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A group of high-tech professionals, located everywhere in the world, working in the High Tech industry, which includes semiconductor, hardware, software, or IT/web industries. High Tech members network online and face-to-face at group events. High Tech group allows anyone who has a connection to the High Tech industry to better interact with other professionals.

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Created: Dec 21, 2010

Blog Posts

What the BREXIT Vote Says About the Individual vs. Society  in High Tech

The British vote to leave the European Union is a reaction to a perceived lack of sovereignty, frustration with the EU's ability to deal with various crises, immigration, and even globalization. At a societal level, it raises questions about the balance between the individual and the group. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Jun 28, 2016
Views: 10905
The “What’s In It For Me” of IoT  in High Tech

Change, change, and more radical change. That’s what’s occurring in the manufacturing industry, especially with the adoption of new technology and the Internet of Things (IoT) as part of Manufacturing 4.0, the next industrial revolution Read More →

Posted by Jill George on Feb 16, 2016
Views: 21019
Learning from Intel’s Chip Design Slip  in High Tech

The news earlier this week that Intel Corp. has encountered a design problem with its newest PC chipset that may require recalls highlights a couple of important points that all manufacturers should keep in mind: - As supply chains become more complex and more global, recalls also become more challenging and more expensive. - Manufacturers need to put in place recall policies and procedures for all of their supply chain partners before trouble presents itself. It’s the only way to limit damage to your brand image and supply chain relationships. Read More →

Posted by Jeff Moad on Feb 03, 2011
Views: 9344
Operational Excellence Achievement Recognized at Honeywell Unit  in High Tech

Honeywell’s Federal Manufacturing & Technologies subsidiary wins the Baldrige Award for operational excellence and quality, but the company’s culture and history is the real winner. Read More →

Posted by David Brousell on Dec 22, 2010
Views: 9494
Dialogue: Ericsson’s Open Voice  in High Tech

Ericsson has been making or servicing telecom equipment since 1876, when 30-year-old Lars Magnus Ericsson started repairing telegraph gear.Today, the $26.3 billion Swedish company is the world’s leading wireless telecom supplier. But rapid industry change is forcing this voice veteran to open up innovation. As mobile companies race to deliver the Web, entertainment, social networks, banking, and social services, Ericsson is building collaborative innovation centers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; the U.S.’ Silicon Valley; and elsewhere, where customers and suppliers help shape Internet products and services. Douglas Gilstrap is Ericsson’s innovation boss. ME Executive Editor Mark Halper recently caught up with him in Shanghai at the World Expo’s Swedish Pavilion, where Sweden had installed a sliding board to transport visitors between floors. “Playfulness leads to creativity,” a guide said. Halper asked Gilstrap about Ericsson’s playfulness, threats from Chinese rivals such as ZTE and Huawei, and embracing Asia, where millions of new subscribers emerge weekly. Read More →

Posted by ML Admin on Nov 20, 2010
Views: 9389
GE CEO Jeff Immelt Looks Inward  in High Tech

Been up so long, it looks like down to me. That summarizes the reflections of a newly inward-looking Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of General Electric, as he talks to BusinessWeek about whether to loosen GE’s tough, top-down leadership style in favor of a more open, networked, and decentralized style. He confesses to “wallowing” in the decision. As he looks at projected flat earnings this year, Immelt has solicited ideas from organizations including Google and China’s Communist Party. Read More →

Posted by ML Admin on Jul 18, 2010
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Opinion: Plant Workers Untethered  in High Tech

In today’s global manufacturing sector, business mobility is not optional. Employees need to travel to exploit emerging markets, understand local demand, and serve global customers with customized products and field services. Mobile workers need ready access to corporate information and the ability to collaborate better with the head office, local offices, and trading partners. At the same time, they must continue executing their daily activities despite being away from their desks. Read More →

Posted by Unknown user on Apr 19, 2010
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Views: 6670
Wireless: Let's Get to Work  in High Tech

A new crew is making its presence felt at many manufacturing companies. The members of this team, trained in the art of information sharing, can best be described as “grey collar workers.” They consist of executives on the road, engineers in the field, and operators on the factory floor. It is where blue collar and white collar unite, and the one commonality is mobility. Read More →

Posted by ML Admin on Oct 02, 2009
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Views: 7835