As high-tech innovations continue to advance at a break-neck pace, it’s important that IT embraces new technologies and trends just as fast. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in particular has a lot to gain.
Even as manufacturers scramble to claim every last tick of incremental improvements, there are still enormous pockets of inefficiencies hidden all around them. To find them, they need to take a deep dive into big data.
Supercomputer will help deliver customized treatment options for cancer patients.
System will scan medical journals, new studies and clinical records and correlate those with a patient's genetic mutations.
While the basics for manufacturing industry success are a constant— minimize costs, maximize flexibility, and keep your systems current—it’s increasingly important to be able to adapt to rapid shifts in business and technology.
"Smarter cities, cars, homes, machines and consumer devices will drive the growth of the Internet of Things along with the infrastructure that goes with them, unleashing a wave of new possibilities for data gathering, predictive analytics...
"When we see implementation projects getting off track, it's usually because the customer has lost a clear direction of how their business really works," explains Rick Veague, chief technology officer at ERP provider, IFS North America.
"We knew from day-one that our ERP system had to be cloud-based... We knew that our factory would only ever be as good as its weakest link. A room full of servers and IT people and equipment we don't know how to work standing in our way...