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Don’t Confuse Digital With Digitization

Jeanne Ross is principal research scientist for MIT’s Center for Information Systems Research. Digitization involves standardizing business processes …

The Evolution of the Digital Supply Chain

How digital supply chain management—the broad concept that Cloud-based systems, analytics and monitoring of goods, vehicles and other assets via the …

The Digital Supply Chain: The Future has Arrived

How advances in the Internet of Things, cloud computing, and predictive analytics are making the Digital Supply Chain a reality

The New Era of Digital Logistics

We are entering a period of dynamic and fundamental change to logistics operations and strategy. While the 1990s saw rapid advances in the logistics …

Digital Transformation - Reports - World Economic Forum

Digitalization threatens to fundamentally disrupt logistics but could also help the industry reduce its inefficiencies and shrink its environmental …

Connected Four: How EMEA Enterprises Excel With Connectivity

The objective of the game Connect Four is simple: The first player who forms a line of four of the same-colored discs wins.For businesses, achieving …

Blockchain: Hit Or Miss For Supply Chain?

Earlier this month I participated in an interesting show on the topic of “Blockchain Technology: A Hit or A Miss for Supply Chain Networks?” with …

Digital Logistics Startups Are Both Challenge And Opportunity For Industry Incumbents

Every five days, a digital logistics startup is born somewhere around the world.<p>These young, agile enterprises are disrupting the entire logistics value chain, working to digitalize everything from freight forwarding, to brokerage and long-distance transportation, to warehousing, contract …

How IoT logistics will revolutionize supply chain management

The combination of mobile computing, analytics, and cloud services, all of which are fueled by the Internet of Things (IoT), is changing how delivery and fulfillment companies are conducting their operations.<p>One of the most popular methods for fulfilling deliveries today is through third-party …

Reinventing the Supply Chain with the Internet of Things - Microsoft Cloud

What do oil pipelines, factory floors, automated warehouses, shipping containers and food distribution centers have in common? They’re all critical …

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Recycling & the Future of Mining

For thousands of years the mining industry has supplied the world with the raw materials the growing population needed for ever increasing …

Why Your Complex Passwords Might Not Be As Secure As You Think

Due to human predictability, hackers can often crack complex passwords far faster than most people would expect. Here's how to protect your passwords.<p>We have all heard the advice that in order to protect our information and online accounts we should create and use "complex" passwords that include a …

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Cockroaches Versus Unicorns: The Golden Age Of Cybersecurity Startups

According to Gartner, worldwide information security spending reached $76.9 billion in 2015. As the frequency and intensity of hacks worsen, security spending is expected to reach $170 billion by 2020. That’s more than 100 percent growth in five years.<p>Venture capital (VC) investments in …

Raytheon buys control of cybersecurity firm Websense

Companies trying to defend themselves from data hacks could soon be calling on a joint venture between defense contractor Raytheon and security software company Websense.<p>Raytheon will pay $1.9 billion to retain an 80.3 percent ownership in a new joint venture with Websense that will provide …

GM’s Cybersecurity Secrets

Here’s what the carmaker is doing to ensure hackers can’t break into its cars.<p>Amid the chaos of CES last week, General Motors made an unusual announcement. The auto giant went public with its plans to launch a security vulnerability disclosure program, which promises not to take legal action …

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We aren't talking enough about cybersecurity

The top five issues are: the economy, education, energy and environment, immigration and health care. The sub issues were listed as: Civil rights, disabilities, fiscal responsibility, foreign policy, taxes and a dozen more.<p>Cybersecurity was not listed at all.<p>Let me tell you what is strange about …

Stop.Think.Connect. Cyber Tips

Set strong passwords, change them regularly, and don’t share them with anyone.<p>Do not include your name, your kids' or pets' names, or other …