Here's a deeper look into the top trending stories in manufacturing today based on reader feedback. A look at BYOD in manufacturing and an Iowa plant drops its horse-slaughter plan. Below these stories, check out links to other related security news and features at Manufacturing Business Technology.
Manufacturing Business Technology recently talked to Mike Lanciloti, vice president of product management and marketing for Spectralink. The company specializes in purpose-built devices, which are specifically designed to take on the challenges of the healthcare, retail and manufacturing industries. Lanciloti discusses some of the potential problems with BYOD and how purpose-built devices can solve those issues. Read more here.
Commenter TechGuy 1313 says, "Thanks for doing this Q&A with Mike. I feel like in Manufacturing, like many industries, there are a lot of cases where BYOD seems like more of a headache than a positive thing. The only issue is that the demand (and the unauthorized personal use) for BYOD is growing and will become more demanded especially as younger people enter the workforce with their array of devices. There seems to be a solution in the planning and implementation of policy.
"Might I share with you what I think is a neat video about the potential issues with BYOD and how to prepare your policy to deal with these issues. The video is called "Navigating through BYOD" and is not only educational about the research-supported suggestions – but also features pirates."
Check out all the latest videos on Manufacturing Business Technology here.
ALBUQURQUE, New Mexico (AP) -- An Iowa company is dropping plans to slaughter horses in the wake of a federal judge's ruling that temporarily banned the practice as part of a lawsuit filed by animal welfare groups, a company executive said Tuesday.
Responsible Transportation, which owns a slaughterhouse in Sigourney, Iowa, was among two companies that had secured federal permits for horse slaughter. But the Iowa company's president, Keaton Walker, told The Associated Press that his firm the company cannot afford to wait for more court deliberations and will turn its focus to cattle. Read more here.
Commenter BMC Retired poses some questions about horse-slaughter plants and why they're even needed:
"Is there some vehicle available that allows people to buy some of these animals for recreational purposes? I read or saw a televised report about a program that allows prisoners in the southwestern states to saddle break these horses and prepare them for sale to the general public. I don't know what kind of market there is for this or what the cost is. Does anyone have information about this??"
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