As enterprises build out data center, headquarter, and even branch office networks with ever-increasing Ethernet speeds,
security infrastructure needs to keep up. In the last 3 years, a long list of firewall manufacturers have rolled out products that
support between 40G and 1T of aggregate throughput, and they’re all investigating the need to support new technologies and new physical interfaces at higher performance levels.
This issue of Custom Systems Magazine will discuss the recent influx of opportunities for custom system builders to enter the tablet PC market as serious competitors. Prior to the emergence of the iPad, it was difficult for system builders to get involved in the PC market, due to expensive parts and several different distribution outlets. But these days, tablet components are cheaper and easier to come by. There are more technology options to choose from, and manufacturers can purchase all their components from one distributor, allowing custom system builders and boutique PC makers to build customized tablets and still enjoy a margin to make it worth their while.
Published By: Bretford
Published Date: Apr 25, 2011
Bretford designs and manufactures dependable furniture products that are built to last for decades and are created to improve how people work and learn. Founded in 1948 and headquartered in Franklin Park, Ill., Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. holds more than six decades of expertise dedicated solely to the design and manufacture of furniture solutions. Watch the video to learn more about Bretford Manufacturing, Inc.
Industry reports all come to the same stunning conclusion: channel partners leave tens of billions of dollars in revenue on the table each and every year. Surprisingly, this lost opportunity is not in hardware or application integration, it’s in maintenance contract renewal revenues - money from sales of services essential for customers to operate. To change this forgotten potential into opportunity, resellers, distributors, and manufacturers must find a way to transform existing data into actionable intelligence. New contract management tools are now helping companies achieve this objective. By combining the two key functions of asset tracking and business intelligence, these tools are helping channel partners increase efficiency, better serve customers, and establishing strong streams of maintenance services revenue for the future. Learn more!
Companies that provide network services – system integrators, consultants, service providers, or network-attached equipment manufacturers – continually strive to improve client satisfaction and increase profitability, all while facing increased network complexity.
For project managers, directors or executives of companies that offer these services, this paper looks at the challenges faced by field teams and recommends some best practices to help them improve their efficiency and effectiveness.
An Abbreviated Version of Everything You Want to Know About AMD.
AMD delivers unique and unmatched computational capabilities in order to create natural, intelligent and innovative ways for people to interact with the devices they love. We design and manufacture graphics cards and microprocessors that power millions of the world’s personal computers, tablets, gaming consoles, embedded devices and cloud servers.
Published By: SanDisk
Published Date: Oct 28, 2015
The video surveillance market is continuing to transition from analog to digital, with sales of IP-based solutions growing at about double the rate of analog systems.1 The shift to digital, along with the need for higher image quality, increased mobility and faster access, is creating a need for manufacturers and users of video surveillance equipment to explore newer storage technologies—in particular, solid-state drives (SSDs)
Eric Anderson, the president of Quassy Amusement Park in Connecticut, isn’t a web geek or technologist. He does, however, use technology to help automate his business in a number of innovative ways, like how rides connected to the Internet send signals back to the manufacturer when parts need to be replaced to how its arcade games rely on a virtual currency unique to the park.
In the digital era, businesses in every industry are becoming technology companies. New business models such as
“product as a service” (in which traditional manufacturers and distributors are driving new revenue streams by
integrating software-based services into their offerings) and new operational models, such as collaboration, social
business, and mobile platforms, mean that nearly every company is deriving at least part of its revenue from cloudbased
So, why are so many of these new cloud solution providers building their businesses on shaky foundations? The
truth is, when your business is based in the cloud, you need more than on-demand leased compute and storage
capacity. You need a cloud that is enterprise-grade, secure, and resilient. Equally important—and overlooked by
too many cloud solution providers—you need a cloud platform that is able to grow your business into the future,
supporting next-generation functionality like Artificial Intelligence (AI). No matter wh
While many OEMs are aware of new technologies to make machines more energy-efficient, they are reluctant to make changes due to the perception that it will make their machines more expensive to sell. The constraints of cost reduction, usage of resources and energy reduction are becoming key drivers in the industry as consumers require manufacturers to be more “green”. This paper demonstrates how incorporating sustainable design can add value to their machines and differentiate OEMs from the competition.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jun 13, 2018
Custom dollmaker LookReal wants to break the grip that mass manufacturers hold on the toy industry. Learn how the Spanish company is using HP Multi Jet Fusion 3D printing technology to make personalized dolls at a competitive price point, and aspires to reach a global audience with a new approach to production.
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Today’s manufacturers are looking to increase productivity, assure factory uptime, and thrive despite the changing manufacturing landscape. When you combine an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with a manufacturing execution system (MES), you’ll find these goals become more achievable because the technology is designed to simplify the modern manufacturing enterprise.
