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Will In-Memory Databases Change Your Business?

Can in-memory database technology, which enables faster processing of software applications such as financials, analytics, and even MRP, transform your business and create new competitive advantages? That’s the expectation raised by applications giant SAP…
Can in-memory database technology, which enables faster processing of software applications such as financials, analytics, and even MRP, transform your business and create new com… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/will-memory-databases-change-your-business/

Is the Cloud Casting a Shadow on IT?

Today, technology is woven directly into the corporate fabric. Network infrastructure and enterprise applications allow us to easily share data, run reports, and ultimately make quicker, more accurate business decisions. We’ve become so dependent upon the…
Today, technology is woven directly into the corporate fabric. Network infrastructure and enterprise applications allow us to easily share data, run reports, and ultimately make q… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/cloud-casting-shadow-it/

SMBs and the Digital Manufacturing Technology Gap

INDIANAPOLIS—There’s little doubt that digital manufacturing tools and technologies have made huge strides over the past 25 years or so. Tools such as Siemens PLM Software’s Tecnomatix products allow manufacturers, from within a single, consistent softwar…
INDIANAPOLIS—There’s little doubt that digital manufacturing tools and technologies have made huge strides over the past 25 years or so. Tools such as Siemens PLM Soft… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/smbs-and-digital-manufacturing-technology-gap/

GM Shuns IT Outsourcing, But How Will It Manage Its Cars?

Recently, Information Week published a fascinating glimpse into the IT department at the world’s second-largest automaker. Under the direction of CIO Randy Mott, GM expects to invert its model of IT management, moving from 90% outsourced work to 90% handl…
Recently, Information Week published a fascinating glimpse into the IT department at the world’s second-largest automaker. Under the direction of CIO Randy Mott, GM exp… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/gm-shuns-it-outsourcing-how-will-it-manage-its-cars/

Dialogue: Refining Data Into Value

Guided by VP Terry Burleson, Nalco Co., a provider of specialty chemicals and services, is charting a new role for itself: pioneering purveyor of advanced data services and apps that give customers unique, actionable insight into their markets and busines…
Guided by VP Terry Burleson, Nalco Co., a provider of specialty chemicals and services, is charting a new role for itself: pioneering purveyor of advanced data services and apps t… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-refining-data-value/

Manufacturers Boost IT Spending But Restrain IT Hiring

Recent reports of slowing manufacturing activity notwithstanding, manufacturers in the US and Canada plan to increase their capital spending on information technology significantly faster than companies in other industries, a recent report finds. But, whi…
Recent reports of slowing manufacturing activity notwithstanding, manufacturers in the US and Canada plan to increase their capital spending on information technology significantl… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-boost-it-spending-restrain-it-hiring/

Will the Cloud Redefine Manufacturing Intelligence?

To compete in today’s complex and fast-paced business environment, manufacturers need to reinforce and share their business-process rigor and operational excellence along the value chain, and seek to create higher degrees of business speed and decision-ma…
New research shows that large manufacturers now recognize that the cloud can help them combine competitive intelligence from across their value chains, factories, and people. B… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/will-cloud-redefine-manufacturing-intelligence/

Dialogue: Justin Kershaw -- Powering Supply Chain Innovation

Eaton Corp.’s latest IT initiatives, led by Justin Kershaw, aim to support a step change in supply chain innovation, infrastructure growth, and manufacturing productivity. Q: What excites you about your leadership role at Eaton? A: Right now, it’s just …
Eaton Corp.’s latest IT initiatives, led by Justin Kershaw, aim to support a step change in supply chain innovation, infrastructure growth, and manufacturing productivity. … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-justin-kershaw-powering-supply-chain-innovation/

The Awful Truth About the Workforce Issue

It's time to get serious about the workforce issue in manufacturing.
It's time to get serious about the workforce issue in manufacturing. This issue has been discussed, dissected, and studied from every angle imaginable for a long period of time… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/awful-truth-about-workforce-issue/

The Robot’s Role in the New Manufacturing Workforce

Most American companies want to make their products in the U.S.A., but for many it just doesn’t make good business sense.
Most American companies want to make their products in the U.S.A., but for many it just doesn’t make good business sense. The lack of tax incentives, the high wages, and the… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/robots-role-new-manufacturing-workforce/

Dialogue: Terry Smith -- Keeping Cool and Remaining Flexible

Midsize military supplier Lion Vallen Industries competes with the big boys by rejecting the status quo and making the right investments. Q. What excites you about your leadership role at Lion Vallen? A: What we do: The LVI mission is to ensure the miss…
Midsize military supplier Lion Vallen Industries competes with the big boys by rejecting the status quo and making the right investments. Q. What excites you about your leaders… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-terry-smith-keeping-cool-and-remaining-flexible/

What Does Your Company Know?

