IoT Drives Growth Strategies

The internet of things (IoT) is melding technology into manufacturing processes and seamlessly linking businesses to consumers. This integrated network connects sensors and devices through the internet and enables spontaneous junctures for sharing data and applications, often without human intervention. Companies are taking note of the potential the IoT presents: 57% of global businesses have … Continue reading “IoT Drives Growth Strategies”

Companies Expand Use of 3-D Printing

Additive manufacturing, also known as 3-D printing, has been used primarily by companies to create prototypes. The process enables product engineers and designers to tweak product models quickly, easily and affordably before entering into full production using traditional manufacturing methods. Currently, only .01% of manufacturing output is done using 3-D printing methods.[1] However, 3-D printing … Continue reading “Companies Expand Use of 3-D Printing”

Addressing the IT Talent Gap

The war for talent is reaching peak pitch. Manpower Group’s 11th annual Talent Shortage Survey noted 40% of employers globally are having difficulty finding skilled workers, the highest level since 2007.[1] The survey found information technology (IT) positions are in very high demand, particularly for developers, programmers, database administrators, big data analysts and IT managers.[2] … Continue reading “Addressing the IT Talent Gap”

The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace

The adoption of advanced technology in the workplace is ushering in a new industrial revolution. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are transforming today’s workplace by optimizing tasks, yielding greater insights and improving efficiency for better results. AI uses computer systems to simulate human intelligence processes at rapid speeds. These processes may include learning, reasoning … Continue reading “The Rise of Artificial Intelligence in the Workplace”

Intelligent Apps Take Center Stage

Mobile apps help consumers obtain news and information quickly, make purchases, download music and interact with companies directly. Now such apps are being developed to help businesses revolutionize workplace functions and improve productivity. Smartphones are the devices of choice for most Americans who spend nearly four hours a day on their phones.[1] Marketing research firm … Continue reading “Intelligent Apps Take Center Stage”

Keeping Your Disaster Recovery Plan Current

With hurricanes, floods, fires and other weather-related events increasing in frequency and severity, it’s now more important than ever for companies to keep their disaster recovery plans current. A well-designed plan for business continuity and disaster recovery enables a company to react quickly to unexpected events and perhaps lessen the impact on business operations. Business … Continue reading “Keeping Your Disaster Recovery Plan Current”

Drone Technology Takes Off

Last summer, the Department of Transportation’s Federal Aviation Administration issued its operational rules for commercial use of drones. The rules allow drones to be used commercially in the U.S. if they weigh less than 55 pounds and operate at a maximum altitude of 400 feet, which is below commercial airspace. However, drones cannot be flown … Continue reading “Drone Technology Takes Off”