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IoT & Industry Regulations: New Standard in Global Business
Deborah Grant  
5/27/2015   Post a comment
When emerging technology and compliance issues collide, manuafacturers ahve to work hard to stay ahead of the curve.
Is the Data Steward the New Data Police?
Frank Cavallaro  
5/26/2015   Post a comment
Some business users are under the impression data stewards play dual roles, championing the organization’s data governance program while also using their position to crack down on anyone stepping out of line.
Design Visualization Is Advancing in the Plant
Rob Spiegel  
5/25/2015   Post a comment
Advanced visualization can depict an entire plant in motion, while also detailing an individual workstation. Individual products can be rendered different for each discipline involved — marketing, engineering, or suppliers.
Procurement Proves Critical in Delivering Organizational Strategy
Priyanka Potdukhe  
5/25/2015   Post a comment
Procurement can make strategic differences in the organization if it is properly integrated into the fabric of the leadership.
Mao Zedong & Little Red Internet
Junko Yoshida  
5/22/2015   Post a comment
Linking Internet leaders like Jack Ma with Chairman Mao
Call for Change: Wearables for Good Design Challenge Looks for Innovation
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   (1) comment
UNICEF and ARM are working together to challenge designers to create wearable products that address key global issues.
Looking at the Who & How of Electronics Component Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study takes a close look at how design, corporate and supply chain professionals are using online sources, from information aggregators and search engines to social media.
Transparency Combats Human Trafficking & Slavery in the Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/20/2015   Post a comment
In an effort to stem the problem of human trafficking and slavery, California lawmakers are forging a new path in legislating transparency in the supply chain of large organizations.
After a Year of Declines, the Power Management Semiconductor Market Surged 7% in 2014
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Industrial and automotive end markets fueled rapid growth.
IBM Surrenders to China’s IT Infrastructure Wishes
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5/19/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs who want to sell products in China are having to rethink their supply chain strategy. IBM has taken lead in the charge in this new direction.
Adopt Enterprise Labeling & Improve Your Bottom Line
Deborah Grant  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
As IT systems proliferate every part of the organization, downtime can translate to huge costs. Enterprise labeling can help mitigate the risk.
IoT World: Separating Smart & Dumb Things
Thomas Claburn  
5/18/2015   (1) comment
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
Supply Chain Pain
EBN Poll  
5/18/2015   (2) comments
Top 10 Ins & Outs of Shipping Lithium Batteries
Alasdair Philip  
5/18/2015   Post a comment
Lithium batteries are safe to ship...if you follow best practices.
10 Business Continuity Tips for the Global Supply Chain Era
Bruce Gain  
5/18/2015   (1) comment
Supply chain disruptions are the nightmare of every OEM, but careful business planning can help mitigate the risk that is always on the rise, especially in a global supply chain.
Exel Encourages Technology Companies to Take an Innovative Approach to Supply Chain or Risk Chasing Competitors
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5/14/2015   Post a comment
Exel and DHL Supply Chain released a new white paper that revealed technology companies must take an innovative approach to their product development and apply it to their supply chain management to help prevent loss of market share.
As Smartphone Panel Prices Fall, Panel Makers Focus on Cost Reduction, IHS Says
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5/14/2015   Post a comment
As smartphone panel selling prices continue to fall, display manufacturers are focused on finding ways to reduce production costs, in order to eke out profits.
Gartner Announces Rankings of Its 2015 Supply Chain Top 25
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5/14/2015   Post a comment
Amazon Takes the Top Spot in Top 25 Rankings; Apple and P&G Move into New Masters Category. Winners Revealed at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference in Phoenix, AZ
Med-Tech Offers Healthy Opportunities for OEMs
Logical Link  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
Medical technology is not only changing lives from a health perspective. It may be offering renewed longevity for OEMs looking for new opportunities.
Getting Beyond the Buzz: Analytics and S&OP
Ken Fordyce  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
More than just a buzz word, analytics can be a critical part of sales and operations planning--and can be a real boon to the supply chain.
Connected Car Market Worth $46.69 Million by 2020
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5/13/2015   Post a comment
According to a new market research report, the Connected Car Market is expected to reach $46.69 Million by 2020, at a CAGR of 10.82% from 2014 to 2020.
