Top 5 Manufacturing Business Technology stories for December 2009

Handheld computing, supply chain integration, social media impact, getting value from information technology, and digital design software were among leading concerns.

By Mark T. Hoske December 29, 2009

Leading interests among Manufacturing Business Technology site readers this month include handheld computing, supply chain integration, social media impact, getting value from information technology, and digital design software.

The top five articles read at Manufacturing Business Technology during December 2009 (to date) reflect interest in:

1. Embedded devices and handheld computing with Intel’s acquisition of Wind River ;
2. Manufacturing IT’s relation to Walmart’s tighter supply chain integration ;
3. Social media impact on enterprise resource planning ;
4. Research on social media and ERP ;
5. Value that IT departments bring (or don’t bring) to an enterprise ;
Also ranking high among readers was interest in new technologies:
– Digital design at Lockheed Martin ; and a
– Photovoltaic installation at Schneider Electric Palatine .

– Mark T. Hoske, online products editor, Manufacturing Business Technology , MBT, www.mbtmag.com


Author Bio: Mark Hoske has been Control Engineering editor/content manager since 1994 and in a leadership role since 1999, covering all major areas: control systems, networking and information systems, control equipment and energy, and system integration, everything that comprises or facilitates the control loop. He has been writing about technology since 1987, writing professionally since 1982, and has a Bachelor of Science in Journalism degree from UW-Madison.