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QAD Reaches for the Cloud

The road to progress with every new generation of technology is paved with two things – a leap of faith and a lot of stamina. So it was with mainframes to minicomputers, from minis to personal computers, from PCs to client-server computing, and so it is n…
The road to progress with every new generation of technology is paved with two things – a leap of faith and a lot of stamina. So it was with mainframes to minicomputers, from mini… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/qad-reaches-cloud/

The IoT: Where Should Privacy Lines Be Drawn?

In the 1990 sci-fi classic “Total Recall” directed by Paul Verhoeven, the lead character, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, must remove an implanted tracking device from his head (actually through his nose!) before he can reclaim his memories and save the …
In the 1990 sci-fi classic “Total Recall” directed by Paul Verhoeven, the lead character, played by Arnold Schwarzenegger, must remove an implanted tracking device from his head (… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/iot-where-should-privacy-lines-be-drawn/

CAD in the Cloud? Sorry, It’s Not Happening

Now that many manufacturers are finally embracing cloud enablement of a wider range of systems and data—including salesforce automation, HR, procurement, even ERP—can a migration of core product data and CAD applications to the cloud be far behind? Yes, …
Popular Discussions Now that many manufacturers are finally embracing cloud enablement of a wider range of systems and data—including salesforce automation, HR, procuremen… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/cad-cloud-sorry-its-not-happening/

Ten Technology Trends That Will Change the World in 10 Years

For years, humans have had to adapt to technology. Remember that old VCR that continuously flashed the time of 12:00 and which we never bothered to re-set? We just adapted to it. Now, it’s coming full circle. Not only will technology adapt to humans in t…
For years, humans have had to adapt to technology. Remember that old VCR that continuously flashed the time of 12:00 and  which we never bothered to re-set? We just adapted t… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/ten-technology-trends-will-change-world-10-years/

The Promise of the Industrial Internet

Instrumented, intelligent machines, coupled with advanced, predictive analytics and mobile and cloud-based technologies are poised to bring new levels of efficiency to a wide range of industrial environments, driving a surge in productivity that will be c…
Instrumented, intelligent machines, coupled with advanced, predictive analytics and mobile and cloud-based technologies are poised to bring new levels of efficiency to a wide rang… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/promise-industrial-internet/

Will the Cloud Redefine Manufacturing Intelligence?

To compete in today’s complex and fast-paced business environment, manufacturers need to reinforce and share their business-process rigor and operational excellence along the value chain, and seek to create higher degrees of business speed and decision-ma…
New research shows that large manufacturers now recognize that the cloud can help them combine competitive intelligence from across their value chains, factories, and people. B… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/will-cloud-redefine-manufacturing-intelligence/

Is the Cloud a Wise Choice in Developing Countries?

Even manufacturers that are embracing public cloud-based ERP and MES applications are thinking twice before rolling out the technology in some global locations. Why? The unpredictability of basic infrastructure such as electricity and Internet access stil…
Even manufacturers that are embracing public cloud-based ERP and MES applications are thinking twice before rolling out the technology in some global locations. Why? The unpredict… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/cloud-wise-choice-developing-countries/

Staking a Claim on Innovation Leadership

Can a company that has pursued a strategy based on acquisitions, efficiency, and sales-driven customer retention flip a switch and suddenly start competing successfully as an industry innovator? I found myself pondering this question after spending a coup…
Can a company that has pursued a strategy based on acquisitions, efficiency, and sales-driven customer retention flip a switch and suddenly start competing successfully as an indu… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/staking-claim-innovation-leadership/

Oracle vs. salesforce.com: When Worlds Collide

To hear Marc Benioff, the co-founder and CEO of salesforce.com tell it, Oracle cancelled his planned keynote address at its annual OpenWorld customer and partner conference last night because of a negative comment he made on Facebook about Oracle CEO Larr…
To hear Marc Benioff, the co-founder and CEO of salesforce.com tell it, Oracle cancelled his planned keynote address at its annual OpenWorld customer and partner conference last n… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/oracle-vs-salesforcecom-when-worlds-collide/

Manufacturers Embrace Cloud Computing

Manufacturers are looking at cloud computing as a key driver of IT productivity in the years ahead. That's one of the major findings of new study by IDC Manufacturing Insights on the state of cloud computing in manufacturing. Already, more than 22% of th…
Manufacturers are looking at cloud computing as a key driver of IT productivity in the years ahead. That's one of the major findings of new study by IDC Manufacturing Insights … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/manufacturers-embrace-cloud-computing/

Can MRP Pioneer Tempt Manufacturers With A Social Cloud?

There are still plenty of skeptics out there, but the push behind new manufacturing cloud applications is certainly strengthening up these days. Latest onto the scene is MRP pioneer Sandra Kurtzig, one of Silicon Valley’s first female software entrepreneu…
There are still plenty of skeptics out there, but the push behind new manufacturing cloud applications is certainly strengthening up these days. Latest onto the scene is MRP pi… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/can-mrp-pioneer-tempt-manufacturers-social-cloud/

Apple, Mobility Highlight New York Tech Fest

OK, all of you gadget freaks out there. Listen to this. Last night, I had, like, a really cool "digital experience" at a gathering of some 70 tech companies at a place called the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street in New York City. I, like, attend thes…
OK, all of you gadget freaks out there. Listen to this. Last night, I had, like, a really cool "digital experience" at a gathering of some 70 tech companies at a place called the … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/apple-mobility-highlight-new-york-tech-fest/

Automotive Assets on Managing Automation

Below are some assets on the Managing Automation site that might be of interest to anyone within Automotive:
Below are some assets on the Managing Automation site that might be of interest to anyone within Automotive: Automating Change Management Responsibly - Live Webcast Event 6/8 @… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/automotive-assets-managing-automation/

ERP in the Cloud: Microsoft Finally Makes its Move

At its annual Convergence conference this week, Microsoft is reportedly telling customers that the next major release of its Dynamics ERP products will be available as cloud-based services running on the company's Azure cloud infrastructure. The obvious q…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/erp-cloud-microsoft-finally-makes-its-move/

High Tech: The Rise of SaaS and the Cloud

Supply chain technology is going to the cloud—yet the forecast is anything but gray. Cloud-based multi-tenant solutions help companies achieve better execution, visibility, cost savings, and collaboration with trading partners across the supply chain. Rem…
Supply chain technology is going to the cloud—yet the forecast is anything but gray. Cloud-based multi-tenant solutions help companies achieve better execution, visibility, … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/high-tech-rise-saas-and-cloud/

Managing Industrial Assets from the Cloud

Toyota and Microsoft this week unveiled a new, $11.7 million joint venture that will connect the car maker's coming electric and hybrid vehicles to a variety of applications using Microsoft's Azure cloud services.
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/managing-industrial-assets-cloud/

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