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IDC Manufacturing Insights recently published a short primer on many of the terms that are becoming familiar to those responsible for driving IoT initiatives within manufacturing companies.

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Where is PLM going in the Cloud?

By Jeff Hojlo

The front end of innovation (ideation, early stage design) and supplier collaboration are two PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) processes that have been deployed in the cloud by some manufacturers, and in Methods and Practices: 2015 Product and Service Innovation Survey — Ensuring Quality Is the Primary Goal (IDC Manufacturing Insights #MI256998, June 2015), these two areas remain a focus. Furthermore, quality management is the top overall PLM process that manufacturers want to deploy in the cloud; it also ranks as the top overall initiative.

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Infor Announces Acquistion of GT Nexus

By John Santagate

Infor announced today that it has entered into an agreement to acquire the world's largest cloud based global commerce platform, GT Nexus, for $675 million. This acquisition brings together two highly innovative organizations, with a complementary solution set that will deliver for customers "the first global commerce cloud with end-to-end control and visibility for the production of direct goods"

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