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Using Big Data From The IoT To Predict Machine Failure

December 19, 2014 10:52 am | by Aurimas Adomavicius | Articles | Comments

Interpreting Big Data in manufacturing is a highly complex process that involves an interconnected fleet of data producing machines, overwhelming amounts of data, transformation of data for digestion, interpretation and automation of strategic decisions to maximize uptime and profitability.

Blackberry CEO Talks New Smartphone, Winning Back Customers

December 19, 2014 10:34 am | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Blackberry once dominated the smartphone market, but now the company is fighting to regain...

Ford Introduces Sync 3

December 17, 2014 1:38 pm | by Bloomberg Business | Videos | Comments

Ford CTO Raj Nair discusses the company’s innovation strategy and roll out of the new 2015 F-150...

3 Tips For Mid-Market Companies Seeking To Implement Big Data

December 12, 2014 11:21 am | by Kevin Beasley, CIO at VAI | Articles | Comments

By following larger corporations’ lead, mid-market companies can leverage their existing big...

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Ford Revamps Sync Infotainment System

December 12, 2014 9:49 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Seven years after its introduction, Ford is revamping its Sync touch screen system to be faster and easier to use.                                       

Insite Software And inRiver Announce Strategic Partnership

December 11, 2014 9:36 am | by Insite Software & inRiver | News | Comments

Insite Software and inRiver have announced a partnership to seamlessly integrate the power of Product Information Management and e-Commerce to optimize operations and improve the user experience throughout the product marketing and sales lifecycle.

Manufacturers Need An ERP As Unique As Their Business

December 10, 2014 12:11 pm | by Ranga Bodla | Articles | Comments

No two companies are alike, and their ERP systems shouldn't be either. Manufacturing has uniquely complex processes and workflows that require functionality a vanilla ERP application can't provide. While some ERP vendors might suggest that it's best to conform to their ERP application's practices, in fact, the ERP software should be adaptable to the customer.

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DOM Systems Automates And Optimizes Multi-Channel Inventories

December 9, 2014 10:21 am | by Softeon | Product Releases | Comments

Many companies continue to operate with dedicated inventories by channel, usually leading to higher than necessary total inventory levels and/or lost sales in some channels when channel inventories are depleted.

Emails: Jobs Determined To Keep iPod Apple-Only

December 3, 2014 11:01 am | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Legendary Apple CEO Steve Jobs had seven words for a subordinate when he learned that a rival company was about to introduce a program that would let music fans buy songs anywhere and play them on Apple's iPod devices.         

Open-Architecture Key Management Solution

December 3, 2014 10:21 am | by Barcoding, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Barcoding, Inc., a leader in enterprise-wide mobility solutions, is now offering an open-architecture Key Management Solution to provide users with greater flexibility and customization options for issuing and collecting keys more quickly and efficiently.

Connecting Devices – Wirelessly

December 3, 2014 10:16 am | by Anybus | Product Releases | Comments

Depending on architectural needs, the Anybus Wireless Bridges can be used for point-to-point cable replacement as well as for connecting several wireless nodes.

PowerUp App For iOS

December 3, 2014 9:23 am | by Devbridge Group | Product Releases | Comments

Devbridge Group has unveiled PowerUp, a project management app for the iPhone that provides the company’s clients with  key, up-to-the-minute insights on projects’ financial status, team member activities and time sheet details. It also enables communication with fellow project participants with a single tap.

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Home Is Where The Smart Is

November 21, 2014 12:07 pm | by Steve Chalgren | Articles | Comments

Smart appliances and integrated products depend not only on ideation and generation but also component innovation — better, faster, lighter, and connected are the new rules of the game. Manufacturers who take the lead in developing these products need a way to be as smart as the homes they are helping to build.

Future-Proof Secure Hardware Root Of Trust Technology For IoT Applications

November 21, 2014 9:42 am | by Elliptic Technologies | Product Releases | Comments

Elliptic Technologies, a leading provider of embedded security solutions for the connected world, today unveiled tRoot, its future-proof secure hardware root of trust technology targeting the increasing security challenges in the Internet of Things (IoT).

