Trends to Watch in the $738B Information Industry

Burlingame, Calif. — The quest to create and monetize human data, combined with the proliferation of machine intelligence and devices that sense, track and measure, is presenting unprecedented opportunities and threats to the $738 billion information industry, according to Outsell, Inc. The research and advisory firm released its 2015 Information Industry Outlook Report, “Sensored World, Sensible Choices,” to…

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3 Ways to Enhance Supplier Relationships for a Stronger Supply Chain

Simply stated, supplier relationship management (SRM) is a comprehensive approach to managing your organization's interactions with its vendors. Historically, SRM's main goals have been to streamline the B2B technology and processes used for procure-to-pay transactions in order to maximize quality and profit while lowering production and distribution costs. Though these aspects of SRM are critical…

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Will Google’s Thread Become Threat?

Freescale Semiconductor is turning up the heat on Thread, a new low-power wireless protocol designed by a Google-led industry alliance to bring the Internet of Things into the home. Freescale, one of the seven founding members of Thread Group, unveiled its own Thread beta development program last week. The company, which provides select developers with…

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An Enterprise-Centric Approach to Labeling

As the last article in this 5-part series, to review, it is clear that the existing challenges for labeling in the electronics industry are begging for a solution.  The list of what can go wrong, is significant:  mislabeling and related data errors, customer and regulatory fines, loss of business, label-related safety compliance, inability to scale…

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