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Defining Leadership for the Tech Industry
Puga Sankara  
7/3/2015   Post a comment
The technology sector needs more leaders--but first we have to understand what leadership really is.
What Will Clear Drones for Take off?
Junko Yoshida  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Executives from Parrot, Qualcomm, small UAV lobby group and ex-FAA chief will join the drone debate at EE Times radio show, 9:00a.m., Pacific time, on Thursday, July 9th.
5 Steps to Prepare for an Ethics Breach
Jimmy Lin  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Any organization is likely to face a breach of ethics, but careful pre-planning can mitigate risk.
Tech Industry Needs to Call for Multicultural Leaders
Puga Sankara  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Today, in the technology space, we seem to be sorely lacking leaders. It's time to start making sure that individual contributors have an understanding of how to move up in the organization.
IoT: to DIY or Not to DIY
Rob Spiegel  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
As companies rush into IoT connectivity, the choice of doing it yourself or using a platform from a service company becomes a major issue.
App Love in Manufacturing
Logical Link  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Workers in manufacturing are more likely to be allowed to choose and use their apps--a reality that may make them more valuable to the organization.
The Nuts & Bolts of Burn-In & Reliability of PCB Assemblies
Michael Allen  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Burning in electronic products reduces failure rates in the field, stabilizes some components, and validates new product designs.
Augmented Reality Helps Blind See the Light
Jessica Lipsky  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
Three hundred or so visually challenged people are getting assistance in seeing the world around them, thanks to augmented reality goggles developed at the University of Oxford in England. Smart Specs by Va-ST use 3D mapping and depth sensing to provide object and facial recognition assistance.
Design Engineering Contends with New Architectures & Pricing Challenges
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
Design Engineering (DE) challenges rise with new shrinking geometries and shorter chip cycles.
Sometimes All You Need is a Non-Team Player
Frank Cavallaro  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
In order to get the largest pool of qualified applicants, leave “teamwork” out of the job description.
Climate Change in Electronics: Immediate & Practical Preparations & Solutions
Pamela Gordon  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
It's time for the electronics industry to take a good hard look at climate change. It's good citizenship and good business.
GlobalFoundries’ FD-SOI Revolution
Junko Yoshida  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Confirming the imminent announcement of the company’s big FD-SOI plan, GlobalFoundries came to Grenoble to discuss its 22nm FD-SOI process scheduled to be qualified by early 2016.
Optimal+ Selects HP Vertica to Enable Semiconductor Companies to Harness the Power of Big Data
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Real-time, big data analytics empowers companies to increase product yield, productivity and quality.
ECIA Sales Trends Survey Finds Distributors, Manufacturers, & Reps Cautiously Optimistic
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
The latest ECIA Sales Trends survey has the North American market showing growth in calendar quarter Q3 compared to the calendar quarter Q2.
Smartphone Saturation Becomes OEM Conundrum
Jim O'Reilly  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Smartphone sales are down and OEMs should be worried. Creating new features to enhance brand differentiation is getting harder and harder.
Last Week to Register for DoT 2014 With Special Pricing
Suzanne Deffree  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Advance rates for Designers of Things expire Friday, Sept. 12. Register this week to save up to $150 on your VIP, Tech, or Demo Pass.
Li Tong Group (LTG) Names Linda Li Chief Strategy Officer
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Widely recognized expert tapped to oversee new markets, continued growth, research and development and investor relations.
Advance, Achieve, Succeed with the New Institute for Supply Management Mastery Model
EBN Newswire  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
New global standards of excellence outline the path to success as the profession evolves.
Integrated Business Planning in the New Value Chain
Susan Fourtané  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Successful supply chain business planning depends on integration between the financial and operations plans.
Woz Wows with Humanitarianism
R. Colin Johnson  
6/26/2015   Post a comment
Steve Wozniak single-handedly designed the Apple-I and after forming Apple with Steve Jobs also designed the Apple-II personal computer (PC), although Jobs oversaw the design of the case for the Apple-II.
Smart Shirt Adorns IoT Efforts
Rick Merritt  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
A smart T-shirt and a new Internet of Things research program with a low cost air quality sensor were announced by researchers at Imec and the Holst Center.
