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Cyber Hacking: Ransomware Hackers Hit Manufacturing Hard

By Dick Weisinger

A report by Fortinet found that over just the seven months between October 2015 and April 2016 that there were 8.63 million hacking attacks made against just 59 manufacturers that were surveyed. Not all of these attacks are ransomware, but

Internet of Things: Annual Global Spending on IoT Edging Quickly Towards $1 Trillion

By Dick Weisinger

The Internet of Things (IoT) is spreading fast.  A recent IDC report predicts that by 2020 that the Internet of Things (IoT) annual global sales will exceed $1.29 trillion.  In 2016, global IoT spending was $737 billion, which includes investments in

Embedded Analytics: Analytics as We Know it Today Will Turn Invisible

By Dick Weisinger

The close integration of analytics with standard business applications is called Embedded Analytics. Common applications where embedded analytics is used include CRM, ERP and financial systems. Embedded analytics are tuned to work with specific types of data and provide very targeted built-in

3D Printing: Industrial Manufacturing to be Transformed by Additive Manufacturing

By Dick Weisinger

The use of 3D printing is expected to grow dramatically over the next years, particularly in the areas of industrial manufacturing and healthcare. Gartner identified 3D printing as a top ten strategic technology in 2016.  David Cearley, Gartner vice president,

Big Data and Data Anonymization: Is Anonymization an Illusion?

By Dick Weisinger

Data Anonymization is a method for removing personally identifiable information from a data set to protect the privacy of the individual or company that the data was collected from.  It is sometimes also called data obfuscation.  With the increasing use