I am sure we all have heard of information technology or IT solutions, which are typically systems designed to run at an enterprise level. These would include ERP, CRM and in some cases, maintenance or even PLM solutions. You may also have heard of operational technology or OT solutions, which are typically systems dedicated to operational functions such as PLC, SCADA, Data Historians, MES and other solutions deployed to a much smaller audience with a very specific function in mind.
Techweek Kansas City 2016 is fast approaching. In less than two weeks, innovators, entrepreneurs and techies will come together to explore tech trends in Kansas City and beyond. Techweek is a festival that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship now taking place in eight major cities. Kansas City joined the roster last year and drew more than 4,000 attendees for a week of thought-provoking sessions and stimulating networking opportunities. If the schedule is any indication, this year’s event, running September 12–17, will be just as inspiring.
The promise of digital business is increased top and bottom line performance. The digital nodes that are coming online and being made available are vast, and many of them speak different languages. The ability to unite and share information among nodes is the digital thread, a key component in the transformation to a digital supply chain.
Digital business was a central theme of this year’s INFOCUS, with a special focus on its key “enabling technologies.” What are those technologies? You’ve heard of them before: mobility, cloud and the Internet of Things (IoT). Throughout the conference and in the Oracle and DSI keynotes, speakers made clear that there is no single technology trend that can drive digital business. Rather, it’s the way that businesses use a combination of these technologies that can make a real difference to the top and bottom line.
Bis Industries, a leading Australian provider of services to the minerals and resources industries, supplies mining equipment to the coal industry on Australia’s East Coast. Helping the company’s customers get serious work done in challenging environments requires a thorough asset inspection process. To get assets back on hire faster and improve customer satisfaction, Bis Industries Underground division needed to eliminate manual inspection processes.
Version lock—a situation in which companies can’t change components of their IT portfolio because of integrations and interdependencies—isn’t just an IT problem. Version lock has a huge impact on the business because it can prevent departments and companies from pursuing strategic changes in business processes. Some examples include:
Transit Agency Streamlines Operations With Digital Supply Chain Platform
Utah Transit Authority (UTA) provides a public mass transportation system that includes a fleet of over a thousand vehicles from buses to locomotives covering a 1,600 square mile service area. On top of managing a diverse fleet, UTA must meet distinct requirements from vehicle maintenance and facilities upkeep to tracking parts and time.
You’ve likely seen articles that discuss how disruptive technology solutions will impact business and how digital business tools will enable you to define new markets and processes. An unintended consequence of these articles has been creating concern and fear in business leaders who may not be ready to adopt any of these technologies or who misunderstand how they may impact their companies. Some of the technologies and terms include:
Automating data collection is the critical first step in moving toward a digital supply chain that delivers the visibility, agility and scalability your company needs and your customers demand. Now, Oracle ERP Cloud users can take advantage of DSI’s longtime integrations and data collection expertise with the DSI Data Collection App, newly available in the Oracle Cloud Marketplace.
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DSI’s mobile-first application development platform has long led the way in giving companies the complete technological framework they need to quickly and easily develop, deploy and manage mobile apps that are tailored to their business processes.
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