Supply Chain Cost Reductions Fail to Fuel Mid-Market Growth
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/13/2015   Post a comment
A focus on increasing the strategic worth of the supply chain, not cost reductions, is the key strategy for mid-market manufacturers hoping to grow.
u-blox Joins M2M Alliance
EBN Newswire  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Global platform drives innovation in M2M solutions and Internet of Things (IoT).
IHS Partners with ECIA to Deliver Authorized Distributor Inventory, Price & Availability on Datasheets360.com
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
IHS Engineering360 Media Solutions announced that it has partnered with the Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA) to help authorized distributors provide current price and availability information to their target audience on Datasheets360.com.
Gartner Says Worldwide Supply Chain Management and Procurement Software Market Grew 10.8% in 2014
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Analysts Explore Key Issues in Supply Chain Industry at Gartner Supply Chain Executive Conference 2015 May 12-14 in Phoenix
Future Electronics Extends Cypress Franchise to Include Spansion Products
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Future Electronics announces its worldwide distribution agreement with Cypress Semiconductor Corp. has been extended to include Spansion products.
3D Printers Are Building on a Strong Foundation as Satisfaction Among Users Soars, IDC Says
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
While 3D printers have gained notoriety in recent years, this segment of the printer market is poised to take a major step forward as adoption rates increase and solutions become more viable.
Huber+Suhner Continues Significant Contributions to Space & Defense, Launching New Connectivity Products at IMS 2015
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Company showcases its Sucoflex and minibend range for high quality connectivity in RF and microwave applications
Integra Electronics Expands Design & Assembly Capabilities of VCC Indicator Solutions for a Quicker Time to Market
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5/12/2015   Post a comment
Special Manufacturing Program (SMP) from Integra and VCC optimizes light performance and enhances light delivery.
Commitment to Conflict-Free: Supporting the Spirit & Letter of the Law
Per Loof  
5/12/2015   Post a comment
Proactive action will bring conflict minerals legislation to a place where organizations are supporting both the letter and spirit of the laws.
Distributor Quandary: Amazon's Bid for Business Buyers
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Retail behomoth Amazon is taking aim at business buyers, and, although most aren't concerned about today, electronics buyers are wondering what the future will bring.
Create a Customer First Supply Chain for True Transformation
Susan Fourtané  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Learn how to embrace change to become a customer-centric value chain following expert advice from Oracle's Matthew Banks.
NASA's Curiosity Rover Proves Engineering Truisms
Suzanne Deffree  
5/8/2015   Post a comment
Describing the design and mission of Curiosity Rover, NASA's Luke Dubord reminded embedded systems developers that real engineering is hard facts, big dreams, and teamwork.
DIY/Makers Forge New Trails in Electronics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/8/2015   Post a comment
The maker movement is thriving in the electronics industry--and these technology enthusiasts may just be building the next wave of technology innovation.
Tradeshift Appoints Jigish Avalani To New Position of President and COO
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5/6/2015   Post a comment
Former Concur / SAP Executive To Lead Global Platform Expansion
American Society of Transportation and Logistics to Merge with APICS
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5/6/2015   Post a comment
Combination Extends Expertise of Global Leader in Supply Chain Research, Education and Certification Programs
Loftware to Sponsor Live Webinar on Labeling and the Power of Data in a Global Manufacturing Supply Chain
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5/6/2015   Post a comment
Hear firsthand from internationally recognized supply chain and technology industry expert Richard Sherman to find out how labeling has become increasingly complex in today’s global manufacturing environment.
Advance, Achieve, Succeed with the New Institute for Supply Management Mastery Model
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5/6/2015   Post a comment
New global standards of excellence outline the path to success as the profession evolves.
Reshoring Nets 10,000 New Jobs in 2014
Rob Spiegel  
5/6/2015   Post a comment
With outsourcing down and reshoring up, the US saw a net gain of 10,000 manufacturing jobs that would have gone overseas last year.
ISA’s 60th Analysis Division Symposium Draws More than 300 Attendees
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5/6/2015   Post a comment
ISA’s 60th Analysis Division Symposium draws more than 300 attendees to explore the latest technical findings, share best practices and gain training.
Dot Hill Signs Deal With Arrow to Broaden Reach of Storage Solutions in Europe, Middle East, & Africa
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5/6/2015   Post a comment
Agreement Allows Dot Hill to Achieve Greater Penetration Into Vertical OEM and System Integrator Markets Throughout EMEA
First 3 Rules of IoT Security
Rich Quinnel  
5/5/2015   (2) comments
Security for an IoT design involves a myriad of decisions and actions, but these three form the foundation of a successful design effort.