Knowledge is power, but how well are we using it? Most of our software applications focus on collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing data so it can be transformed into usable information. People can use data and information as complements to their …
Knowledge is power, but how well are we using it? Most of our software applications focus on collecting, storing, retrieving, and analyzing data so it can be transformed into usab… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/what-does-your-company-know/

Four IT Forces That Will Change The Way Manufacturers Work

Can a powerful combination of mobility, cloud computing, data analytics, and social business technologies create more collaborative, responsive, and adaptable manufacturing companies?
Can a powerful combination of mobility, cloud computing, data analytics, and social business technologies create more collaborative, responsive, and adaptable manufacturing compan… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/four-it-forces-will-change-way-manufacturers-work/

Applying Manufacturing Technology at the Edge, and in Between

Reading through several of the projects crowned winners of the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, I'm struck by the ways in which the winning companies applied technology to improve business efficiency.
Reading through several of the projects crowned winners of the 2012 Manufacturing Leadership 100 Awards, I'm struck by the ways in which the winning companies applied technology t… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/applying-manufacturing-technology-edge-and-between/

Rethinking the Factory of the Future

Tomorrow's factories will focus on customer fulfillment, workforce engagement, and advanced technologies that speed up decision-making and transform production approaches.
Tomorrow's factories will focus on customer fulfillment, workforce engagement, and advanced technologies that speed up decision-making and transform production approaches. Form… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/rethinking-factory-future/

People Make the Difference: Optimize Your Workforce

Manufacturers are increasingly recognizing the enormous impact that their people can have on efficiency and growth, and are launching initiatives to optimize their workforce. By Pierfrancesco Manenti
Manufacturers are increasingly recognizing the enormous impact that their people can have on efficiency and growth, and are launching initiatives to optimize their workforce. B… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/people-make-difference-optimize-your-workforce/

The Global View: Even Fast Networking Takes Time. But It’s Worth It.

Networking is an important part of any executive career. Although most people agree that sales and marketing careers are built on networking, executives in all roles can benefit from it. Unfortunately, I have found that most manufacturing executives do no…
Networking is an important part of any executive career. Although most people agree that sales and marketing careers are built on networking, executives in all roles can benefit f… http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/global-view-even-fast-networking-takes-time-its-worth-it/

Reinventing Manufacturing: Germany’s Fulfilling Future

Manufacturing helped Germany recover from the last recession faster than any other major industrialized country. Will rising investments drive its manufacturing future?
Manufacturing helped Germany recover from the last recession faster than any other major industrialized country. Will rising investments drive its manufacturing future? A recent … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/reinventing-manufacturing-germanys-fulfilling-future/

Manufacturers Embrace Cloud Computing

Manufacturers are looking at cloud computing as a key driver of IT productivity in the years ahead. That's one of the major findings of new study by IDC Manufacturing Insights on the state of cloud computing in manufacturing. Already, more than 22% of th…
Manufacturers are looking at cloud computing as a key driver of IT productivity in the years ahead. That's one of the major findings of new study by IDC Manufacturing Insights … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/discussion/manufacturers-embrace-cloud-computing/

Apple, Mobility Highlight New York Tech Fest

OK, all of you gadget freaks out there. Listen to this. Last night, I had, like, a really cool "digital experience" at a gathering of some 70 tech companies at a place called the Metropolitan Pavilion on 18th Street in New York City. I, like, attend thes…
OK, all of you gadget freaks out there. Listen to this. Last night, I had, like, a really cool "digital experience" at a gathering of some 70 tech companies at a place called the … http://www.gildevents.gilcommunity.com/blog/apple-mobility-highlight-new-york-tech-fest/

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