Manufacturing Technologies

The PROS and cons of big data for manufacturers

Big data by Marius B
Posted on 9 Aug 2012 by

Big data is an area that seems almost recession-proof. It has seen incredible growth as companies feeling the pinch turn to big data companies to give them the competitive edge.

But what exactly is big data? And how can the average manufacturer use such vast swathes of complex data to its advantage? TM’s Kimberley Barber caught up with Tim Girgenti, Chief Marketing Officer at PROS to find out.

Is the UK losing the innovation race?

Posted on 23 Jul 2012 by

Felicity Burch, an economist at manufacturers’ organisation EEF, blogs on the juxtaposition between how the government says it is going to support R&D and what is actually happening on the ground…