5 Ways to Plug the Supply Chain Talent Gap
Logical Link  
5/5/2015   Post a comment
Electronics, like the automotive industry, is facing a looming worker shortage. By applying smart strategies now, electronics OEMs can start to close the gap.
Customer Requirements Driving OEM Labeling
Deborah Grant  
5/5/2015   Post a comment
Custom labeling may be a way that manufacturers can satisfy customer requirements and gain customer loyalty.
Apple Watch Teaches Supply Chain Best Practices
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/4/2015   (2) comments
Recent reports of Apple woes around component issues have made headlines. A look at Apple's response, though, shows that Apple's supply chain strategy ensured the problem was not a show stopper.
Heilind Acquires German Distributor MPS Group
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4/30/2015   Post a comment
Heilind Electronics has acquired MPS Group, a leading distributor of electronic components and manufacturer of cable assemblies for the European Mil-Aero Marketplace.
u-blox Joins CAR 2 CAR Communication Consortium
EBN Newswire  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
Consortium aims to save lives through developing standards for advanced wireless technologies in vehicles.
Zycus Webinar to Focus on Minding the P2Ps and Qs
EBN Newswire  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
The upcoming webinar by Zycus titled ‘Minding Your P2Ps and Qs: Quality P2P Programs Require a Change Management Focus’ will showcase the best practices and lessons learned from rolling out P2P at Jawbone.
Apple Ticks Up Sales Record
Rick Merritt  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
Apple reported record sales for its second quarter but said its new smartwatch has lower than average profits and forecast a seasonally down June quarter.
Enterprise Labeling Speeds Time-to-Market
Deborah Grant  
4/28/2015   Post a comment
Too often, multiple warehouse, manufacturing and enterprise systems create a complicated and ineffectual labelling system. A unified labeling strategy, then brings clear benefits.
4 Places that Drones May Invade the Supply Chain
Tam Harbert  
4/27/2015   Post a comment
Drones are already being used commercially and some not-quite-so-obvious applications for the supply chain are emerging for this hot technology.
Mobility & the Modern Distribution Manager
EBN Newswire  
4/24/2015   Post a comment
Manhattan Associates to share insights from its recent warehouse mobility study during Momentum 2015.
Spend Matters Names the Rising Stars, Must-Know Firms in Procurement, Supply Chain Management
EBN Newswire  
4/24/2015   Post a comment
Spend Matters has released the 2015 Spend Matters Almanac, including the 50 Providers to Watch and 50 Providers to Know lists.
Medical Device Implants: Wireless Charging Makes Sense
Bill Schweber  
4/23/2015   Post a comment
Wireless charging may be ideal for medical devices.
Mobile Devices Increase Electronics Buyers Expectations
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/23/2015   Post a comment
Increasingly, procurement departments are looking for online shoping experiences that are on par with the consumer world. Electronics OEMs need to keep up.
The Changing Face of Computer Storage
Jim O'Reilly  
4/23/2015   (1) comment
For the logistics chain, both upstream of the drive and array makers, and downstream in channels of distribution of their products, the newest storage innovations will change how things are done.
Basware Provides Guidelines to Help Companies Reduce Carbon Footprint, Establish Green Finance Practices
EBN Newswire  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
Basware released guidelines to help companies reduce paper and increase green practices by automating key financial processes.
Huawei & NXP Join Forces on Industry 4.0
Pablo Valerio  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
Several industry analysts predict that by 2025 Industry 4.0 will connect over 80 billion devices to the Internet.
Intelligent Supply Chain Fights Theft, Loss
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
To cope with increasing threats of cargo loss and threat, electronics supply chains have to increase visibility.
Third Party Corruption: Spot the Red Flags
Leslie Benton  
4/22/2015   Post a comment
Corruption risk assessments should evaluate the presence of red flags to ensure anti-bribery compliance by third parties.
Inventory Management Software TradeGecko Raises $6.5M Series A to Fuel Product Expansion
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4/21/2015   Post a comment
NSI Ventures, Jungle Ventures lead round; TradeGecko adds former Autodesk head of M&A integration as COO.
