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GM To Offer Android, Apple Systems In Many 2016 Models

May 27, 2015 4:07 pm | by Tom Krisher, AP Auto Writer | News | Comments

Nearly every major automaker will begin offering CarPlay or Android Auto by 2016.

Personal Info Of 104K Taxpayers Stolen From IRS Website

May 27, 2015 9:41 am | by Stephen Ohlemacher, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The IRS said it is notifying taxpayers whose information was accessed.

Realizing Greater Cost Efficiencies: Q&A With Julie Driscoll And Rick Burke

May 22, 2015 2:05 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Find out more about how cost management software solutions can improve operations.

Seven Tips For A Successful Enterprise Software Implementation

May 18, 2015 3:16 pm | by Sameer Bhatia | News | Comments

Here are tips to help your enterprise software implementation be a success.

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Microsoft Makes Its Case For Windows 10

April 29, 2015 2:53 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft figures one way to get people psyched about Windows 10 is to make sure there are plenty of cool features and apps for smartphones and tablets that use the new operating system.

RS Components: Profile And Q&A With A Leading Distributor

April 23, 2015 10:00 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Supply Chain Solution Architect Matthew Ling asserts, “It is this willingness to engage with new techniques and adapt our internal culture to suit a multi-channel approach that sets us apart in our industry.”

Industrial Internet Software Is Helping Solve Pakistan's Electricity Shortage

April 13, 2015 3:02 pm | by Abeer Masood, GE Reports | News | Comments

Lack of power is one of Pakistan’s burning needs. Electricity consumption is growing by close to 8 percent, and peak power demand exceeds supply by more than 4 gigawatts (GW), a massive amount.

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Does Your Current ERP System Cost More Than it Delivers?

March 30, 2015 10:10 am | by Bob McKee | News | Comments

Experts suggest that the time to make a change is when you need more than your system can offer. You shouldn’t wait until the system fails you to replace it.

Girls & Tech: Efforts To Encourage Young Women Into Programming

March 23, 2015 3:17 pm | by ABC News | News | Comments

ABC’s Lana Zak investigates the efforts being made to get more girls into technology fields.

Tag Heuer To Make Smartwatches With Google And Intel

March 20, 2015 3:10 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tag Heuer's version is expected to be ready at the end of the year. The companies did not say what it will look like or how much it will cost, but watches from the luxury timepiece maker typically cost $1,000 and up.                   

Scientist Uses America’s Fastest Supercomputer To Crack The Secret Of Ice

March 17, 2015 9:56 am | by GE Report | News | Comments

GE scientists have been experimenting with ice for more than six decades, but never on the scale of Dr. Masada’s work.                     

ERP Technology For Small Manufacturers: Q&A With Dave Lechleitner

February 26, 2015 3:24 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor, Manufacturing.net | Articles | Comments

Small manufactures in the U.S. struggling to keep operations domestic have a secret weapon—ERP technology. Dave Lechleitner, the Principal of Product Marketing at Exact Online, offered insight on increased efficiency, safety, off-shoring and the future of smaller scale manufacturers in the U.S.

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AZ House OKs Apple Data Center Credits, Exemptions

February 24, 2015 9:12 pm | by Ryan Van Velzer, The Associated Press | News | Comments

The Arizona Legislature wants to help Apple Inc. by extending renewable energy tax credits and exemptions to cover the 1.3-million-square-foot data center it plans to open in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa. The House approved a bill Tuesday that expands a $5 million sales tax credit...

Apple Invests $1.9B In Data Hubs

February 23, 2015 7:13 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Apple says it's investing 1.7 billion euros ($1.92 billion) in data centers in Denmark and Ireland that will be powered by renewable energy, its largest such project in Europe to date. The hubs will power Apple Inc.'s online services, including iTunes Store, App Store, iMessage, Maps and Siri...

Thought Leaders: Making e-Commerce Work For Manufacturers

February 19, 2015 3:30 pm | by Manufacturing.net | Videos | Comments

In the last five to ten years, the use of online ordering — via a desk top or mobile device — has skyrocketed in the industrial MRO space. But it’s not always as easy as simply hopping on a website and tracking down a very specific product. Speed, compliance, and spend management are all significant factors in this...

Did NSA Plant Spyware In Computers Shipped Abroad?

February 17, 2015 6:30 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Did the National Security Agency plant spyware deep in the hard drives of thousands of computers used by foreign governments, banks and other targets under surveillance abroad? A new report from Russian cybersecurity firm Kaspersky Lab said its researchers identified malicious programs or worms...

Manufacturing Group Backs Overseas Email Privacy Bill

February 13, 2015 12:42 pm | by Andy Szal, Real Time Digital Reporter, Manufacturing.net | News | Comments

A national manufacturing group is calling for congressional passage of an overseas email privacy bill, arguing it would help protect American business relationships abroad. "At a time when manufacturing in the United States is launching a comeback, our industry cannot afford to lose business outside...

