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How Manufacturers can Mitigate the Security Risks of IoT

As manufacturers strive to improve their efficiencies and use of data through the Internet of Things, they could be further opening the door to security breaches. While organizations need not fear IoT, they need to proceed cautiously with robust security and monitoring systems as they put more Internet-enabled devices on their factory floors.

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How American Manufacturing can become “Smarter”

While many American manufacturers are creating smarter processes through IoT and analytics, these capabilities are expected to grow even further in the coming years.

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Why Companies Are Boosting R&D While Other Business Investments Lag

American companies are spending more on research and development than a year ago, providing a welcome bright spot in the overall troublesome pace of business investment in the U.S. economy. And the permanence of the federal R&D tax credit since 2015 likely has played a significant role in this trend.

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How a Consumer Goods CEO Built a Post-Merger Executive Team

CEOs face all kinds of challenges when it comes to forming and maintaining an effective and cohesive leadership team. Trying to do so as the result of a merger during slack U.S. economic conditions is one of the most challenging situations of all.

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More CEOs Try to Get Ahead of Climate Change

For most CEOs, “climate change” has been one of those far-off risk factors that must show up in a company’s shareholder documents for the Securities and Exchange Commission, a vague and pro forma threat like “geopolitical risks” and “acts of God” that read more like fine print than actionable possibilities.

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U.S. Manufacturing’s Productivity Depends on the Sector and Point of View

In the highly politicized environment leading up to the 2016 presidential election, there are varying and drastically differing viewpoints about the state of manufacturing in the United States. Some argue that American manufacturing is doomed, while others say it's rapidly growing and entering a new era of productivity.

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Why U.S. Manufacturers Need to Put People First

Manufacturing is enjoying a comeback, but mid-market and smaller companies need to raise their game if they want to succeed in today’s global marketplace.

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CEOs Barra, Rometty Rejuvenate Tech Brands by Partnering Them

When it comes to two of their oldest tech brands—OnStar and Watson—both General Motors CEO Mary Barra and IBM CEO Virginia Rometty face the challenge of optimizing platforms that haven’t been delivering the results they could.

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