New Book Urges Executives to ‘Lead Beyond Expectations’ & Rekindle Lost Art of Innovative Leadership
EBN Newswire  
4/21/2015   Post a comment
In ‘Leading People Beyond Expectations: Growing your Company by Growing Your People’, Don Corsaro fuses his 30+ years of global business experience in the field of leadership, to help any owner/operator or executive foster the people skills they need to thrive.
Medical Maker Aims Implant at Congenital Scoliosis
Suzanne Deffree  
4/20/2015   Post a comment
Here's an example of engineering to improve lives and one inspiring young maker.
Top 10 3D Printing Projects on Kickstarter
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/20/2015   (1) comment
No one argues that 3D printing is poised to change the electronics industry and its supply chain. The popularity of these projects on Kickstarter are just one measure of just how hot the market is.
ECIA: Component Sales Through Distribution in the Americas up 3% in February 2015
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4/17/2015   Post a comment
Distributor sales in February according to ECIA were up 3% to January sales in the Americas.
Apple's History of Supply Chain Excellence
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/17/2015   (2) comments
My any measure, Apple's supply chain sets the bar for the electronics supply chain industry. This infographic traces the organizations illustrious history.
Procurement & Finance: A Collaborative Approach
Priyanka Potdukhe  
4/16/2015   Post a comment
If the procurment department works to build close relationships with the finance function, the organization has the potential for big bottom line gains.
Risk-Based, Tiered Approach to 3rd Party Anti-Corruption Achieves Due Diligence
Leslie Benton  
4/15/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs can potentially be held repsonsible for corrupt acts of third party business partners so corruption-focused, third party due diligence is vital.
Women in Manufacturing: Building a Path the Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/14/2015   (6) comments
A new study looks at the gender gap in the manufacturing sector--and suggests some ways of glosing that gap.
Con Min Compliance No Easy Task, But Doable
Per Loof  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
A look at how one large capacitor maker tackled conflict minerals compliance offers lessons for the industry.
Manufacturing Day Welcomes CNA and Reliance Steel as Bronze Sponsors for 2015
EBN Newswire  
4/14/2015   Post a comment
The roster of Manufacturing Day 2015 sponsors has added two key supporters as the following companies pledged their support to this national movement.
America II Signs Six New Franchise Distribution Agreements
EBN Newswire  
4/13/2015   Post a comment
Global distributor finishes Q1 with strong growth in franchise lines.
The Dawn of the Digital Supply Chain
Logical Link  
4/13/2015   Post a comment
A variety of digital technologies are enhancing electronics manufacturing. Now, the supply chain needs processes to support these enhancements.
Channel Consolidation & Conflict: Back to the Future!
Walter Tobin  
4/13/2015   (2) comments
As much as everything changes, everything still stays the same. The fear and conflict that was once part of ordinary business in the distribution channel has begun to emerge as commonplace in the manufacturing rep community toady.
Putting the Supply Chain First
Donna Fritz  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Why it’s important for mid-market companies to improve their supply chain technology ahead of ERP upgrades.
The Vertical Advantage: CRM & the Electronics Industry
Chanan Greenberg  
4/9/2015   Post a comment
Semiconductor and component makers can capture growth through smart use of CRM.
The NXP-Freescale Merger—A $4 Bllion Giant
Carolyn Mathas  
4/8/2015   Post a comment
The NXP/Freescale merger will create a giant expected to hog the road and market share for automotive systems.
Solving the 5 Biggest IoT Adoption Issues
Cliff Ortmeyer  
4/8/2015   (1) comment
Understanding the barriers to IoT adoption in 2015.
Robots Assemble in Silicon Valley
Rick Merritt  
4/7/2015   Post a comment
The regional First Robotics competition in Silicon Valley drew hundreds of young people pumped up for the program that drives a love for engineering.
Mobile Applications Bring Flexibility for Manufacturing
Susan Fourtané  
4/7/2015   Post a comment
Mobile applications can create more flexibility for supply chain manufacturing businesses.
RFMW Announces Director of Operations – Sales & Product Management
EBN Newswire  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
RFMW, Ltd. announced that Josh Levine has been promoted to the position of Director of Operations - Sales and Product Management.
North American PCB Book-to-Bill Ratio Strengthens
EBN Newswire  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
IPC releases PCB industry results for February 2015.
NATEL & OnCore Manufacturing Announce Merger Agreement
EBN Newswire  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
The merger between NATEL and OnCore will create a new EMS company with an expansive array of capabilities and an expanded manufacturing and technology portfolio to service critical customer needs.