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Are You A Hack Waiting To Happen?

February 13, 2015 9:29 am | by Barbara Ortutay, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Are you a hack waiting to happen? Your boss wants to find out. High-profile hacks have companies on the defensive, trying to prevent becoming the next Sony Pictures or Anthem. And data shows phishing emails are more and more common as entry points for hackers — unwittingly clicking on...

Greater R&D Tax Credit Opportunities For Manufacturers

February 11, 2015 4:52 pm | by Chris Bard and Chai Hoang, BDO USA | News | Comments

The Research and Development (R&D) tax credit has been extended retroactively for expenses paid or incurred during 2014, creating many new opportunities for manufacturers. The most recent IRS data shows that manufacturing companies claimed nearly $6 billion in federal R&D credits...

Samsung: Smart TV Could Be Picking Up Everything You Say

February 10, 2015 2:47 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | News | Comments

Samsung’s privacy policy for their smart TV includes some disturbing fine print—that the TV’s voice command technology could be collecting anything it hears you say, and passing that information on to the third party responsible for transcribing voice commands. The policy warns customers to refrain from discussing private or...

New Agency Designed To Fight Cyber Threats

February 10, 2015 1:48 pm | by Jon Minnick, Associate Editor, Manufacturing Business Technology | Blogs | Comments

Today, the White House will announce the creation of a new agency named the Cyber Threat Intelligence Integration Center (CTIIC) — which will be tasked with thwarting cyberattacks by sharing intelligence across other agencies in the event of a crisis. According to a report from The Verge, the idea behind the new agency is to apply...

Health Care Records Make Fertile Field For Cyber Crime

February 9, 2015 10:24 am | by Tom Murphy, Brandon Bailey, AP Business Writers | News | Comments

Those seemingly harmless medical forms everyone fills out before seeing a doctor can lead to identity theft if they get into the wrong hands. Names, birthdates and — more importantly — Social Security numbers can help hackers open fake credit lines, file false tax returns and create false medical records. And health care businesses...

Report: Automakers Fail To Fully Protect Against Hacking

February 8, 2015 7:29 pm | by Joan Lowy, The Associated Press | News | Comments

A Senate report says automakers are cramming cars with wireless technology, but they have failed to adequately protect against the real possibility that hackers could use those potential entry points to take control of vehicles or steal personal data. Sen. Edward Markey asked automakers a series...

MillerCoors Engineer Offers Advice On Asset Management, Skills Gap

February 6, 2015 2:19 pm | by Jeff Reinke, Editorial Director | Articles | Comments

For 31 years Wes Dean has been supporting production, maintenance, IT and warehouse operations – the majority of that time being spent in the Coors and MillerCoors family. He currently serves as the Senior Asset Care Systems Engineer for MillerCoors where he provides technical leadership for assets and material management...

What Is At Stake In The Anthem Insurance Hack?

February 6, 2015 9:37 am | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

Earlier this week, health insurer Anthem had around 80 million personal records stolen in a disastrous hack. It does not appear that medical information was hacked, but other valuable personal information like Social Security numbers, names, and addresses of Anthem customers has been compromised.  Investigators are now trying to pinpoint...

Making City Streets Smarter, More Efficient

February 5, 2015 10:21 am | by GE Reports | Articles | Comments

It’s the afternoon rush hour just outside central London and the traffic is nose to tail. Drivers here have come to expect the sight of taillights as far as they can see. One section of road, a stretch of the A3 close to Heathrow Airport, has been named Britain’s most congested road and has holdups totaling 91 hours during the afternoon rush each...

FCC Chairman Proposes Regulating Internet Like Phone Service

February 4, 2015 3:19 pm | by Anne Flaherty, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Declaring that the Internet must not be taken over by big business interests, a top U.S. regulator on Wednesday proposed dramatically expanding the government's power to oversee Internet service providers and establishing new rules that would prohibit companies from blocking or slowing data. Federal Communications Commission Chairman...

Survey: Americans Do Not Recognize The Threat Of Cyberattacks

February 4, 2015 2:56 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Videos | Comments

According to a SurveyMonkey report from last week, people are less concerned about cyber attacks right now than they were a few years ago, despite the fact that high-profile cybersecurity breaches are happening more often. Why are people so passive about cyber threats? SurveyMonkey CEO Dave Goldberg posits that perhaps people...

Apple Turning Closed AZ Facility Into Data Center

February 2, 2015 3:25 pm | by Bob Christie, The Associated Press | News | Comments

Tech giant Apple said Monday it will invest $2 billion over 10 years to open a data center in the Phoenix suburb of Mesa that will be the company's fifth in the U.S. and serve as a control facility for the other four. The announcement comes four months after an earlier Apple plan for the 1.3...

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