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Digital Love: The Unchartered Waters of the New Machine Age

As we continue to witness marvelous advances in technologies such as robotic systems, data mining, decision-making software, and voice-response programs, it isn’t hard to imagine a future in which human beings will increasingly interact with, and relate t…
As we continue to witness marvelous advances in technologies such as robotic systems, data mining, decision-making software, and voice-response programs, it isn’t hard to im… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/digital-love-unchartered-waters-new-machine-age/

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2014

As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year.
As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year. … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-trends-watch-2014/

Manufacturing Trends to Watch in 2014

As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year.
As 2013 transitions into 2014, the Manufacturing Leadership Community’s editorial department offers 10 issues that should be top of mind for manufacturers in the new year. … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-trends-watch-20141/

Digitization: Pick Your Shots, But Don’t Miss the Big Picture

One of the more interesting findings from the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Factories of the Future (http://bit.ly/188uFh2 ) project this year is what manufacturers are saying about digitizing their business processes.A strong majority, 59.4%, say th…
One of the more interesting findings from the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s Factories of the Future (http://bit.ly/188uFh2 ) project this year is what manufacturers are… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/digitization-pick-your-shots-dont-miss-big-picture/

Is Manufacturing Ready For The Internet Of Things?

Newly connected and digitally-enabled ‘things’ will need to be manufactured in some way. The big question is, how is manufacturing now going to switch from its traditional focus on hard physical entities, to learn how to embed, test and monitor whole leve…
Industrial revolutions are never easy to handle, especially when you don't see them coming. The imminent 'Internet of Things' (IoT) revolution over the next few years could well b… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/manufacturing-ready-internet-things/

The Internet: Now, Everyone Knows You’re A Dog

Remember that now-famous New Yorker cartoon about the dog and the Internet? Published in 1993, the cartoon showed a canine saying that, on the Internet, nobody knows you’re a dog. At that time, the prevailing view was that the Internet was a great leveler…
By David R. Brousell Remember that now-famous New Yorker cartoon about the dog and the Internet? Published in 1993, the cartoon showed a canine saying that, on the Internet, no… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/internet-now-everyone-knows-youre-dog/

Building the Future: Skylar Tibbits On Self-Assembling Products

“There are huge inefficiencies in manufacturing in the assembly of products right now,” noted MIT director and TED Senior Fellow Skylar Tibbits during his keynote speech today at the 2013 Manufacturing Leadership Summit in Palm Beach, Florida.
“There are huge inefficiencies in manufacturing in the assembly of products right now,” noted MIT director and TED Senior Fellow Skylar Tibbits during his keynote spee… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/building-future-skylar-tibbits-self-assembling-products/

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://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/business-value-marketplace/

The Great Transformation - The Era of Demand Supply IT Begins

The Enterprise IT organization is about to transform, into a services organization. Not by its choice, but because the business is forcing its hand. Business units are engaging cloud services with or without IT’s involvement. The decision making power …
The Enterprise IT organization is about to transform, into a services organization.  Not by its choice, but because the business is forcing its hand.  Business units are… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/great-transformation-era-demand-supply-it-begins/

Cybersecurity: The Senate Refuses to Act as the Threat Grows

Late last week, in a 52-46 vote, the U.S. Senate blocked a bill that would have established new and much needed cybersecurity rules. The measure, called the Cybersecurity Act of 2012, fell when it failed to get the 60 votes necessary to break a filibuster…
Late last week, in a 52-46 vote, the U.S. Senate blocked a bill that would have established new and much needed cybersecurity rules. The measure, called the Cybersecurity Act of 2… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/cybersecurity-senate-refuses-act-threat-grows/

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://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/dialogue-refining-data-value/

What Your Company Can Learn From the Socialympics

With just 22 days left before the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, the excitement surrounding the event is building faster than the Olympic flame can be passed. Perhaps that’s because you can watch the torch relay live from the Games’ London 20…
With just 22 days left before the opening ceremony of the 2012 Olympic Games, the excitement surrounding the event is building faster than the Olympic flame can be passed. Perhaps… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/what-your-company-can-learn-socialympics/

Digitization: A Powerful Trend That's Picking Up Speed

The trend of converting analog information to digital form has been around for a long time. Who doesn't interact with some form of digital information today in their business and personal lives? Mail, business records, financial transactions, ticket purch…
The trend of converting analog information to digital form has been around for a long time. Who doesn't interact with some form of digital information today in their business and … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/digitization-powerful-trend-s-picking-speed/

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://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/microsoft-buys-yammer-and-manufacturers-should-take-notice/

Cloud-Enabled, Kandy-Kolored, Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby

Bill Ford is the great-grandson of Henry Ford and currently the executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. But he is also apparently Ford’s Chief Worrying Officer (CWO). The 55-year-old Ford worries about how his company’s products are impacting the environmen…
Bill Ford is the great-grandson of Henry Ford and currently the executive chairman of Ford Motor Co. But he is also apparently Ford’s Chief Worrying Officer (CWO). The 55… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/cloud-enabled-kandy-kolored-tangerine-flake-streamline-baby/

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://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/reflections-facebook-privacy-next-big-thing/

Cyber-Security: How to Prevent ‘Digital Assassination’

When manufacturers think about cyber-security, they often, almost reflexively think about areas of the business such as control systems, enterprise applications, and intellectual property in general. That's good because as more and more things get connect…
When manufacturers think about cyber-security, they often, almost reflexively think about areas of the business such as control systems, enterprise applications, and intellectual … http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/cyber-security-how-prevent-digital-assassination/

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://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/staking-claim-innovation-leadership/

Building A Cloud Ecosystem: Part 2

The goal of this three part series is to describe the strategy and framework for constructing an ecosystem from cloud services to best serve your enterprise. It’s also a discussion about the future role of cloud service providers and how the end user will…
The goal of this three part series is to describe the strategy and framework for constructing an ecosystem from cloud services to best serve your enterprise. It’s also a dis… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/building-cloud-ecosystem-part-2/

Building A Cloud Ecosystem: Part 1

The goal of this three part series is to describe the strategy and framework for constructing an ecosystem from cloud services to best serve your manufacturing enterprise. It’s also a discussion about the future role of cloud service providers and how th…
The goal of this three part series is to describe the strategy and framework for constructing an ecosystem from cloud services to best serve your manufacturing enterprise.  I… http://gil-ebents.gilcommunity.com/blog/building-cloud-ecosystem-part-1/

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Building A Cloud Ecosystem: Part 1  in Transformative Technologies
Posted by sinam on Mar 16, 2012
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