Defining Computer Reliability

Imagine you launch the messaging app on your phone and it turns on the camera instead. Or your laptop only powers up 30 percent of the time. Neither of these scenarios would be a pleasant experience. Most of us would probably ditch the offending device into the nearest trash bin. We expect our…


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Advantages of Predictive Analytics in Manufacturing

Data analytics is the practice of examining raw data to find insight and even answers to a company’s select questions. For businesses like manufacturing, it’s used to figure out key information such as why plants are breaking down or identifying trends like customer purchases during hurricane…


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Power Over Ethernet: What It Is and Where is It Going

Technology is wonderful. Electronics allow people to do many things more quickly, thoroughly, and with less effort. Unfortunately, all those devices require power which may not always be easily accessible. A former mall undergoing renovation into a medical clinic may not have enough power outlets…


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SSD or HDD: Which Should I Choose?

Nowadays, it almost seems like consumers have unlimited digital storage space available to them. In 1983, a box of 10 5.25″ floppy disks with 360Kb of space cost $45. Today, a two-terabyte USB drive costs less than $20. Because space is no longer at a premium, the critical question customers…


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4 Routes to Help Automakers’ Sustainability Efforts

Sustainability and other “green practices” are part of many industries’ strategic goals around the globe. Car manufacturing, especially, has it high on their objective list since transportation is the number one source of greenhouse gas emissions. Being an environmentally-conscious company…


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4 Trends in Supply Chains 2022 (And How to Prepare for Them)

Back in 2021, we wrote, A Practical Approach to Supply Chain Risk Management. In the post, we covered the risks to manufacturers’ supply chains at the time, how to create a management plan, and what to include in it. This time, we’re covering four of those risks currently trending for 2022, and how…


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Why Industrial Plants and Factories Need Small Form Factor PCs

The industrial sector can be an extreme place for electronics like a computer. Something as simple as the computer placement can be extremely challenging. Available space for a regular-sized PC and monitor is limited, or support structures to hold the setup are too fragile.  Then there are the…


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3 Challenges to Consider When Picking a Forklift Computer

First introduced in the early 20th century, the forklift greatly affected productivity across many industries. Workers could now move large numbers of bulky items quickly, easily, and safely. With the arrival of the computer, many industries added asset and inventory management to the…


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Best Practices for Manufacturers When Going Green

You already know that going green involves redesigning a single product or process at your facility to make it more environmentally-friendly. And that being sustainable is looking at a product’s entire life-cycle as a whole, like sourcing goods composed of recyclable materials, processed locally in…


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How RFID and Barcode Scanners are Reducing Production Errors

Wouldn’t it be great if no one made errors? Unfortunately, that’s not the world we live in. Errors in production from not enough raw material to miscounting shipping containers can impact a business’s bottom line. It’s estimated, for example, a wrongly shipped order can cost companies…


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