Judith M. Myerson is the editor of Enterprise System Integration (second edition) and the author of The Complete Book of Middleware. Having more than 15 years of experience covering enterprise technology, she has published articles on mobile security issues, including data loss prevention, network management, and secure mobile application development. She is the former ADP security officer/manager at a now-closed naval facility. Judith enjoys explaining complex technologies in clear, plain English and pointing out what the problems are and what proactive steps different users can take. She was awarded a master of science degree in engineering (computer and information sciences) from the University of Pennsylvania, where the world's first general computer was built -- the ENIAC. Already Advanced Communications Bronze certified, she is aiming to be Advanced Communication Silver certified

5 Ways to Optimize Supply Chain with Grid Computing

Much discussion has been had around supply chain optimization efforts via cost effective packaging, robot-controlled warehouse, regulation compliance. and risk management.  These are promising avenues, but certainly not the only way toward cost savings. What may be new is achieving supply chain optimization with grid computing in response to labor unrest, counterfeit parts, and other…

OASIS PPS: Plan, Schedule & Collaborate

The global market is characterized by unexpected and dynamic changes that can cause problems for manufacturers. The OASIS Production and Planning Scheduling (PPS) offers a way to standardize these bumps. This open-source framework offers a standard for collaborative planning and scheduling between manufacturing industries. Manufacturers have used production-planning software, such as Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)…