Riverwood Solutions Appoints Pat Meagher to Lead New Product Realization Services Group
EBN Newswire  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
Company unveils new service to navigate businesses through hardware development cycle, dramatically improving performance, quality, cost, and time-to-market for new products.
USB Type-C Could Change the Laptop/Smartphone Supply Chain
Pablo Valerio  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
The new connection standard called USB Type-C could solve the connectivity nightmare most users face when buying a new device. The new standard could disrupt the manufacturing and distributing of USB devices, but that is a good thing.
Identify the Right Procurement Strategy for a Better Bottom Line
Mike McDonald  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
Organizations that have a clear identity are best able to identify and implement a clear and successful procurement strategy.
Manufacturers & Companies Are Struggling with ‘Conflict Minerals’ Reporting
Tracey Schelmetic  
6/24/2015   (2) comments
In attempts to weed out illicit 3TG trade and funding to the warlords and their violent causes, the US does not outright ban conflict mineral use, but it believes the public SEC filings will discourage companies from using DRC-region sources, encourage them to take action on their supply chains, and (over the long term) spawn alternative materials.
3 Must-Haves for Ensuring Supply Chain Continuity
Sean Rollings  
6/24/2015   Post a comment
There are many potential sources of disruption to continuity of supply, but these sources only become inordinate disruptions when companies have not integrated the three must-haves into their supply networks: visibility, intelligent response, and network-wide collaboration.
Chip Stacks at 30,000 Feet
Rick Merritt  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
A chance encounter on a plane with Nvidia’s Jen-Hsun Huang shed just a little light on the road to chip stacks as Moore’s Law slows.
EICC Strengthens Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
At the Source  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Recent announcements from the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition puts a spot light on human labor rights and bst practices around green house gas emissions.
Direct & Indirect Procurement Are Worlds Apart
Greg Johnsen  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Using the same approach to direct and indirect procurement is likely a path to disaster.
Counterfeit Parts Persist in the Face of Arrests & Convictions
Rob Spiegel  
6/22/2015   (1) comment
Despite the crackdown on counterfeiters in the US and China, the problem is more rampant than ever, causing competitors to come together to educate customers and train border patrol workers on how to identify bogus bearings and other parts.
Perfect Parts Aims to Incite Online Component Revolution
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/22/2015   Post a comment
Independant distributor Perfect Parts is trying to create a new standard for product information sources with the world's largest online parts catalog in the world.
Building U.S. Ownership of IoT
Jim O'Reilly  
6/22/2015   Post a comment
On-shoring sensors may be the most sensible option to meet the needs of the exploding Internet of Things market.
Manufacturing Day Welcomes Kronos & MSC Industrial Supply as Silver and Bronze Sponsors for 2015
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
The Manufacturing Day co-producers are pleased to welcome back Kronos and MSC Industrial Supply as sponsors for a second consecutive year.
Sager Electronics to Acquire Norvell Electronics
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Sager Electronicsannounced that it has entered into a purchase agreement to acquire Norvell Electronics.
UPS Releases Fifth Annual High Tech Survey Results
EBN Newswire  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
UPS Change in Chain Survey finds: 74% expect high-tech exports to grow at the same or faster pace 45% of survey respondents using new right-shoring strategy 71% said they are already selling products in China 70% have hands-on experience with 3D printing
Escalating Climate Change on the Electronics Industry’s Agenda
Pamela Gordon  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
As much or more than any other industry, the electronics industry needs to start tackling the topic of climate change sooner rather than later.
Luring Gen Z Workers Over the Generation Gap
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs need to start looking at the horizon and making moves to attract Millenial and Generation Z workers to fill a growing gap in the workforce.
Design Engineers Are at the Center of the Industrial Automation Sourcing Process
William Ng  
6/18/2015   Post a comment
A recent Design News-exclusive study proves that engineering professionals are at the very forefront of this push into the future and making direct financial, performance, and value impact on their organizations by being personally involved or final decision-makers on automation solution and component choices.
Logistics Don’t Always Deliver Joy
Ariella Brown  
6/18/2015   Post a comment
Logistics may be the path to real business advantage and brand differentiation for the average electronics OEM and retailer.
Dimensional Pricing is Here to Stay
Joe Bartone  
6/18/2015   Post a comment
Dimensional pricing is more than just a flash in the pan. It's rapidly evolving as an industry standard.
