April 12, 2016
The digital business transformation is steadily making its way to manufacturing, but an expert panel advises that strong leadership is needed to reach full potential.
March 09, 2016
There's been a lot of hype around 3D printing technology lately, with commentators using labels like "the next Industrial Revolution." Does the technology stand up to the buzz? Harvey Koeppel, SearchCIO columnist and former CIO, says yes -- and even believes that this current hype vastly underestimates the technology's potential impact. As cases in point, Koeppel lays out several industries that are currently being transformed by 3D printing technology, including aerospace, commercial manufacturing, and medicine and life sciences.
In this SearchCIO handbook, Koeppel shares 12 tips for how CIOs can seize opportunities that arise daily from 3D printing technology. In our second piece, CTO Niel Nickolaisen makes the case for how to use 3D printing and other emerging tech to assess a company's capacity to experiment and scale. In our last piece, Senior News Writer Nicole Laskowski lays out how CIOs can take advantage of 3D printing to rebrand IT as an innovation partner.
January 31, 2016
Annals of digital business disruption: David Foote follows the money and finds that hard-core manufacturers are coming to terms with the digital era.
January 21, 2016
Netlist unveiled its new DDR4-based non-volatile dual in-line memory module (NVDIMM) yesterday at the Storage Networking Industry Association (SNIA)’s Non-Volatile Memory (NVM) Summit in San Jose. ...
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