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Is your company achieving breakthrough results by leveraging trending information technologies such as big data and advanced analytics, mobility, and social networking? If so, you can receive global recognition as an IT leader by submitting a CIO Impact A…
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Cybersecurity: Just Another Business Issue?

Cybersecurity has become established as an on-going business issue for manufacturing companies. This may come as no surprise given the increased frequency and notoriety of cyber attacks on businesses and other organizations. But, even though executives at…
Cybersecurity has become established as an on-going business issue for manufacturing companies. This may come as no surprise given the increased frequency and notoriety of cyber a… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/cybersecurity-just-another-business-issue/

Tapping into a Culture of Innovation

What good is a manufacturing renaissance if it doesn’t produce lots of jobs for unskilled or semi-skilled workers? That’s the backlash reaction we so often hear following reports that U.S. manufacturing activity continues to rise. It is certainly true …
What good is a manufacturing renaissance if it doesn’t produce lots of jobs for unskilled or semi-skilled workers? That’s the backlash reaction we so often hear following repor… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/tapping-culture-innovation/

The Business Value Marketplace

The move from Plan, Build, Run IT operations to a Demand Supply IT - organization, is not a strategic move; it represents the complete commoditization and consumerization of IT. Beyond instituting an ERP system specific to running IT, there exists one mor…
The move from Plan, Build, Run IT operations to a Demand Supply IT organization, is not a strategic move; it represents the complete commoditization and consumerization of IT. Bey… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/business-value-marketplace/

Microsoft Buys Yammer, and Manufacturers Should Take Notice

Microsoft's agreement yesterday to buy the four-year-old social networking software maker Yammer for $1.2 billion has turned up the spotlight on the idea of the social enterprise--a force that is coming your way faster than you may think. The idea of the…
Microsoft's agreement yesterday to buy the four-year-old social networking software maker Yammer for $1.2 billion has turned up the spotlight on the idea of the social enterprise-… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/microsoft-buys-yammer-and-manufacturers-should-take-notice/

Reflections on Facebook: Is Privacy the Next Big Thing?

I'm often asked to give people an idea of what's ahead, what's around the corner, so to speak, based on my understanding of the key social, economic, business, and technology trends shaping our industry. The stock answer is usually some combination of fa…
I'm often asked to give people an idea of what's ahead, what's around the corner, so to speak, based on my understanding of the key social, economic, business, and technology tren… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/reflections-facebook-privacy-next-big-thing/

Staking a Claim on Innovation Leadership

Can a company that has pursued a strategy based on acquisitions, efficiency, and sales-driven customer retention flip a switch and suddenly start competing successfully as an industry innovator? I found myself pondering this question after spending a coup…
Can a company that has pursued a strategy based on acquisitions, efficiency, and sales-driven customer retention flip a switch and suddenly start competing successfully as an indu… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/staking-claim-innovation-leadership/

Innovation at the Core

For several years now, I’ve noticed a disconnect of sorts between manufacturers and the companies that provide the ERP and other software suites on which most businesses run. Increasingly, the software vendors like to talk about the innovations they are b…
For several years now, I’ve noticed a disconnect of sorts between manufacturers and the companies that provide the ERP and other software suites on which most businesses run… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/innovation-core/

Can Social Media Shame Manufacturers into Sustainability?

In a recent blog I traced the evolution of free speech, which, in centuries past, actually cost a lot to deliver. Only with the emergence of the Internet and social media has free speech become truly free.
In a recent blog I traced the evolution of free speech, which, in centuries past, actually cost a lot to deliver. Only with the emergence of the Internet and social media has… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/can-social-media-shame-manufacturers-sustainability/

Social Media: Young Workers Expect On-the-Job Access

How important are social media, work time/place flexibility, and smartphone and other personal device usage to the new workforce entering your business? Very important, if a new study commissioned by Cisco Systems is to be believed.
How important are social media, work time/place flexibility, and smartphone and other personal device usage to the new workforce entering your business? Very important, if a new s… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-media-young-workers-expect-job-access/

Social Technologies On Manufacturing’s Front Line

Manufacturing executives from around the world are among the winners of a new Management 2.0 Challenge which recognizes achievement in using social media technologies to help make management more adaptable, innovative, inspiring, and accountable.
Manufacturing executives from around the world are among the winners of a new Management 2.0 Challenge which recognizes achievement in using social media technologies to help make… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-technologies-manufacturings-front-line/

The Global View: Hunting Snipe and Understanding Career Choices

Many of us have experienced a snipe hunt. As children, usually camping with a group like Indian Guides or Cub Scouts, our parents would tell us that there were snipe to be caught. Each child would be given a large sack, like a burlap bag. Then the parent …
Many of us have experienced a snipe hunt. As children, usually camping with a group like Indian Guides or Cub Scouts, our parents would tell us that there were snipe to be caught.… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-hunting-snipe-and-understanding-career-choices/

Social Networking to Enable the Tweeting Prius

Automotive manufacturers apparently see social media and mobile applications as platforms that can be used not just to enhance traditional marketing methods but as vehicles for rolling out a new range of information-based services that will deepen their r…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-networking-enable-tweeting-prius/

Consumers Look to Each Other for Product Quality, Safety Info

Consumers in the US are much more concerned with the safety and healthiness of the food and household products they buy than they were five years ago. In fact, a majority of consumers would be willing to pay more for food and household products that come …
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/consumers-look-each-other-product-quality-safety-info/

Using Mobile Devices and Social Networking to Connect with End Customers

Manufacturing organizations can't afford to ignore or resist the use of technologies such as social networks and emerging mobile devices such as iPads and iPad-like devices, advised Hologic Inc. CIO David Rudzinsky at the Manufacturing Leadership Summit. …
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/using-mobile-devices-and-social-networking-connect-end-custo/

Social Collaboration for the Enterprise: SAP Takes a Step Forward

SAP this week took a step forward in merging the world of enterprise systems and social media, announcing plans to integrate its 14-month-old Stream-work social collaboration tool with all of its enterprise applications. The move, however, raises a questi…
Related Articles Article 1 Article 2 Article 3 Stay in Touch               Not a Council Member? Click HERE to find out more about the Manufacturing Leadership … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/social-collaboration-enterprise-sap-takes-step-forward/

The Customer's Imperative

Now that the worst of the global recession seems to have passed, what will be the top business initiative for manufacturing companies over the next couple of years?
Now that the worst of the global recession seems to have passed, what will be the top business initiative for manufacturing companies over the next couple of years? If you gues… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/customers-imperative/

The Customer Imperative

Now that the worst of the global recession seems to have passed, what will be the top business initiative for manufacturing companies over the next couple of years?
Now that the worst of the global recession seems to have passed, what will be the top business initiative for manufacturing companies over the next couple of years? If you gues… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/customer-imperative/

Next Stop PLM: Is MES Taking Over The Enterprise?

For years the main focus of MES has been upward integration through an ERP to the higher levels of an enterprise, allowing essential plant floor production information to be analyzed, packaged and exchanged with decision makers and finance execs to help r…
For years the main focus of MES has been upward integration through an ERP to the higher levels of an enterprise, allowing essential plant floor production information to be analy… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/next-stop-plm-mes-taking-over-enterprise/

ERP Upgrades: Who Needs Them?

I speak to a surprisingly large number of manufacturing executives who tell me that their companies have decided to curtail spending on current ERP systems. Many companies seem more than happy to stick with the ERP software release that they are currently…
I speak to a surprisingly large number of manufacturing executives who tell me that their companies have decided to curtail spending on current ERP systems. Many companies seem mo… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/erp-upgrades-who-needs-them/

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