Paris Air Show Grounds Drones — Again
Junko Yoshida  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Despite its commitment to displaying machines designed to fly, there are unwelcome flying objects at the Paris Air Show. Drones are grounded.
Coupa Announces Supplier Information Management Early Access Program
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6/17/2015   Post a comment
Coupa Announces Supplier Information Management Early Access Program
Avnet Electronics Marketing Experts to Address IoT and Embedded Linux Development Opportunities at Freescale Technology Forum
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6/17/2015   Post a comment
Avnet Electronics Marketing announced that four Avnet technical experts will be among the featured presenters at the Freescale Technology Forum
Kia Selects Microchip’s MOST150 Devices for Telematics Service in Flagship Kia K900 Model’s Infotainment Network
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Luxury Sedan’s Infotainment System Builds on Kia’s Years of Experience With MOST Networking Technology
Ramifications of Moore’s Law Leads to Trillions of Dollars Added to the Global Economy
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
The exponential advances predicted by Moore’s Law have transformed the world we live in. The ongoing innovation, invention and investment in technology and the effects that arise from it are likely to enable continued advances along this same path in the future, according to a new report.
APICS and APICS SCC Announce New Affiliate, Sponsor & APICS One Programs
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Premier supply chain association provides organizations with expanded engagement opportunities.
Li Tong Group (LTG) Launches Microsoft’s First Consumer Trade-In Platform in Hong Kong Market
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Global software giant turns to trusted partner Li Tong Group (LTG) to manage trade-in arrangement and machine disposal platform.
Revisiting Supply Chain Segmentation
Logical Link  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
As the supply chain changes, best practices change with it. It may be that the love affair with segmentation may be over in the face of increased complexity.
Product Stewardship Evolves as Industry Imperative
Todd Ellis  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
Product stewardship needs to address the electronic devices we design and build from cradle to grave. Understanding the goal and the impact of our efforts is a good place to start.
Coupa Leads Industry Innovation with Release 13
EBN Newswire  
6/17/2015   Post a comment
More than 65 new features continue tradition of rapid innovation while advancing platform’s ability to provide Savings-as-a-Service
Google’s Sidewalk Labs: Exploring Better City Living
Thomas Claburn  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Sidewalk Labs will help lay the foundation for real-time oversight of civic activities and resources through sensors, software, and ubiquitous connectivity. It will be Google's path to smart city projects.
Robots Improve Logistics in the Electronics Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Robotics may be a key technology in meeting the demand in the electronics supply chain for greater logistics efficiency.
Impact Your Business with Supply Chain Analytics
Shane Snyder  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain analytics tools are vital for managing both automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology and labor force behind them.
North American Electronics Sales Slowed in Q1 2015 but Outlook is Positive
Latest Research  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
North America sales growth for printed circuit boards (PCBs), electronics manufacturing services (EMS) and semiconductors experienced a gradual softening in the first quarter of 2015 after strengthening in the fourth quarter of 2014.
Newark element14 Introduces B&K Precision High-Performance Benchtop DC Electronic Loads
EBN Newswire  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 has introduced the B&K Precision’s 8600 Series programmable DC electronic loads which deliver the performance of modular system in a compact benchtop form factor.
FusionOps Announces Supply Chain Analytics For Retailers
EBN Newswire  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
New FusionOps Retail Solution Designed For Retailers Reinventing Their Supply Chain To Support Multi- Channel Strategy
Orange Selects E2open to Provide End-to-End Supply Chain Visibility & Collaboration
EBN Newswire  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Cloud-Based Supply Chain Platform to Serve Orange’s Global Extended Supplier Network
Embedded Market Study Digs into Concerns, Trends for Electronics Industry
Rich Quinnel  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
While many things remain the same, there are changes afoot in such things as processor size, operating system choices, and developer concerns as embedded development evolves, the Embedded Market Study finds.
Electronics OEMs Invited to End Human Trafficking & Slavery
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Slavery and human trafficking are a clear and present part of today's electronics supply chain. However, it doesn't have to be. Two industry organizations are working together to move toward change.
Top High-Tech Supply Chain Topics in Pictures
Susan Fourtané  
6/15/2015   Post a comment
Global electronics supply chain leaders gathered in May in Amsterdam at the annual High-Technology and Electronics Supply Chain Summit to discuss the future of the high-technology supply chain.