Tmax Link OEM UL 891 Switchboard Program

November 21, 2014 9:38 am | by ABB | Product Releases | Comments

ABB’s Tmax Link OEM UL 891 Switchboard Program enables original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) to assemble a UL 891-compliant electrical distribution switchboard by properly fabricating parts to mount ABB Tmax molded case circuit breakers (MCCBs).

Apriso 9.7 Now Available

November 21, 2014 9:33 am | by Dassault Systèmes | Product Releases | Comments

Apriso 9.7 is now available from Dassault Systèmes, with enriched integration to the company’s digital manufacturing applications.

Mobile Capabilities Added To FactoryTalk VantagePoint

November 21, 2014 9:21 am | by Rockwell Automation | Product Releases | Comments

Manufacturers now have the freedom to use any digital device to easily access optimized performance metrics and data analytics from plant floors and machines, thanks to new capabilities embedded in the FactoryTalk VantagePoint EMI v6.0 software from Rockwell Automation.

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Mobile Phones To Get Handy Upgrade

November 20, 2014 12:46 pm | by Reuters | Videos | Comments

Computer Scientists at the University of Washington are developing a radar-like system that will allow users to control their wireless devices with hand gestures. The system uses the reflection of radio waves to track hand movements and translate them into commands.

Cloud Computing Cited As Competitive Advantage Over Rivals

November 20, 2014 10:18 am | by Netsuite | News | Comments

NetSuite Inc. has announced the results of a study titled, ‘Disrupt, Collapse, Transform: The Role of the Cloud in Industry Transformation’, sponsored by NetSuite and conducted by global industry analyst firm Frost & Sullivan.     

PTC Systems Engineering Solution

November 20, 2014 10:12 am | by PTC | Product Releases | Comments

PTC has announced the PTC Systems Engineering Solution, purpose-built to help organizations reduce risk and accelerate innovation in an increasingly smart, connected world.

Intel-Based Edge Computing Solution For Core Networks

November 20, 2014 10:07 am | by ADLINK Technology | Product Releases | Comments

ADLINK Technology has introduces a new rugged, outdoor edge computing solution (codename: Hercules), the latest result of its technological collaboration with Intel.

Cisco CEO Critical Of Net Neutrality

November 17, 2014 12:40 pm | by CNNMoney | Videos | Comments

Cisco CEO John Chambers says regulation of Internet service providers could hinder development and growth.                                         

AT&T Drops 'Super Cookies'

November 17, 2014 9:41 am | by Jack Gillum, Associated Press | News | Comments

AT&T Mobility, the nation's second-largest cellular provider, says it's no longer attaching hidden Internet tracking codes to data transmitted from its users' smartphones. The practice made it nearly impossible to shield its subscribers' identities online.

Integrated Hybrid Cloud Solution

November 17, 2014 9:16 am | by Nimbix | Product Releases | Comments

Taking its leadership in cloud-based High-Performance Computing (HPC) applications even higher, Nimbix has introduced the extension of JARVICE to support hybrid cloud implementations. 

5 Unexpected Ways Businesses Can Use Smartphones To Drive Profit

November 14, 2014 9:37 am | by Kirill Storch | Articles | Comments

While businesses already leverage smartphones for communication, companies are only now understanding the power of intra-company smartphone APPs as a mission-critical Mobile Process Improvement (MPI) asset that can actually drive productivity, enhance competitiveness and maximize revenue.

SAP And Oracle To End Bitter Legal Battle

November 14, 2014 9:18 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over the theft of copyrighted instruction manuals and other technical information.                       

Remote Monitoring And Control With Netbiter

November 13, 2014 9:58 am | by HMS Industrial Networks | Product Releases | Comments

The Netbiter Remote Management solution from HMS Industrial Networks now allows automation devices using EtherNet/IP to be monitored and controlled via the web. 

New Business Applications For IoT

November 13, 2014 9:50 am | by SAP SE | Product Releases | Comments

SAP SE has announced three new SAP solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT), including the SAP Predictive Maintenance and Service solution, SAP Connected Logistics software and the SAP Manufacturing Execution application. 

Workforce Management Scores Big With Gamification

November 13, 2014 9:45 am | by Kronos | Product Releases | Comments

By introducing concepts of game design and game thinking into the world of workforce management, Kronos has announced an innovative new leaderboard feature within its Workforce Central suite designed to reward and recognize employees, managers, and teams for positive job performance.

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