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Advice For Moving To Omnichannel Commerce

July 28, 2014 1:31 pm | by Ranga Bodla | Articles | Comments

Manufacturers will modernize their B2B infrastructures to support many-to-many connections and integration between IT systems. Thanks to the advent of cloud-based computing, B2B commerce applications don't require the purchase of additional hardware or software, or need full time IT staffers to deploy and manage it.

28 Years Of Windows In 60 Seconds

July 24, 2014 1:12 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

A look back at Microsoft's Windows operating system from 1985 to today.      ...

5 Places You May Have Hidden Paper On Your Shop Floor

July 22, 2014 12:44 pm | by Greg Goodwin | Articles | Comments

If you’re currently planning on implementing a Manufacturing Execution System or other...

Manufacturing Calculator Launched To Show Immediate Value In Reducing Costs, Improving Efficiencies

July 22, 2014 12:13 pm | by Aptean | Product Releases | Comments

Aptean has launched a free online cost savings calculator to help manufacturers visualize the...

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Free Enterprise File Synchronization And Sharing For Content Management Customers

July 22, 2014 12:00 pm | by OpenText | Product Releases | Comments

OpenText has announced free enterprise file sharing and synchronization for OpenText Content Suite 10.5, a single information governance backbone for the enterprise.

IaaS: Delivering Enterprise-Level Support To Manufacturers

July 21, 2014 12:24 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

As manufacturers look to secure a competitive advantage in their specific markets, implementing a virtual infrastructure is often a step in the right direction.                         

Cutting Downtime And Improving Production Control With Detailed OEE Data

July 17, 2014 1:01 pm | by Gary McNiel | Articles | Comments

With new, granular manufacturing intelligence, one cosmetics manufacturer can easily evaluate line deficiencies and identify needed improvements — giving management the knowledge and confidence they need to keep pace with their demanding industry.

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Apple-IBM Deal Weighs On BlackBerry Shares

July 17, 2014 9:15 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

BlackBerry shares dropped Wednesday after details emerged of a partnership between two of the world's biggest technology companies — Apple and IBM — aimed at business customers.                     

Apttus Announces X-Author For Excel

July 14, 2014 4:41 pm | by Apttus | Product Releases | Comments

This solution allows Salesforce users to use the Excel UI for many of their Salesforce tasks, enabling simple and quick contributions to revenue and business critical information across the company.

Blackphone: The Smartphone With More Security

July 11, 2014 12:03 pm | by USA TODAY | Videos | Comments

The Blackphone offers a higher level of privacy than other smartphones. CEO Toby Weir-Jones explains some of the security-conscious features.                               

When Shopping For An ERP Solution, Beware The Empty Promise

July 11, 2014 10:51 am | by Timothy D. Garcia
 | Articles | Comments

Bad software is not the primary reason ERP systems, in general, have earned a bad industry reputation. Rather, trouble usually arises because of the tricks, empty promises and false guarantees made as an ERP vendor’s sales representative works to close a deal.

Purchase Order Management Must Go Way Beyond Simply Tracking Purchase Orders

July 9, 2014 12:01 pm | by Pat Garrehy | Articles | Comments

Successful manufacturers need to keep track of inventory from the moment it's ordered from the supplier to the moment it is delivered to their customer.                            

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How 'ERP-Like' Solutions Can Drive Profitability

July 7, 2014 12:36 pm | by Steve Leavitt | Articles | Comments

Forget everything you’ve heard about business software. Today, solutions exist that provide similar functionalities found in ERP, but without the startling price tag and complexity.                   

Improve Supply Chain Visibility With Integrated Storefront E-Commerce, Shipping And EDI

June 30, 2014 11:51 am | by Exact | News | Comments

Exact has joined forces with Logicbroker to give customers greater visibility into their extended supply chain through integrated storefront e-commerce, shipping and electronic data interchange (EDI).               

Drones Take Off At PegaWORLD 2014

June 30, 2014 9:47 am | by Pegasystems | News | Comments

Pegasystems’ annual user conference featured a flying quad copter to demonstrating how Pega can interact with devices to orchestrate people, data and things to achieve successful outcomes.                 