Omnichannel Retail Stresses Demand New Tools
Puga Sankara  
6/12/2015   Post a comment
To deliver the omnichannel experience to customers, retailers need to invest in more sophisticated tools.
The Supplier Strategic Sourcing Process Explained
Kelly Barner  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
While people may talk about the procurement process, the procurement discipline actually encompasses a number of different processes. They include spend analysis, supplier relationship management, and contract management, just to name a few.
Top 5 Supply Chain Headaches Created by Retail
Puga Sankara  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
To paraphrase physician and businessman Nelson Jackson, you cannot do today’s job with yesterday’s tools, methods, and processes and expect to be in business tomorrow.
Get a Glimpse of the Future of Machine Vision & Robotics
Peter Gasperini  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
Today's machine vision applications are interesting, but the future may hold even more compelling uses.
First Quarter 2015 4K TV Growth Strong As Overall LCD TV Shipments Slow, IHS Says
Latest Research  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
4K TV shipments grow nearly 400 percent as LCD TV demand softens and growth slows to its lowest level in six quarters.
Big Brother at the Wheel
Junko Yoshida  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
'A car is one's second living room today,' says Audi chief. 'That's private. The only person who needs access to the data onboard is the customer.'
Manufacturing Day 2015 Plans Off to a Strong Start
EBN Newswire  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Fueled by record setting participation last year, a wealth of activities are in the works for Manufacturing Day 2015, scheduled for October 2, the fourth annual industry grassroots event that’s celebrated across North America.
New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers & Intelligence into IoT Devices
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6/10/2015   Post a comment
New Anaren “Sensor Element Library” Enables Easy Integration of Sensor Drivers & Intelligence into IoT Devices.
Seeing the Future of Machine Vision Technology
Peter Gasperini  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Machine vision promises to extend the capabilities of the Internet of Things in ways that we are only begining to imagine.
Labels: Your Passport to Your Global Marketplace
Deborah Grant  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Labeling has a key place in the search for higher quality that is a hallmark of the electronics manufacturing industry.
Measurable Progress on Corporate Sustainability
EBN Newswire  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Motorola Solutions 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report highlights investments in employees and communities; details reduced environmental impact
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Should Machines Officiate at Sports?
Fred Molinari  
6/9/2015   Post a comment
Machines can do a better job that people at making some calls in sports. Why do we hesitate to use them or embrace the information they provide?
Autonomous Driving Revs Up the Supply Chain
Bruce Gain  
6/9/2015   Post a comment
The auto industry promises new opportunities for the electronic componenet industry--and big changes to the supply chain.
Should a Smartwatch Be a Watch?
Junko Yoshida  
6/8/2015   Post a comment
With iPhone, Apple wasn't making a phone. It was creating a new product category whose main purpose was a great Internet connection on a handset.
e-Waste's Green Thumb: Grow ROI, Reduce Supply Chain Risk
Lisa Ann Cairns  
6/8/2015   Post a comment
E-waste challenges and volumes mount, but remarketing drives new supply chain business growth.
Business Buyers Take Center Stage in Online Sales
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/5/2015   (3) comments
E-commerce leaders are taking a look at the potentially lucrative market. Should distributors be worried?
IoT Gets Sane Forecast at Event
Rick Merritt  
6/4/2015   (1) comment
At his first ever IoT event, Linley Gwennap will roll out a grounded forecast for the Internet of Things and thoughts on the chip technology behind it.
Respect EU Project Focus on Designing Privacy First
Pablo Valerio  
6/4/2015   Post a comment
Corporations and governments need to incorporate privacy in the design of new products and services. The EU funded (FP7) Respect project studies how to limit the collection and storage of unnecessary data and to find a balance between data protection needs and data protection and privacy.
2015 Mergers, Acquisitions & Change in the Global Electronics Industry
Steve Taranovich  
6/3/2015   (1) comment
Recent big deals that are changing the face of electronics globally include the final blow to what once was the US telecom infrastructure unit of AT&T—Lucent Technologies---Alcatel-Lucent and now Nokia.
