10 Crucial Questions to Ask When Selecting Enterprise Software

Posted by Gerry Poe

To grasp whether software in use or under consideration, meet your needs in today’s evolving manufacturing environment, asking the following questions are crucial:


Software should help plan for change. Change is constant and the chief characteristic of today’s business environment. The ability to prepare for the unidentified makes it possible for corporate agility to thrive. Ongoing planning is not about being able to foresee every single event, but being able to respond fast and smart enough to exploit change. Useful software simplifies the ability to change —not only forecast information, but also supply and demand output, quickly, and provide visibility into what impacts the change will make. In today’s markets, where new product introduction is increasingly essential to growth, enterprise software should help facilitate and control new product introduction.


Tags: Choosing ERP, Business Technology, Goal Setting, Food & Beverage, Business Strategy

Women in Technology: Triumphs and Barriers [infographic]

Posted by Gerry Poe

March is Women's History Month! The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.

Since we have 30 years in the technology business, we want to take a moment to celebrate and pay tribute to women in technology.

While women continue to blaze new trails in several notable positions at the forefront of big tech companies, they are the exception to the rule. 

As an example, the Professional Women in the Washington, D.C. Technology Community are being recognized for their extraordinary vision. 

Women in Technology (WIT), the premier organization contributing to the success of professional women in the Washington, D.C.-area technology community, announced the finalists for the 17th Annual Leadership Awards. This annual awards program identifies, recognizes and celebrates female professionals who are leaders in the technology field and who bring a unique vision and talent to the industry. :Learn more about the finalists for the 17th Annual Women in Technology Leadership Awards here >

This short video shares stories from women in technology -
"MAKERS at Google: Women in Technology":


Tags: Business Technology, Infographic

The Internet of Things: Dr. John Barrett at TEDxCIT [video]

Posted by Gerry Poe


The new lingo is "The Internet of Things" aka IoT., may have you believing that you know most of what you need. The Internet is now integrated into your life and business in such a way that "The Internet of Things: appears to be 'obvious''.

Here is a quick summary of IoT:

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a scenario in which objects, animals or people are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. IoT has evolved from the convergence of wireless technologies, micro-electromechanical systems (MEMS) and the Internet.

By 2020, there will be 50 billion devices connected to the Internet. 


Tags: Business Technology, Internet of Things

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