You want your organization to operate more efficiently and flexibly. You want to reduce waste and become as lean and efficient as possible. Most importantly, you want to keep pace with the changing competitive environment. These solutions can help with all of that.
Read the Epicor eBook, Harness the Power of MES, to learn more about how technology can help your business streamline, compete, and grow.
Selecting a new manufacturing execution system (MES) can be difficult. With so many options in the marketplace, it can be overwhelming to sort out which one is the right fit for your business.
In this report, we believe Gartner provides some clarity by naming a selection of vendors that specialize in creating MES solutions that support the unique capabilities of discrete industrial manufacturers and fit inside Gartner’s Magic Quadrant Perspective for MES. According to Gartner, recommended assessment criteria for technology and service selection are:
• Relevant industry experience
• Industry-specific functionality
• Supplier collaboration
• Financial viability
• Evidence of innovation
Download the report to learn more about why Epicor is named a notable vendor and why we believe you should consider Mattec MES for your manufacturing business.
Enterprise resource planning (ERP) software is the backbone of modern manufacturing information systems, enabling the digital transformation that’s changing operations and customer expectations. As the movement toward a digital workplace evolves, your ERP system must keep pace.
Epicor commissioned Forrester Consulting to conduct a Total Economic Impact™ (TEI) study to examine the potential return on investment (ROI) of deploying Epicor ERP. Several manufacturers using Epicor ERP found:
• Faster access to data and improved real-time visibility enabled better decision-making
• Improved multi-company operational efficiency
• Increased competitiveness with faster turnaround of customer quotes and improved pricing accuracy
• Increased versatility with the Epicor ERP cloud offering
• Access to deep expertise in manufacturing best practices
Read the study to find out how else Epicor ERP has helped manufacturers.
Growth is definitely on the agenda for manufacturers, along with avoiding the pitfalls of rapid growth. This was clear in a global survey recently undertaken on behalf of Epicor Software Corporation (Epicor) by MORAR Consulting. Our research identified key factors that growing manufacturers cited as essential to their success, along with risks that manufacturers believe could threaten growth for unprepared businesses.
The Epicor “Profitable Growth in Action” eBook features seven manufacturers and the factors they consider critical to their success. Get the eBook to learn how you can help boost your company’s potential for profitable growth.
Our repair technicians are capable of repairing most Modicon - Schneider Electric parts same day. Our exchange program allows us to send you a remanufactured unit while allowing you 30 days to return the failed unit for a credit.
The technology market is giving significant attention to Big Data and analytics as a way to provide insight for decision making support; but how far along is the adoption of these technologies across manufacturing organizations? During a February 2013 survey of over 100 manufacturers we examined behaviors of organizations that measure effective decision making as part of their enterprise performance management efforts. This Analyst Insight paper reveals the results of this survey.
IoT has proven its value in the private sector. Ever since the 1980’s, US manufacturing has undergone a dramatic transition based on IoT. Machines that where once manually calibrated and maintained began to be controlled by specialized computers. These computers were able to quickly recalibrate tools which allowed manufactures to produce smaller batches of parts, but were also often locked into proprietary computing languages and architectures.
B/E Aerospace is the worldwide leading manufacturer of aircraft passenger cabin interior products and the leading global distributor of aerospace fasteners for commercial, business jet, and military markets. The company has leading worldwide market shares in all major product lines and serves virtually all of the world’s airlines, aircraft manufacturers, and leasing companies through its direct global sales and customer support organizations. Headquartered in Wellington, Florida, B/E Aerospace has grown to nearly 12,000 employees and 220 sites around the world and a true follow-the-sun model for global customer support.
Many manufacturers are pursuing the immense business benefits available from digitizing and connecting their factories. Major gains in overall equipment effectiveness (OEE), reduced downtime, and manufacturing flexibility can be achieved with a factory that is digitized and connected. By providing visibility to machines and processes, manufacturers can anticipate issues that create unplanned downtime. By putting in place a secure, converged and wireless-ready network, manufacturers can have a platform that enables the agility to quickly start up new machines, cells, and lines, and rapidly deliver new products.
As the world around us becomes increasingly digital, manufacturers must follow suit. Digital transformation presents significant opportunities to achieve growth by addressing key operational issues and aligning products and services to the demands of today’s market.
Growth looks different for every company, and with the vast array of digital technologies available, it can be hard to know where to start. Which technologies offer the greatest opportunity for your company to grow? How can you successfully embrace the digital revolution?
Epicor has a history of helping manufacturers achieve growth by utilizing cutting-edge technology. By downloading these digital transformation assets, you will:
• Understand what growth might look like for your business
• Assess the capabilities needed to support your digital transformation journey
• Explore best practices to implement your digital transformation strategy
• Learn how to capitalize on growth opportunities with speed and conviction