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GE Appoints Four New Officers

November 21, 2014 9:52 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

GE announced today the appointment of four new Company officers. GE has 196 officers globally who lead large revenue-generating businesses or are in critical technology or functional roles, helping to drive growth. Harel Kodesh, 56, has been named...

Cisco CEO Critical Of Net Neutrality

November 17, 2014 2:09 pm | by CNN Money | Videos | Comments

Cisco CEO John Chambers says regulation of Internet service providers could hinder development...

SAP To Pay Oracle $359M To End Legal Battle

November 14, 2014 1:35 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Business software maker SAP is paying rival Oracle $359 million to settle a bitter battle over...

5 Unexpected Ways Businesses Can Use Smartphones To Drive Profit

November 14, 2014 9:40 am | by Kirill Storch | Articles | Comments

While businesses already leverage smartphones for communication, companies are only now...

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The IoT Uplink: 70% Of Cyber Attacks Start Internally

November 12, 2014 5:40 pm | by Eric Sorensen, Coordinator of Multimedia Development | Videos | Comments

Did you know that the secure perimeter of your enterprise network can still be penetrated, leaving your company vulnerable to hacking? In this episode of The IoT Uplink, we explore Fog Computing, security within a network’s infrastructure, and the open source...

Smart Home Tech No Longer Just A Luxury

November 12, 2014 4:33 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Initiatives like the Quirky + GE partnership between GE and the collaborative invention company Quirky are making  smart light bulbs, air conditioners and home monitors more affordable for any homeowner or renter. Today, Quirky + GE launched Wink.com, a place where...

75% Of Surveyed Adults Fearful Of Cyber Attacks

November 12, 2014 10:14 am | by Honeywell Process Solutions | News | Comments

Three quarters of surveyed adults (75 percent) across 10 countries say they are fearful that cyber hackers are carrying out attacks on major industries and sectors of the economy in their countries, according to the results of a study announced today by Honeywell Process...

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Pros & Cons Of Mobile-Payment Systems

November 11, 2014 11:41 am | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Wireless? Bar codes? What's the best way to pay with your phone? Apple Pay, Google Wallet and a few other services use a wireless technology called near-field communication, or NFC. With Apple Pay, the phone unlocks automatically when you hold it near the NFC...

Obama Inflames Divisive Debate On 'Net Neutrality'

November 11, 2014 10:41 am | by Michael Liedtke, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Let's say President Barack Obama gets his way and high-speed Internet service providers are governed by the same U.S. regulations imposed on telephone companies 80 years ago. Depending on whom you listen to, the rules could unleash future innovation and...

Digi-Key Expands Portfolio Of EDA Software Tools

November 10, 2014 1:50 pm | by Digi-Key Corporation | News | Comments

Digi-Key Corporation, the industry leader in electronic component selection, availability, and delivery, today announced an expanded, comprehensive suite of EDA tools.  The new and updated software options enable design engineers to streamline the entire (PCB) design process – from prototype to...

LNS Research Releases MES Toolkit For Manufacturers

November 7, 2014 11:41 am | News | Comments

LNS Research has assembled a free Manufacturing Execution System (MES) toolkit for manufacturers who are considering implementing an MES system. Next-generation MES systems help manufacturers maintain a competitive edge and execute production effectively, but are sometimes...

HeathCare.gov Gets Cybersecurity Upgrade

November 6, 2014 11:19 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Officials say HealthCare.gov has gotten cybersecurity upgrades ahead of a Nov. 15 start for the second open enrollment season under President Barack Obama's health care law. Andy Slavitt, overseeing the complex technology, says the facility that hosts HealthCare.gov is now certified to meet the...

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NSA Director: U.S. Intelligence Depends On Silicon Valley

November 5, 2014 10:32 am | by Martha Mendoza, AP National Writer | News | Comments

U.S. intelligence depends on Silicon Valley innovation for technologies that strengthen the Internet and staff to provide national cybersecurity, National Security Agency director Mike Rogers told Stanford University professors and students Monday. While the federal government is never going to match...

Big Data Connects Environment And Economics

November 4, 2014 9:32 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

From space, Norfolk Southern’s 20,000-mile rail system resembles a neural network and it increasingly works like one, too. The railroad has rolled out a big data system called Movement Planner, which helps intelligently direct the hundreds of trains that ply its rails through 22 states...

Manufacturing Technology Trends Shaping The Industry

November 3, 2014 9:53 am | by Christina Chatfield | Articles | Comments

One of the most impressive changes in manufacturing is the renewed awareness of government officials and economists that manufacturing is the real engine behind a robust economy. President Obama has commissioned and funded various manufacturing hubs around the country to focus on...

