So many innovators and pioneers go unrecognized and even uncompensated. Some even slip through the cracks amongst the engineering community.
All I know is that bottlenecks and bad attitudes exist everywhere. Whether it’s on an automotive production line or over bins of lettuce and banana peppers, there is always an opportunity to succeed just as much as there is one to fail. Do you know which members of your team are choosing which outcome for your business? If not, you may want to take a fresh look before you find out the hard way.
Cloud computing has become more widely adopted and complex, mobile devices of all types now populate the workplace, and companies continue to work to leverage technology to meet their ever-changing business needs. But there’s a downside -- namely new and increasing security threats and vulnerabilities. However, while many businesses recognize the value of protecting themselves from potentially disastrous security incidents, they fall short in their attempts to do so.
The U.S. food safety budget has remained a contentious issue in 2012 for both regulatory agencies as well as food companies.
So-called “geek culture” is becoming mainstream, slowly but surely, but there's still too much resistance if we want to inspire swaths of young engineers.
I was intrigued by the results of a recent report put out by The Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) and Lopez Research on how B2B marketers were utilizing social media. Essentially, the survey cited a community very much aware of the positive effects of web-specific strategies for growth, but not yet investing significant resources in these tools.
Whether it's a made-for-TV band from the 60s or your favorite widget supplier, what makes something the best?
Back in the early sixties, when I got out of high school, there were a lot of good “family wage jobs.” What happened to them?
Johnson and Johnson is becoming notorious for a long string of recalls and poor production practices, which leaves me wondering: How have they managed to avoid any genuine outcry?
As cogs, we pride ourselves upon how our hard work betters the machine. We hope to stand out in the company, so when the time comes available for advancement, be it by recommendation, brute force, or somewhere in between, we are recognized by our current company… or a competitor that’s willing to pay a little more for our services. Even then, the thought of poaching is fleeting as most of us must be proactive if we seek forward advancement.
Over the next several months, food manufacturers should prepare for retailers to make changes to requirements regarding food safety. Though most large food processors likely have adequate food safety mechanisms in place, providing thoroughly detailed documentation to customers may prove the biggest challenge. For processors behind the curve, the increased liability placed on retailers will amplify pressure to secure food protection mechanisms.
The 2012 Consumer Electronics Show stands as a testament to the innovators and product designers behind some of the most forward-looking devices.
Tablet ownership is at an all-time-high — thanks to Apple — and now the company wants to make our education iPad based. Where does it end?
Though it may feel like Google is peaking in your window, we have to realize that they are already standing in the house, except, we let them in.
Last January, President Obama signed the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA), the largest overhaul of the U.S. food safety system in decades. As the FDA moves forward, it is important for the food industry to be aware of the agency’s progress, assistance that will be provided to companies, and the challenges that face both the regulators and the companies affected by the new law.
It’s difficult to pass up a good deal. Like moths to a flame, consumers flock to clearance racks, scour thrift stores and dig through rummage sales. There’s no doubt that refurbishment has the potential to become even more popular in 2012. The benefits of refurbished equipment can stretch far beyond cost savings, providing manufacturers with a solution that offers many perks and presents few drawbacks.
John Boyd was the ultimate individualist. He was a natural leader that had little patience with people who disagreed with him. He was blunt, direct and a super-nonconformist. He got into a lot of trouble because he was a “doer.” He was always saved from the bureaucracy, because he was always right. He was fanatical in his work habits and often worked all night. It was known as his “To Be or To Do” speech.
It’s too complicated. It’s expensive. It takes too long for people to understand. The standard excuses for avoiding ERP are falling apart.
We’re so determined to change the game… why? Well, because the rules are slippery and it seems some of the players can roll the dice as many times as they want.
As businesses look toward 2012, many are developing ambitious plans in order to achieve their growth and profit goals. In conversations with many organizations, I hear of four themes that are included in many of these plans. First, while globalization has been going on for quite a few years, many firms are planning to elevate activity levels. They know that most of the growth in their markets will take place in countries like China and India.