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Debunking Cloud Myths: Total Cost of Ownership

  • Jim Shepherd
  • June 29, 2016
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Without understanding true costs and overlooked opportunity costs, manufacturers only have a narrow TCO view.… Read More

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Debunking Cloud Myths: Security and Reliability

  • Jim Shepherd
  • May 23, 2016
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At every trade show we attend, someone comes up and says, “I just don’t trust that the cloud is secure or reliable.” This myth comes from ye… Read More

Modern Manufacturing

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Cloud ERP Technology Transforms IT Teams

  • Cindy Jutras
  • Sept. 06, 2016
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WHAT HAPPENS TO IT STAFF IN THE MOVE TO CLOUD ERP? For many years now Mint Jutras has been asking survey participants in its annual Enterpri… Read More

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The Power of Mobile ERP: 3 Benefits for Manufacturers

  • Staff Writer
  • Aug. 24, 2016
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Mobile ERP is about more than just using phones and tablets to access data. It’s a two-way experience in which machine-to-machine communicat… Read More

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The Manufacturing Digital Transformation: Connecting the Shop Floor

  • Andrew Hughes
  • July 25, 2016
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The constant hum of excitement about the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) is becoming louder and more intelligible every day. It is now … Read More

Customers

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How Manufacturers Thrive in an Uncertain Economy

  • Staff Writer
  • Sept. 14, 2016
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How do you handle uncertain times? One strategy is to hunker down and “weather the storm.” For manufacturers, this often means limiting tech… Read More

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Supplier Expands Production with Manufacturing ERP Software

  • Staff Writer
  • Aug. 01, 2016
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Putting customers first is a mantra that FloraCraft takes to heart. The company has built its 70-year reputation as the world’s largest fabr… Read More

News and Culture

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PowerPlex 2016: Women Leaders in Manufacturing and Technology

  • Staff Writer
  • May 31, 2016
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While at PowerPlex 2016 in Detroit, I attended the Women Leaders in Manufacturing & Technology reception and panel. The panel included Kathr… Read More

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PowerPlex 2016: #WeMake Things

  • Staff Writer
  • May 17, 2016
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This year’s PowerPlex conference April 25-28 in Detroit, Michigan had 1200 attendees — that is to say, 1200 “makers of things”— the largest … Read More

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Thank You for Helping Us Support the Flint Community

  • Staff Writer
  • Mar. 16, 2016
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Plex's employees, customers, manufacturing industry leaders and fans helped raising $20,000 to bring clean drinking water to the people of F… Read More