Enterprise Manufacturing Intelligence (EMI) refers to fast, meaningful data sharing between shop floor and business office. In the May issue of Automation World, I explore this topic in the magazine's Automation Team column. The article is titled EMI Connects the Dots of Industrial Information.
I was fortunate to have two features in the May issue of Manufacturing Executive. The first one (How High the Cloud) was mentioned in an earlier post. My other feature, Cultivating a Profitable Workforce, discussed workforce management strategy.
My article on the new Windows 7 operating system appeared in the May issue of Automation World. The feature, Windows 7 is Not Vista, talks about how the new Microsoft operating system opens the door to a full scope of available computing technologies without drawing too much attention to itself.
Manufacturing Executive published my feature on SaaS software in their May issue. The article, “How High the Cloud,” discusses SaaS versus traditional on-premise business software.
The article provides an excellent, in-depth analysis of the total cost of ownership of cloud-based software versus traditional on-premise applications. The results of which may be a surprise to some.
Karen Riccio, the editor-in-chief of Data Center Management, the journal of AFCOM, recently asked me to begin contributing a monthly column. The column will cover everything regarding data center management, from personnel to facility management issues.
Naturally, my column will have a data center perspective regardless of the topic at hand. My first column is schedule to appear in the September/October issue.
It is an honor to be asked to be a regular columnist for Data Center Management after being a contributor for several years.