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What Is Smart Manufacturing and Why Should You Care?

    Smart Manufacturing is a term with many definitions that all have one theme in common: using new technologies and capabilities to gain competitive advantage.     The Ideal and The Reality At Ectobox, we say that a company is a “Smart Manufacturing” company when they have fully integrated solutions which empower them to […]

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Why should your manufacturing company look at the Internet of Things?

Your manufacturing company likely has business goals which include growing revenue, margins, and profits, as well as beating out the competition. In today’s market, those goals are increasingly difficult to achieve.  Companies must continue to become more efficient, increase output, work for more demanding customers, work under increasing regulations, all the while continuing  to earn […]

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Ectobox Launches Internet of Things (IoT) Service

IoT Business Transformation Plan Launched Targets Growth-Minded Manufacturers Ectobox, Inc., a custom software development firm specializing in the manufacturing industry, announced the launch of its Internet of Things (IoT) Business Transformation Plan for manufacturers today. The Internet of Things, or IoT, refers to data that is pulled from devices or machines (“things”) and then securely […]

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How to Evaluate Prospective Vendors, Part III – Value as Return on Investment

This is the third post in a 3-part series on how to evaluate prospective vendors.   Evaluating Value as Return on Investment (ROI)         Another way to inform decisions about whether a vendor will be a good one is by quantifying the value the vendor delivers. You can measure this value in […]

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How to Evaluate Prospective Vendors, Part II – Doing the Right Work at the Right Time

This is the second post in a 3-part series on how to evaluate prospective vendors. You’ve worked hard to build your business, and probably spent a lot of money and experienced a lot of stress. In planning for future growth, you don’t need any more obstacles standing in your way, especially those unintentionally created by your […]

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Banish Uncertainty and Revolutionize Your Business with an IoT Business Transformation Plan

The good news is that in this digital age, no company needs to operate in the dark anymore. Leveraging the Internet of Things (IoT) in the right way can help you banish uncertainty.