, 2015 11:55 am | by Kelly Cabatuan | Articles | Comments

Here are three ways that improved visibility helps you deliver accuracy, efficiency and better profits for your manufacturing team.

Want To Manufacture Intelligent Products? Moving Your ERP To The Cloud Helps

May 1, 2015 11:08 am | by Rob Goldiez | Blogs | Comments

As we seek to take advantage of the huge advancements in manufacturing — automation technology, advanced manufacturing systems, data infrastructure projects and data science — our internal mentality must change to create room for these new opportunities. 

Microsoft Gives Developers A Look At HoloLens

April 30, 2015 12:03 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This week, Microsoft held its Build 2015 developer conference where more details were released about the “holographic computer” HoloLens.

The Most Sophisticated Manufacturing Process In The World

April 30, 2015 11:28 am | by Intel | Videos | Comments

Meet John Breseke, Director of Manufacturing IT at Intel, whose job it is to help design and manage arguably the most automated and sophisticated manufacturing process in the world. 

Microsoft Opens Windows 10 To Apple, Android Apps

April 30, 2015 9:41 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft hopes to get more people using the next version of its Windows software on all kinds of devices by giving them access to many of the same apps they're already using on Apple or Android phones.

Microsoft Makes Its Case For Windows 10

April 29, 2015 9:33 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft figures one way to get people psyched about Windows 10 is to make sure there are plenty of cool features and apps for smartphones and tablets that use the new operating system.

Microsoft To End Windows Server 2003 Support

April 28, 2015 12:22 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | News | Comments

This summer, Microsoft will stop patching Windows Server 2003. Manufacturers that don’t update their software will be putting their customers and company at risk.

BlackBerry's CEO Open To Working With Apple

April 28, 2015 11:49 am | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

BlackBerry CEO John Chen says the company would be willing to make all their software available for any operating system.

Is Your Network Protected? Cyber Crime In The Age Of Information

April 28, 2015 11:37 am | by Kevin Young | Articles | Comments

Mounting threats to cybersecurity are pressuring businesses to evaluate the security of their networks.

What Analysts Are Missing On Cloud Computing Services

April 27, 2015 11:08 am | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Activate co-founder Michael Wolf discusses cloud computing and the success of Amazon’s web business.

4 Reasons Why Regulated Industries Need To Invest In APM

April 27, 2015 11:04 am | by Dan Miklovic | Articles | Comments

Failure to meet regulatory reporting requirements carries a direct impact on profitability that can range from a fine or penalty, to outright invalidation of the product.

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