Next-Generation Firewalls Fend Off New Sophisticated Cyberthreats

By Al Bredenberg

Operating connected systems and networked infrastructure with so-called advanced persistent threats, such as cyber-espionage organizations, always looming has meant the need for advanced firewalls that go deep to find vulnerabilities. [Read More...]

EQMS Destroys the Silos of Traditional Quality Management

By Al Bredenberg

Enterprise quality management systems connect the usually isolated four major functional areas of an organization -- R&D, manufacturing, suppliers, and service -- to provide visibility for managing complex value chains. [Read More...]

Closed-Loop Quality: Not Your Father's Quality Control

By Al Bredenberg

Enterprise-wide quality software, handling centralized data collection, document management, and customer issues, among other functions, is redefining manufacturing quality. [Read More...]

Manufacturers Use Product Traceability to Ward Off Quality Issues

By Al Bredenberg

Technology-enabled product tracking and tracing capabilities are becoming must-haves as supply chains have grown more and more complex. They help protect manufacturers and minimize risk impact. [Read More...]

Next-Gen Financial Analytics Drive Manufacturing Into Profitability

By Al Bredenberg

Data-driven manufacturing is generally being linked with equipment effectiveness, but it can also show a company whether what it is making is making money. It comes down to profit per hour. [Read More...]

Strategic Meter Deployment Powers Shop-Floor Energy Management

By Al Bredenberg

The push in data-driven manufacturing can extend to energy metering. Electricity meters positioned on the shop floor are realizing cost benefits. [Read More...]

Quality/Regulatory Document Management: What You Need to Know

By Paul Leavoy, LNS Research

Organizations operating under stringent regulatory compliance and quality management require air-tight document management solutions. Anything less and companies suffer inefficiencies, redundancies, and ultimately risk to the business. [Read More...]

Successful Software Selection: Do Your Due Diligence

By Al Bredenberg

Small and medium-sized businesses were most satisfied with their software-selection projects when conducted with basic due diligence rather than the kinds of complex analyses often employed by IT departments. [Read More...]

Industrial Energy Management Drills Down to the Core

By Al Bredenberg

Core capital equipment, that is. Industry experts say smart meters and dedicated software provide the fine-grained resolution needed to correlate energy use with particular machinery and product manufacturing and make "direct-cost" adjustments. [Read More...]

AT&T Hops Aboard Next-Generation IT Infrastructure

By Al Bredenberg

AT&T's announcement of a move to cloud-based architecture for its network underscores the emergence of so-called NGI, or next-generation IT infrastructure, which encompasses open-source environments, software-defined networking, and cloud orchestration layers. [Read More...]

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