Top 50 Contract Manufacturers Ranked
Peter Clarke  
4/6/2015   Post a comment
A website called Manufacturing Market Insider has released a list of the largest 50 electronics manufacturing services companies ranked by sales.
E-Ink Evolves as a New Supply Chain Handshake
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2015   Post a comment
E-signatures have become a mainstream technology, and are a tool that can potentially provide great time and cost savings in the electronics supply chain.
Safe Supply Chain Destinations: The Geography of Resilience
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
4/3/2015   (1) comment
In managing risk, where supplier partners and manufacturing plants are located is a key factors. A new report looks at the vulnerabilities of various countries to quantify supply chain resilience around the world.
The Long, Long Wait for a Manufacturing Renaissance
Frank Cavallaro  
3/31/2015   Post a comment
Although a growing number of companies are moving manufacturing back to the United States, it has yet to translate into a significant impact on the overall economy.
FusionOps Raises $12 Million To Accelerate Development & Global Expansion
EBN Newswire  
3/30/2015   Post a comment
New Enterprise Associates leads the funding round for cloud supply chain analytics leader.
5 Things High Tech Firms Know About Managing Projects
Babak Ehteshami  
3/27/2015   Post a comment
A handful of chip companies that carry out project and program management superlatively. Here's what they've learned about winning.
Taking Distribution Operations Communication Beyond Email
Puga Sankara  
3/27/2015   Post a comment
Your distribution center operations team is doing critical work. Email has the potential the slow down, or even bring to a grinding halt, critical tasks.
Solving the Complexity of Demand Management
Ken Fordyce  
3/26/2015   Post a comment
Demand planning can be a difficult and complex undertaking, but it's also critical to the success of the modern supply chain.
Examining the Importance of Macroeconomic Cycles & the Semi Market
Apek Mulay  
3/25/2015   Post a comment
The semiconductor industry has a potentially critical part to play in mitigating the effects of the natural macroeconomic cycles that occur in the United States economy.
Customizing Electronics While Maintaining Profitability
John Boucher  
3/24/2015   Post a comment
Electronics customization is on the rise, but must be done properly in a way that doesn’t destroy profitability.
Industrial IoT Drives Microsemi-Vitesse Merger
Junko Yoshida  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
Microsemi Corp. will acquire Vitesse Semiconductor Corp. for $389 million to focus on “communications semiconductors.” On horizon is the MIPS vs. ARM conflict as the two companies use two diverging processor cores of their product lines.
Material Handling Systems Age Out
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
3/20/2015   Post a comment
In the average manufacturing facility, there's only one word to describe the materials handling systems being used: old.
TE Connectivity’s Supply Chain Chief Shares Leadership Tips
At the Source  
3/19/2015   (2) comments
To find out how this acceleration in high-tech manufacturing is affecting TE Connectivity’s supply chain planning, we interviewed Jim McDonald, vice president, supply chain for TE Connectivity.
Macroeconomic Cycles & Business Models
Apek Mulay  
3/18/2015   Post a comment
A look at macroeconomic systems offers a lens for the semiconductor industry.
Arrow and Splunk Announce Distribution Agreement
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
Arrow Electronics and Splunk Inc. today announced a distribution agreement for the United States and Canada.
General Microcircuits Earns Certification as Qualified Manufacturer to IPC J-STD-001 & PC-A-610
EBN Newswire  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
IPC's Validation Services Program has awarded an IPC J-STD-001 and IPC-A-610 Qualified Manufacturers Listing (QML) to General Microcircuits, Inc. (GMI).
Battle for Competitive Difference Fought in the Cloud
Frank Cavallaro  
3/17/2015   Post a comment
As the market keeps growing, an increasing number of global players are wielding cloud-based portfolios to gain a competitive edge.




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EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
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Live Chat 01/15: CPOs Re-Shape Their Business Roles
Increasingly chief procurement officers (CPOs) are re-shaping their organizational role to focus on creating results far beyond cost controls. A new IBM survey explores how.
Live Chat 11/12: Examining the Cyberthreat to Supply Chains
The number of cyberattacks is on the rise and hackers are targeting the supply chain. Drew Smith, founder and CEO of InfoArmor, will be on hand to discuss the reality of today's threat landscape and what to do about it.
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