Many IT organizations, driven by the ever-increasing demand on businesses to provide products and services on the Internet, are finding themselves more often turning to Cloud hosting options for their solutions. There are several infrastructure service providers to choose from, but as is true for any project, picking the right tools for the job is critical for success.
IQMS Blog for Manufacturing ERP Expertise
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Constantly striving to learn and improve, IQMS' management team follows a wide variety of blogs written by industry and subject matter experts. Over the past year, we have been struck by a number of articles that we feel need to be shared with our readers. From topics we consider very important to columns that we found inspirational or simply couldn't have said better ourselves, this new blog series is devoted to some of our favorite writers. We hope you enjoy the articles as much as we did.
The term "cloud" has evolved over the years from a vague collection of computer systems interconnected for research and collaboration to a multifaceted and lucrative service platform used to host anything and everything that one can imagine. In addition, there isn't just one cloud anymore, there are now many clouds in existence, both public and private. To go even further, these cloud computing platforms provide different levels of service depending on client needs. Let's take a look at some of the options when talking about cloud services.
I am sure that anyone reading this right now has heard that Windows XP has come to the end of the road. Microsoft is putting its longest running consumer version of Windows out to pasture after 12 years of service. With all the news out on the Internet, one would think that the world is ending come April 8th. So what does the end of support really mean for the user who is still using Windows XP on April 9th? There are two major issues that need to be considered with the end of support of Windows XP. Both need to be understood within the context of usage of the operating system (OS) in each situation.
Welcome to 2014, the future is now. There are so many amazing new technologies that are coming out, as well as companies that are pushing infrastructure to support them, that we should be seeing some incredible products hitting the market in the coming year.
I was fortunate enough to attend the recent Oracle OpenWorld event. The conference was held in downtown San Francisco at the Moscone center and if reported numbers are accurate, approximately 60,000 guests converged for four days of presentations, technology sessions and information booths all related in some way to Oracle. Being able to hear firsthand what industry leaders are working on and envisioning for the future of technology was exciting, thought provoking, and a little bit scary (in an Asimovian, psycho historical way). I wanted to share some of the take-aways that I remember from the event and so I will boil four days down to two blogs. This is "Part One."
Wireless technologies have matured considerably over the last decade and have proven very useful in the workplace. They remove the need to be tethered to a specific location and allow users the ability to wander around the manufacturing shop floor while keeping access to critical information close at hand or provide connectivity to remote locations that may have been inaccessible through traditional means. With the obvious benefits of using a wireless infrastructure, why continue using wired hardware?
Today we continue our new blog series offering a peek into the daily lives of IQMS’ directors. From human resources to testing and training to development, meet the key department leaders who are molding our company’s future and continually advancing the EnterpriseIQ ERP and MES software.
Corporate environments contain an extensive mix of software components such as security applications, database servers and productivity software. With the diverse number and types of applications that can exist within the infrastructure, it is inevitable that some sort of interaction will occur and, in some cases, cause serious issues.
Downtime can represent a significant loss in operating efficiency if not managed properly. While many resources are expended on analyzing and optimizing efficiencies on the shop floor, some basic areas of critical importance outside of the manufacturing heart of a business are often neglected.