Microsoft Unveils Fitness Gadget

October 30, 2014 1:14 pm | by Anick Jesdanun, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Microsoft is releasing a $199 fitness band that also checks your email and even pay for coffee as the software company seeks to challenge Apple and others in the still-infant market for wearable devices. The Microsoft Band will work with the company's new Microsoft Health system for consolidating health and fitness data...

AI Is Summoning Demons

October 30, 2014 9:24 am | by Melisa Fassbender, Editor, Product Design & Development | Blogs | Comments

Elon Musk, one of the most talked about names in the tech world, is warning us that we should be careful with artificial intelligence (AI) – as it might summon “the demon.” Musk expressed these concerns in a recent interview at the AeroAStro Centennial Symposium, further describing AI as the biggest existential...

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New Software Helps Hold Ships Steady In Heavy Seas

October 30, 2014 9:14 am | by GE Reports | News | Comments

One of the many characters in Melville’s Moby Dick is Bulkington, an intrepid sailor for whom “land seemed scorching to his feet” and who on a “shivering winter’s night” thrust the mighty ship Pequod’s “vindictive bows into the cold malicious waves,” as it set out on its fatal whale hunting expedition. Bulkington would be right at...

Softbank Ready To Splash $10B On India Investments

October 28, 2014 1:35 pm | by Yuri Kageyama, AP Business Writer | News | Comments

Japanese telecommunications company Softbank Corp. said Tuesday it bought stakes in two Indian technology companies and could splash $10 billion on investments in the country over the next decade. Softbank, which sells the iPhone in Japan, is investing $627 million and becoming the biggest...

GE Intelligent Platforms User Summit Begins

October 27, 2014 10:27 am | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Today marks the start of GE’s Intelligent Platforms User Summit: Making the Industrial Internet Real at the Wyndham Grand Orlando Resort Bonnet Creek in Orlando, Oct. 27-30, 2014. This sold-out event features more than 50 presentations from GE’s global customer base and will be headlined by GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt...

6 Ways To Manage Product Complexity

October 27, 2014 10:14 am | by Columbus | Articles | Comments

One of the biggest challenges discrete manufacturing companies face is the increasing complexity of the product, whether this is due to technological change, market forces or the need to customize the product to meet demanding customer requirements. It is essential to capture these...

Google Aims To Revamp Email

October 24, 2014 12:54 pm | by CBS News | Videos | Comments

Engineers at Google believe email is outdated and has not evolved to reflect our changing needs. Now Google is trying to make email more efficient with a new app called "Inbox." CBS News investigates the push to revamp email...   

Digital Transformation & Tomorrow’s eBusiness Strategy For Manufacturers

October 24, 2014 12:36 pm | by Bridget Bergin, Associate Editor | Articles | Comments

I sat down for an enlightening conversation about eCommerce and the changing channels of business with Brian Strojny, the Co-founder and Director of Insite Software. Insite Software is the Minneapolis-based company behind InsiteCommerce, a B2B eCommerce platform for manufacturing, distribution, and...

Gulfstream Jets Get Smarter

October 23, 2014 1:42 pm | by GE Reports | News | Comments

Large passenger jets are pretty much all alike, but each private jet is different in its own way. “We now make it a bit easier for customers to stand out,” says Vic Bonneau, president of GE Aviation’s Electrical Power Business. Bonneau and his team have decided to...

IoT In Unlikely Places Can Smarten Your Life

October 22, 2014 5:17 pm | by The Associated Press | Videos | Comments

As more and more Bluetooth-enabled devices are reaching consumers, developers are busy connecting them together as part of the Internet of Things. Approximately 3 billion Bluetooth-enabled units are expected to ship this year alone... 

Weaving The Digital Thread Across Industrial Value Chains

October 22, 2014 5:07 pm | by LNS Research | News | Comments

Across manufacturing industries today, pressures on cost, supplier networks complexity, regulatory requirements, and customer demands continue to grow, rendering the operational status quo ineffective. To address these pressures, manufacturers need to...

Apple Issues Security Warning For iCloud

October 22, 2014 1:35 pm | by Brandon Bailey, AP Technology Writer | News | Comments

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China."We're aware of intermittent organized network...

Staples Investigating Possible Data Breach

October 21, 2014 4:46 pm | by The Associated Press | News | Comments

Staples is looking into a potential credit card data breach and has been in touch with law enforcement officials about the issue. The office supplies retailer said Tuesday that if it turns up any data discrepancies during its investigation, customers won't be responsible for fraudulent activity on their...

A Cultural Shift Comes To Microsoft

October 21, 2014 1:46 pm | by USA Today | Videos | Comments

Satya Nadella says he was wrong to use his own personal experience to answer the question of whether woman should ask for raises. Nadella addresses questions about obstacles to Microsoft's goals and how he will bring about a cultural change...

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