Information Technology http://www.industryweek.com/taxonomy/term/6651/more en Smart Manufacturing Improves Sustainability Efforts http://www.industryweek.com/systems-integration/smart-manufacturing-improves-sustainability-efforts <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The many ways that smart manufacturing supports sustainable operations.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/systems-integration/smart-manufacturing-improves-sustainability-efforts" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/systems-integration/smart-manufacturing-improves-sustainability-efforts#comments Emerging Technologies Information Technology Systems Integration IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Wed, 27 Apr 2016 13:50:00 +0000 278511 at http://www.industryweek.com HANNOVER MESSE: Microsoft, Otis Partner to Make Elevators Smarter http://www.industryweek.com/digital-tools/hannover-messe-microsoft-otis-partner-make-elevators-smarter <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Otis Elevator president Philippe Delpech: “This is not the usual digital announcement. The data we collect and analyze will give us a totally different perspective of the industry.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/digital-tools/hannover-messe-microsoft-otis-partner-make-elevators-smarter" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/digital-tools/hannover-messe-microsoft-otis-partner-make-elevators-smarter#comments Companies & Executives Digital Tools Information Technology Leadership Technology Hannover Messe 2016 The Latest Sun, 24 Apr 2016 11:26:00 +0000 278161 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Elisha Otis first showed off his early elevators in 1853. Now, Otis president Philippe Delpech, inset top, and the company are working with Microsoft and its CEO, Satya Nadella, to connect more than 2 million elevators around the world to make the system smarter.</p> Otis Elevator Company; inset: Steve Minter (2) How to Get Started on Your Journey to the Factory of the Future http://www.industryweek.com/technology/how-get-started-your-journey-factory-future <div class="field-byline"> Larry Korak, Industry &amp; Solution Strategy Director, Infor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div><p>So far in our Factory of the Future series, we have discussed definitions, characteristics, and benefits of modernizing your manufacturing plant. In this last part, we provide important steps for getting started.</p></div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/how-get-started-your-journey-factory-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/how-get-started-your-journey-factory-future#comments Automation Emerging Technologies Information Technology Technology IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:27:00 +0000 277871 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Becoming a Factory of the Future is a process that often involves multiple phases, outside expertise, investments, and top-level commitment.</p> Oli Scarff/Getty Images Benefits of Becoming a Factory of the Future http://www.industryweek.com/technology/benefits-becoming-factory-future <div class="field-byline"> Larry Korak, Industry &amp; Solution Strategy Director, Infor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>In Part 3 of The Factory of the Future, a look at the benefits that will accrue to manufacturers who are ready to embrace IoT, robotics and other new technologies.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/benefits-becoming-factory-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/benefits-becoming-factory-future#comments Automation Customer Relationships Emerging Technologies Information Technology Technology Wed, 20 Apr 2016 19:03:00 +0000 277861 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Among a wealth of benefits, the changes comprising the Factory of the Future must result in revenue gained and reduction in spending or waste.</p> Oli Scarff/Getty Images Common Characteristics of the Factory of the Future http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/common-characteristics-factory-future <div class="field-byline"> Larry Korak, Industry &amp; Solution Strategy Director, Infor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>10 characteristics that manufacturers ready to embrace the Fourth Industrial Revolution share.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/common-characteristics-factory-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/corporate-culture/common-characteristics-factory-future#comments Automation Corporate Culture Emerging Technologies Information Technology Innovation Technology IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:35:00 +0000 277851 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>To remain competitive and profitable in a global economy, manufacturers must meet the heightened pressures to continually increase productivity, automate processes and operate with lean processes and minimal waste.</p> Oli Scarff/Getty Images Preparing for the Factory of the Future http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/preparing-factory-future <div class="field-byline"> Larry Korak, Industry &amp; Solution Strategy Director, Infor </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Part one of a four-part series examining the definition of the Factory of the Future, common characteristics, benefits and how to get started.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/preparing-factory-future" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/preparing-factory-future#comments Automation Emerging Technologies Information Technology Robotics Operations Technology IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Wed, 20 Apr 2016 18:06:00 +0000 277821 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>The Factory of the Future is the product of fast-changing disruptive technologies hitting manufacturing like a cyclone.</p> Oli Scarff/Getty Images The Fourth Industrial Revolution: Challenges for Enterprises and their Stakeholders http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/fourth-industrial-revolution-challenges-enterprises-and-their-stakeholders <div class="field-byline"> Ankit Jamwal, Director, Information Services Group (ISG) </div> <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Manufacturers that want to retain their competitive advantage in the Fourth Industrial Revolution will increase production flexibility, automate logistics and deploy smart machines and smart products along the manufacturing value chain. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/fourth-industrial-revolution-challenges-enterprises-and-their-stakeholders" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/emerging-technologies/fourth-industrial-revolution-challenges-enterprises-and-their-stakeholders#comments Emerging Technologies Research & Development Information Technology Robotics Technology Workforce IoT and the Digitization of Manufacturing The Latest Mon, 18 Apr 2016 17:30:00 +0000 276491 at http://www.industryweek.com <p>Some manufacturers are beginning to recruit &ldquo;Industrial Data Scientists&rdquo; to conduct advanced data analytics, program robots and improve processes. Mastering this skill transformation will be an important survival tactic. &nbsp;</p> Microsoft, Apple Dig in for Long Data-Privacy Fight http://www.industryweek.com/technology/microsoft-apple-dig-long-data-privacy-fight <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>The companies’ legal cases have added some momentum to their cause, with the tech industry’s push against government intrusion looking like it will continue for the foreseeable future.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/microsoft-apple-dig-long-data-privacy-fight" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/microsoft-apple-dig-long-data-privacy-fight#comments Companies & Executives Information Technology Leadership Technology The Latest Fri, 15 Apr 2016 13:42:00 +0000 276361 at http://www.industryweek.com Justin Sullivan, Getty Images US Could Force Tech Companies Help Break Encryption http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-could-force-tech-companies-help-break-encryption <div class="node-body article-body"><div></div>Senator Diane Feinstein: “No entity or individual is above the law. We need strong encryption to protect personal data, but we also need to know when terrorists are plotting to kill Americans.”</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-could-force-tech-companies-help-break-encryption" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://www.industryweek.com/technology/us-could-force-tech-companies-help-break-encryption#comments Information Technology Technology The Latest Thu, 14 Apr 2016 14:33:00 +0000 276271 at http://www.industryweek.com Chip Somodevilla, Getty Images The Tactical and Strategic Business Case For ERP In The Cloud http://www.industryweek.com/webinar/cloud-erp <div class="field-deck"> An IndustryWeek-hosted webinar, sponsored by Epicor </div> <div class="field-image-promo"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image_promo" width="595" height="335" alt="" src="http://www.industryweek.com/site-files/industryweek.com/files/CloudPromo.gif?1460814197" /> </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">Thursday, May 19, 2016 - <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">Beyond the need for fully integrated enterprise management software or ERP, companies must consider implementing ERP in the cloud. The business case is strong, and can support both operational realities and strategic directions of manufacturers of all sizes. 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