Tier 1 Chrysler Supplier KTPO Creates Intelligent Production

June 27, 2014 11:28 am | by Anna Wells, Executive Editor | Articles | Comments

The Internet of Things is not a futuristic technology; it’s here today.                                                   

Blurring The Lines Between Manufacturing And Retail

June 25, 2014 12:19 pm | by Chuck Fuerst | Articles | Comments

Here's a look at three ways a warehouse management system (WMS) can pave the way to success in a multi-channel marketplace.                                     

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Bringing Business Intelligence To Manufacturers’ Product Profitability

June 25, 2014 9:53 am | by aPriori | Product Releases | Comments

aPriori, a provider of enterprise product cost management software solutions, has announced the general availability of Cost Insight, a new business intelligence capability that delivers timely and actionable product cost and profitability data to engineering, manufacturing and sourcing managers and executives. 

New eBook Debunks Cloud Computing Myths

June 24, 2014 1:18 pm | by InfinitiyQS | News | Comments

In the eBook, InfinityQS experts combat cloud computing fiction with fact, and encourage quality and IT professionals to consider cloud-based tools as a solution for enabling supply chain-wide quality, efficiency and productivity.     

4 Manufacturing Software Applications That Support Operational Agility

June 24, 2014 12:57 pm | by Greg Goodwin, LNS Research | Articles | Comments

When it comes to increased agility, it’s hard to argue there’s such a thing as too fast, and even small improvements in the ability to quickly ramp production up or down can translate to significant long-term bottom-line gains.       

Hands On With The New Amazon Fire Phone

June 19, 2014 12:08 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

The cool features in Amazon's new Fire smartphone are a 3D display and Firefly, which uses the phone's camera to scan items, making purchasing a whole lot easier.                         

Bezos: Amazon Phone Offers 'Something Different'

June 19, 2014 9:53 am | by Ryan Nakashima and Anick Jesdanun, Associated Press | News | Comments

There are two ways to view the smartphone Amazon introduced to the world on Wednesday: It's either the latest in a long line of phones with fancy new features that some people will never use or a magic wand for shopaholics.       

Opening A Window To Linux Virtual Server Hosting

June 18, 2014 12:33 pm | by Adam Stern | Articles | Comments

In the belief that simpler is better, small and midsize manufacturers are increasingly turning to Linux virtual server hosting. But in order for manufacturers to determine if this type of hosting is the appropriate solution for their specific needs, it’s necessary to understand how it works.

Amazon About To Jump Into Smartphones

June 18, 2014 9:40 am | by Mae Anderson and Ryan Nakashima, AP Retail Writer | News | Comments

Amazon, a company of seemingly boundless ambition, appears to be venturing into yet another market: smartphones.                                       

Taking Action From Analytics

June 17, 2014 1:32 pm | by Pradeep Amladi | Articles | Comments

Practical advice for using data analytics to make smarter manufacturing decisions and add value.                                            

Improving In-the-field Maintenance With Mobile Devices

June 17, 2014 12:46 pm | by Jeffrey Dalto | Blogs | Comments

Mobile can help manufacturers by getting information to the person who needs it, allowing and improving communications over distances, and helping to ensure and track compliance. And that’s just for starters.           

Online Secrets Revealed With Insecure Public Wi-Fi

June 16, 2014 12:22 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Stalker is a tool created by security researchers to show companies and individuals all the information they share when they connect to insecure public Wi-Fi.                          

New Cloud-based Manufacturing System For Enterprises

June 13, 2014 3:24 pm | by KeyedIn Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

KeyedIn Solutions has announced the launch of its new KeyedIn Manufacturing — Enterprise Edition Cloud solution that enables a smooth, step-by-step evolution of critical business processes to the Cloud and maximizes efficient business management to meet the needs of large enterprise manufacturers.

Turning An Art Form Into A Science At GSI Technologies

June 13, 2014 10:44 am | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

GSI Technologies is an intelligent printing partner for industrial graphic products and printed electronics that made serious changes in software and processes in order to transform itself into something even better.         

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