Maybe low wages leads to lack of investment which lead in turn to low productivity.
Employment is getting so tight that many industrial jobs cannot be filled because potential workforce can’t pass a drug test.
We keep touting manufacturing jobs in America. An electronics assembly company has announced another plant in the US. When a process automation company lands a contract with a customer, it sends a press release touting the fact. But in process industries, the amount of the contract can be significant. I seldom see one in discrete […]
The future of work—humans and machines working together in a truly collaborative fashion. A “partnership” said Dell Technologies. My blogs on the future have not necessarily brought in tons of new page views (but this blog compares pretty well with industry trade publications), but they have drawn the attention of PR agency account managers looking […]
Some interesting technology trends are developing concerning impact on the future workforce. Liam Quinn, sr. VP and CTO Dell Technologies, talked with me a couple of weeks ago about the results of research and a report with the Institute For The Future detailing these trends. The report is not specifically about manufacturing, but the ideas […]
Would you be a good company spokesperson? It is hard to believe, but I’m closing in on 20 years in this writing gig. Four different companies, but the same me. Media people have connected me with a variety of company spokespeople during those years. Some of them are CEOs, while some of them are technical […]
When you begin connecting “things”, that is, data sources and data consumers, and exposing them to a network or the Internet, then cyber security assumes a role of primary importance. Or, at least it should assume such a role. Here is a slightly different take on Internet of Things data security. Entrust Datacard, a provider […]
Connecting things to the Internet, or to the Cloud, or whatever app. The Internet of Things is nothing without connection. Almost every piece of news or interview I’ve seen or had over the past month or two has dealt with Internet of Things platforms. Here is news from a company new to me dealing with […]
Industrial Security. Especially the cyber kind. My inbox attracts several messages each day. Last July I began to think that people were ignoring me. Few press releases, announcements, interviews. It was a quiet time. I really don’t have any list of product announcements or new companies. But I thought that I’d pass along an awareness […]
Human-Machine Partnership. I love that phrase. It is in the title of the recent research report from the Institute for the Future and Dell Technologies. I wrote about the technology side of the report in my last post. This post will highlight the human and partnership sides of the report. Takeaway: The way we work […]