5 Trending Topics for 2015

2015 is promising to be a big year for IT, and data strategy will take center stage. The advances in Cloud technology will usher in new and exciting ways of doing business. Below is a list of trends to watch out for in 2015. IT confides in the Cloud It is time to eliminate the phrase “this is how we’ve … Read More

The Internet of Things (IoT): Supply Chain Management

The Internet of Things (IoT): Supply Chain Leaders Operating in a Digital World An idea that once seemed more plausible in a Steven Spielberg movie may now be the future of interconnectivity. The Internet of Things (IoT) is expected to offer advanced connectivity of devices, systems, and services that go beyond machine-to-machine communications and usher in automation in nearly all fields. … Read More

5 Key Business Considerations for Cloud Technologies

Most companies are considering the shift to a cloud-centric model for their information systems, most cloud-based solutions come with a wealth of positive impact for your business, however, it is important that you consider some additional issues that will emerge as part of your decision making process.  You may be considering a new sales solution, a new ERP, or a … Read More

3 Keys to a Successful Cloud ERP Implementation

Implementing a new ERP system is going to be painful.  You need to find common ground somewhere in the middle between keeping the existing processes and trying to over-engineer a new way of doing business.  Getting your key stakeholders involved early and ensuring they are well trained will help out tremendously.  But most importantly just take the leap!  You will … Read More

Salesforce1 Lightning Connect

Salesforce.com introduced Salesforce1 Lighting Connect, a new data-integration option billed as the “fastest, easiest” way to view data from any source system from within Salesforce cloud-based applications. Salesforce says Lighting Connect is different from existing integration options in that it supports point-and-click setup, real-time (rather than batch) integration, and access to data from on-premises applications and databases as if it … Read More

Manufacturing Trends Breakdown

Marketing – Manufactures are realizing that existing and future customers have more information than ever available at their fingertips to research, find, and make decisions on brands and products.  The Secret that Breaking Bad Showed Manufacturing Companies About Content Marketing Automation – Your systems and services should make it an intuitvely easy process to find the information needed! Manufacturers will be automating … Read More

Innovation Vertigo

  The First Mover Advantage A new report entitled the Digital Dividend: First-Mover Advantage, by Harvard Business Review (HBR) and its corporate sponsor Verizon, sings the praises of early adoption of technologies like cloud computing as the quickest path to business success. However, in industries like Manufacturing there is still trepidation in adopting new technologies and transforming old business models. The … Read More

The 4 Keys to the Industrial Internet

It’s all about Change, Transitions and Pivots “If you went to bed last night as an industrial company, you’re going to wake up this morning as a software and analytics company” – Jeff Immelt These were the words that kicked of today’s Mind + Machines GE’s Industrial Internet Conference. The four keys to becoming a Digital-Industrial Company: 1. Smart Machines … Read More

4 Reasons to Support Manufacturing Day

Friday October 3rd marks the 3rd annual National Manufacturing Day.  Manufacturing Day is a nationwide celebration designed to expand public knowledge about, and improve the perception of, manufacturing careers and manufacturing’s value to our national and local economies. Here are 4 Reasons why we should be involved and supporting #MFGDAY14.  And for good social measure they are “Built to Tweet!” … Read More

Agility is the New Scale

Transforming an Old Line Manufacturing Company New leaders stepping into leadership roles in old line manufacturing operations have significant challenges they are faced with immediately. Impacts of natural attrition in their skilled labor workforce, antiquated business systems and processes, and figuring out how they can clearly articulate, prioritize, set in motion and execute a transformation strategy to ensure the business … Read More