Information Technology en Verizon Purchases Internet Pioneer AOL for $4.4 Billion <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Years after splitting from Time Warner, AOL finally finds a partner after failed mergers with Yahoo and other online giants.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Information Technology Global Economy The Latest Tue, 12 May 2015 13:11:00 +0000 167071 at Brian Ach, Getty Images Jabil Prepares for Manufacturing Shift to the 'Intelligent Factory' <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturers will face in the next 5 years a period of the &ldquo;most transformative, most disruptive&rdquo; change in recent memory, Bill Muir, the chief operating officer of Jabil Inc., told attendees at the Best Plants Conference in Charlotte. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Automation Companies & Executives Information Technology Leadership Manufacturing Leader of the Week Supply Chain The Latest Mon, 11 May 2015 18:00:00 +0000 167001 at <p> <style type="text/css">.pquote { background: url("") no-repeat!important; color: #000000; font-style: italic; margin: 10px; padding: 10px 1px 1px 50px; font-size: 24px; } .article-image .image-description p { margin: 0; font-size: 16px; line-height: 1.9; } .image-description { background: #F8F8F8; font-size: 11px; padding: 5px 5px 3px; color: #000; font-weight: normal;!important; } .pcaption { padding-left: 20px; padding-right: 20px; font-size: 12px; line-height: 1.9; padding-bottom: 2px; } </style> </p> <blockquote class="pquote"> <p>We continue to see manufacturing shifting more and more to an integrated ecosystem....&quot;</p> <p><em>&nbsp;- Bill Muir</em></p> </blockquote> <hr /> <p><strong>Title:</strong> Chief Operating Officer<br /> <strong>Company: </strong>Jabil<br /> <strong>Prior Position</strong>: Regional President for Asia, responsible for Jabil&rsquo;s operations and business development efforts in China, India, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore and Japan.</p> <hr /> <p><em>The <strong>IndustryWeek <a href="" target="_blank">Manufacturing Leader of the Week</a></strong> highlights the manufacturing leaders, executives and stars who are driving growth in today&#39;s industry and helping to shape the future of manufacturing.</em></p> <hr /> NSA Asked German Counterpart to Spy on Siemens <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>According to a new report, the NSA suspected Siemens of supplying communications technology to a Russian secret service and asked BND to spy on the company.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Information Technology Regulations The Latest Mon, 11 May 2015 13:35:00 +0000 166931 at George Frey, Getty Images The Three Sins of ERP in Manufacturing <div class="field-byline"> Paul Henderson, Senior Vice President, QAD Asia Pacific </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>With more than 35 years&rsquo; experience deploying ERP solutions for manufacturers of automotive parts, medical devices, pharmaceuticals, food and beverage products and other consumer goods, we have developed approaches specifically tailored to manufacturing. When we see disappointing results or outright implementation disasters, we frequently attribute it to &ldquo;the three sins of ERP in manufacturing.&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Information Technology Systems Integration Technology Thu, 30 Apr 2015 17:34:00 +0000 166151 at Microsoft Woos App Developers with Windows 10 Pitch <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The Washington tech giant wants to become a bigger player in the mobile industry and plans to have its new operating system running on a billion devices by 2018.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Information Technology The Latest Thu, 30 Apr 2015 14:36:00 +0000 166021 at Stephen Lam, Getty Images Google's Search Changes Could Spark a Mobile Revolution <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The tech giant altered its search algorithm this week, but some experts remain uncertain about the changes that will bring.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Emerging Technologies Information Technology Operations The Latest Fri, 24 Apr 2015 15:53:00 +0000 165571 at Mark Wilson, Getty Images Microsoft Aims to Fuel Manufacturing's Digital Transformation <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>What does it mean for manufacturers to have unlimited computing power? Sanjay Ravi, managing director, Worldwide Discrete Manufacturing at Microsoft<a href=""> (IW500/16)</a>, says manufacturers will not simply be using big data to become more efficient but to transform themselves into connected businesses that can offer customers a whole new range of services.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Companies & Executives Growth Strategies Information Technology Robotics Systems Integration Operations Technology The Latest Tue, 21 Apr 2015 20:11:00 +0000 165261 at <p>KUKA&#39;s Intelligent Industrial Work Assistant, built with Microsoft IoT services, is a lightweight robot designed to show how robots and humans can work safely in close proximity.</p> Phones, Phishing and Practical CyberSecurity: Lessons from 2015 Data Breach Investigation Report <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Verizon's 2015 DBIR sheds new light on the nature and cost of cyber-attacks and identifies a few things every manufacturer can do to prevent most threats. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Information Technology Technology The Latest Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:17:00 +0000 164841 at Industry 4.0 Offers Wonders and Plenty of Wondering <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>Industry 4.0 (or call it smart manufacturing, the Internet of Things, or a variety of other terms) is the most discussed topic at this year&rsquo;s Hannover Messe industry fair in Germany. And the question many are asking at this huge exhibition of the latest manufacturing technology is the title of our recent article by Travis Hessman, &ldquo;Are You Ready for the Next Industrial Revolution?&rdquo;</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Education / Training Information Technology Robotics Operations Technology The Latest Wed, 15 Apr 2015 11:08:00 +0000 164831 at S&OP: A Journey from Chaos to Prosperity <div class="field-deck"> An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Demand Solutions </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="" /> </div> <fieldset class="fieldgroup group-webinar-details"><legend>Webinar Details</legend> <div class="field-webinar-date"> <span>Date &amp; Time:&nbsp;</span> <span class="date-display-single">Tuesday, May 12, 2015 - <span class="date-display-start">14:00</span><span class="date-display-separator"> - </span><span class="date-display-end">15:00</span></span> </div> <div class="field-time-description"> 1 hour </div> <div class="field-webinar-type"> <span>Event Type:&nbsp;</span> Live Webinar </div> <div class="field-webinar-cost"> <span>Cost:&nbsp;</span> Free </div> </fieldset> <div class="node-body webinar-body">Join us on May 12 as Sales & Operations Planning veteran Bill Whiteside shares his experiences working to help dozens of companies launch and manage their S&OP processes. You will walk away with a list of insights and ideas for how to start -- or transform -- an S&OP process at your company.</div><fieldset class="fieldgroup group-registration-form"><legend>Registration Form</legend> <div class="field-accela"> </div> <div class="field-accela-form-length"> <span>Embedded Form Length:&nbsp;</span> 1050pixels </div> </fieldset> <div class="field-display-promo-image"> <span>Display Promo Image:&nbsp;</span> No </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Planning & Forecasting Information Technology Software & Systems Strategic Planning & Execution Systems Integration Webinars Wed, 15 Apr 2015 10:00:00 +0000 164671 at