Posts posted in December 2011
Social Media Intrigue
Bolaji Ojo 12/27/2011 (54) comments
How should individuals manage their private and business identities as social media continue to expand into enterprise environments?
Distributing More Than Components
Al Maag 12/27/2011 (24) comments
One of the best things about working in the Avnet communications department is that I get to learn about all the different community services events that employees are involved in.
Resilience in Complex Supply Networks
Lalit Wadhwa 12/22/2011 (15) comments
While configuring supply chains that account for every single risk is not feasible, some demonstrate better resilience -- that is, their ability to rebound from disruptive events is significantly better than others.
2011 Roundup & 2012 Outlook From the Open Market
Supply Chain Intelligence 12/22/2011 (20) comments
The past year saw two major, devastating natural disasters: Japan's earthquake and tsunami in March and, most recently, Thailand's flooding. Both of these unfortunate events led to global supply chain disruptions.
Counterfeit Parts Alarm US Military
Ken Manchen 12/21/2011 (42) comments
The US defense industry is particularly vulnerable to counterfeit electronic parts. It typically relies on military and commercial-grade "obsolete parts" to maintain its equipment.
Technologies Worth a Second Look
Barbara Jorgensen 12/20/2011 (31) comments
In an annual ranking of technology trends, Deloitte takes a look at re-emerging enablers technologies executives have spent time and resources on that deserve a second look.
RIM's Struggle to Succeed
Logical Link 12/19/2011 (38) comments
Not only did RIM not leverage its ecosystem and sell as many tablets as it could have in a potentially big market during a busy time of year, it now has to take a writedown for what it did produce.
Execs Cite Reasons for Onshoring
Barbara Jorgensen 12/16/2011 (15) comments
The jobs most likely to return to the US involve low-volume, high-precision, high-mix operations, as well as automated manufacturing and products that need technology improvements.
Five Things You Didn't Know About RoHS
Barbara Jorgensen 12/15/2011 (22) comments
Thanks to clarifications in the RoHS Recast, products that were subject to RoHS under the directive may not have to comply under the RoHS law. Don't assume that, once you are compliant, you are always compliant.
Three Feet From Gold
Anna Young 12/15/2011 (53) comments
Tablet PCs are experiencing a gold rush, but many OEMs lack the patience and market savvy to benefit from the expected growth.
Sobering Stats From the Supply Chain
Barbara Jorgensen 12/8/2011 (14) comments
On a scale of 1 to 10 (with 10 being the most optimistic), VentureOutsource respondents rate their current outlook at 5.34. That's down 10% from a survey the company conducted six months ago.
Following the Grid
Barbara Jorgensen 12/7/2011 (15) comments
Emerging markets, such as Eastern Europe and Latin America, will spend as much as $49 billion on smart metering alone.
Europe's Energy Picture
Logical Link 12/7/2011 (22) comments
Some European countries are moving away from nuclear energy, but others are building new plants. How will Europe meet its energy needs?
Securing the Smart Grid
Barbara Jorgensen 12/5/2011 (12) comments
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology recently concluded that the mishmash of agencies overseeing security of the smart grid is ill equipped to handle a cyberattack.
Bolaji Ojo 12/5/2011 (14) comments
Hardware is the expendable foot soldier in the ongoing ecosystem war. Is your hardware part of a system or a standalone device?
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