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The Business Value Marketplace

The move from Plan, Build, Run IT operations to a Demand Supply IT - organization, is not a strategic move; it represents the complete commoditization and consumerization of IT. Beyond instituting an ERP system specific to running IT, there exists one mor…
The move from Plan, Build, Run IT operations to a Demand Supply IT organization, is not a strategic move; it represents the complete commoditization and consumerization of IT. Bey… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/business-value-marketplace/

The Great Transformation - The Era of Demand Supply IT Begins

The Enterprise IT organization is about to transform, into a services organization. Not by its choice, but because the business is forcing its hand. Business units are engaging cloud services with or without IT’s involvement. The decision making power …
The Enterprise IT organization is about to transform, into a services organization.  Not by its choice, but because the business is forcing its hand.  Business units are… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/great-transformation-era-demand-supply-it-begins/

Microsoft Buys Yammer, and Manufacturers Should Take Notice

Microsoft's agreement yesterday to buy the four-year-old social networking software maker Yammer for $1.2 billion has turned up the spotlight on the idea of the social enterprise--a force that is coming your way faster than you may think. The idea of the…
Microsoft's agreement yesterday to buy the four-year-old social networking software maker Yammer for $1.2 billion has turned up the spotlight on the idea of the social enterprise-… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/microsoft-buys-yammer-and-manufacturers-should-take-notice/

Reflections on Facebook: Is Privacy the Next Big Thing?

I'm often asked to give people an idea of what's ahead, what's around the corner, so to speak, based on my understanding of the key social, economic, business, and technology trends shaping our industry. The stock answer is usually some combination of fa…
I'm often asked to give people an idea of what's ahead, what's around the corner, so to speak, based on my understanding of the key social, economic, business, and technology tren… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/reflections-facebook-privacy-next-big-thing/

Cyber-Security: How to Prevent ‘Digital Assassination’

When manufacturers think about cyber-security, they often, almost reflexively think about areas of the business such as control systems, enterprise applications, and intellectual property in general. That's good because as more and more things get connect…
When manufacturers think about cyber-security, they often, almost reflexively think about areas of the business such as control systems, enterprise applications, and intellectual … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/cyber-security-how-prevent-digital-assassination/

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/

Can You Afford to Make Dumb Products?

Our cars are getting smarter. In a recent article in MIT's Technology Review , Ford engineers talked about expanding the definition of the car, and "empowering the vehicle." New technology lies at the heart of this transformation. Some cars can already dr…
Our cars are getting smarter. In a recent article in MIT's Technology Review, Ford engineers talked about expanding the definition of the car, and "empowering the vehicle." N… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/discussion/can-you-afford-make-dumb-products/

The Rise of Two-Tier ERP

A recent blog posting at www.business2community.com points out that cloud-based ERP use is accelerating faster than research firm Gartner had predicted it would. Most of this growth is in the small- to-medium-business (SMB) segment – companies with fewer …
A recent blog posting at www.business2community.com points out that cloud-based ERP use is accelerating faster than research firm Gartner had predicted it would. Most of this grow… http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/rise-two-tier-erp/

Additive Manufacturing: Can It Bring Manufacturing Home?

Sometimes a new technology comes along, or reaches a critical stage of maturity, and then rapidly transforms an entire industry. The jet engine. The mobile phone. The electric car. There’s a long list. Additive manufacturing – a production technique usi…
Sometimes a new technology comes along, or reaches a critical stage of maturity, and then rapidly transforms an entire industry. The jet engine. The mobile phone. The electric … http://wsww.manufacturing-executive.com/blog/additive-manufacturing-can-it-bring-manufacturing-home/

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