Manufacturing

The use of machines, tools and labor to make things for use or sale. Most commonly applied to industrial production, in which raw materials are transformed into finished goods on a large scale.

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  • For Security & Risk Professionals

    REPORT: How To Secure Connected And Autonomous Vehicles

    Security Pros Must Prepare For Emerging Transportation-Specific Cyberthreats

    August 9, 2018 Merritt Maxim, Salvatore Schiano

    Connected and autonomous vehicles (CVs and AVs) are transforming transportation. While business leaders enthuse about reinventing the in-vehicle customer experience to drive brand loyalty and differentiation, security and risk (S&R) pros struggle to secure and protect the complex vehicle infrastructure. Insecure vehicles can lead to data loss, privacy abuse, physical harm, and revenue loss. This report outlines the threats facing transportation and how S&R pros can assess and mitigate the risks.

  • For Infrastructure & Operations Professionals

    REPORT: The Forrester Wave™: Industrial IoT Software Platforms, Q3 2018

    The 15 Providers That Matter Most And How They Stack Up

    August 9, 2018 Paul Miller, Michele Pelino

    In our 24-criteria evaluation of industrial internet-of-things (IIoT) software platform providers, we identified the 15 most significant — Amazon Web Services (AWS), Atos, Bosch, C3 IoT, Cisco, GE Digital, Hitachi, IBM, Microsoft, Oracle, PTC, SAP, Schneider Electric, Siemens, and Software AG — and researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps infrastructure and operations (I&O) professionals make the right choice.

  • For Customer Experience Professionals

    REPORT: The AI Revolution In CX Measurement

    12 AI Use Cases That Can Improve How CX Pros Track CX And Drive CX Action — And What CX Pros Must Do Now To Prepare

    August 1, 2018 Maxie Schmidt-Subramanian

    AI technologies have the potential to make customer experience (CX) measurement programs more effective and efficient. CX professionals who don't pay attention to the current AI revolution will be unable to leverage rapidly evolving vendor offerings and end up with laggard programs. This report identifies 12 promising use cases for AI in CX measurement programs and highlights what CX pros must do now to prepare for the rapidly approaching future.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Emerging Technologies Are Transforming "Made In China"

    Consider Four Scenarios To Transform Manufacturing With Emerging Technologies

    July 25, 2018 Danny Mu, Frederic Giron

    China's government is driving the transformation of the country's manufacturing sector and raised it to a national strategic imperative with the "Made in China 2025" initiative. Manufacturing CIOs in China must understand how to leverage emerging technologies like artificial intelligence (AI), big data, cloud, and the internet of things (IoT) as key enablers of this transformation. This report details use cases where these technologies power smart manufacturing capabilities in four scenarios. Manufacturing CIOs can use this report to develop a blueprint for their digital transformation.

  • For CIO Professionals

    REPORT: Make The Business Case For Investing In PLM

    Position PLM As A Revenue Driver, Not A Cost Savings Tool

    July 24, 2018 Nate Fleming

    Business executives often underestimate product lifecycle management (PLM) software solutions, dismissing them as legacy systems valued only by techies in product design and development. What they don't realize is that their digital and internet of things (IoT) initiatives depend upon an up-to-date PLM system. It's vital that CIOs and VPs of engineering educate the rest of the organization on the role of PLM as a revenue driver in the digital era.

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