In Case of Emergency: Put Labeling on the Disaster Recovery List
Deborah Grant  
6/3/2015   Post a comment
When disaster strikes, getting products labeled accurately is a critical part of keeping products moving through the supply chain.
element14 Community kicks off new design competition – The Vertical Farming Challenge 

EBN Newswire  
6/2/2015   Post a comment
15 individuals will use technology to create IoT-enabled indoor farms.
Intel/Qualcomm: The Last Big Move
Rick Merritt  
6/2/2015   Post a comment
In the chip game, two big dominoes are waiting to fall.
Supply Chain Makes or Breaks Wearable Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2015   (2) comments
The wearables marketing is growing at an astonishing rate. OEMs who wnat to cash in on the trend, though, need the right supply chain in order to succeed.
ThomasNet & ISM Celebrate the Supply Chain Industry’s Future Leaders
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6/2/2015   Post a comment
Building on Success, Organizations Re-launch “30 Under 30 Rising Supply Chain Stars” Recognition Program
Avago / Broadcom Merger to Rank Third Largest Semiconductor Supplier, Says IHS
Julien Happich  
6/1/2015   Post a comment
Avago's acquisition of Broadcom moves semiconductor mergers to a new level, according to market research firm IHS.
Changing the Perception of Supply Chain Planning
Logical Link  
6/1/2015   Post a comment
The choice of supply chain planning tools abounds, but for the most part users remain unsatisfied with the results.
Avago-Broadcom Deal: What’s in It for You?
Junko Yoshida  
5/29/2015   Post a comment
Where is the affinity – or any apparent good vibe – connecting Avago to Broadcom?
IoT Rises as New Norm for Transportation & Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2015   Post a comment
Although consumers may be most enamored by the Apple Watch or other technological toys, the really exciting uses will be in the realm of industrial IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
Newark element14 Introduces Isolated DC/DC Converter Series from Murata
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 today introduces Murata’s new NXE1 series of cost-effective 1W Isolated DC/DC Converters.
Volvo Cars Upgrade to Microchip’s MOST150 Devices for Ethernet Packet Transport in All-New Volvo XC90 Model’s Infotainment Network
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
MOST150 Standard Carries Ethernet Packets According to IEEE 802.3 Spec, Providing the Only Proven, Automotive-Ready In-Car Ethernet Physical Layer
Paragon Software Systems Announces Mobile Proof of Delivery System
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
FleXipod Reduces Paperwork, Admin Time and Improves Customer Service
IoT Security Groundswell Gathers
Rick Merritt  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
After plenty of talk, a wave of real action aimed at solving the Internet of Things's security problems is on the rise.
QuickLogic Announces SenseMe Software Library Licensing for Smartphone, Wearable, & IoT Applications
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
o Extensive library of sensor fusion algorithms available for independent software licensing o C-based algorithms for ease of integration and portability o Industry-leading accuracy and computational efficiency enhances users experience while minimizing power consumption and memory footprint
Optimal+ Hosts Inaugural User Group Meeting June 3-4 in Newport Beach, California
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
Leading IDM and Fabless Semiconductor Companies to Share Best Practices for Enterprise-Wide Real-Time Big Data Analytics in Semiconductor Manufacturing
New England Meeting To Focus on Electronic Components Industry Topics: Registration Closes June 18th
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
The Electronic Component Industry Association (ECIA) and Electronics Representatives Association (ERA) announce the New England Regional Series.
Newark element14 Becomes Official Distributor of MATLAB and Simulink for Students
EBN Newswire  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
Newark element14 announced that it is now an official distributor of MATLAB® and Simulink® Student Suite, a professional grade suite of tools allowing students to model, simulate and analyze projects in software and then program hardware using the same tools commercial engineers and scientists use every day.
IoT to Deliver $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
We’ve come a long way in the task of connecting people and systems and we'll go much further with IoT in ways that will positively impact the supply chain.
CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains
Junko Yoshida  
5/27/2015   Post a comment
Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
IoT & Industry Regulations: New Standard in Global Business
Deborah Grant  
5/27/2015   (2) comments
When emerging technology and compliance issues collide, manuafacturers ahve to work hard to stay ahead of the curve.
Kanban Logistics Receives AS 9100 Quality Standard Certification
EBN Newswire  
5/26/2015   Post a comment
Kanban Logistics, a North Carolina-based third party logistics provider serving the Mid-Atlantic Region, has received a certificate of registration for the AS9100 quality standard.




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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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