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Why Technology Is Crucial for the Future of Manufacturing, Part 2

Why Technology Is Crucial for the Future of Manufacturing, Part 2

In the previous post we discussed the impact that transformative technologies are having on the manufacturing industry. These technologies are already being used to improve business models, security and collaboration, and overcome the challenges of a complex, global supply chain. Manufacturers are able to go far beyond simplistic cost analysis to source materials, overcome the […]

Why Technology Is Crucial for the Future of Manufacturing, Part 1

Why Technology Is Crucial for the Future of Manufacturing, Part 1

When Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council identified six critical issues facing manufacturers in 2016, a common theme emerged in most areas. Advanced technologies will be needed for manufacturers to embrace Manufacturing 4.0, a next-generation approach to manufacturing that leverages information to accelerate and customize production, interact more closely with customers, and develop new products […]

Why Retail Data Analytics and Security Go Hand in Hand

Why Retail Data Analytics and Security Go Hand in Hand

Big data analytics has become a top priority for retailers. E-commerce, mobile and social applications have allowed retailers to collect vast amount of information on customer preferences, buying habits and more. Retailers are looking to harness the power of big data to analyze this information and extract business intelligence from it. “Big data” is a [...]
The CMO and Shadow IT

The CMO and Shadow IT

As a CMO, I have a much stronger voice when it comes to IT spending than I did 10 or even five years ago. Having the right tools, services and applications is essential to analyzing big data, responding to customer needs, and quickly rolling out new products and services – all of which create competitive [...]
Why Energy Companies Are Embracing New Technology and Big Data

Why Energy Companies Are Embracing New Technology and Big Data

Many executives sit around tables in corporate boardrooms and talk about technology as some kind of “pie in the sky” concept. However, the most successful organizations go beyond high-level discussions, creating competitive advantages by applying technology to real-world situations. Pivot Technology Solutions, through its portfolio companies, has extensive field experience in a number of sectors [...]
Are You Struggling to Manage Branch Office IT?

Are You Struggling to Manage Branch Office IT?

The two biggest IT priorities for organizations with branch offices are providing a consistent end-user experience and improving security. But while most remote sites have basic IT infrastructure and services, they typically rely on the main office for IT resources and support. Failure to provide branch offices with the same capabilities as the main office [...]