Guest Columns

Developing your Business Strategy for Augmented Reality

DETROIT - The continuously evolving manufacturing 4.0 ecosystem challenges many industrial firms, directly affecting their core operations, productivity, and profitability.  Some common issues may include: Skilled technician availability High operator turnover Long recruitment and training cycles Complex products and workspaces Isolated/remote operations As technology transforms the manufacturing workplace, so, too, does technology offer a way

By |2018-12-03T07:46:11+00:00November 30th, 2018|Guest Columns, News, Uncategorized|

Before You Head To The Airport For Your Thanksgiving Travels Read These Warnings

SAN FRANCISCO - Some of the busiest travel days of the year in the US are over the Thanksgiving and winter holidays. CNET.Com says lots of people at airports will be using their smartphones to surf the net and charge their devices ahead of a long flight. That makes airports prime targets for hackers. Here are a few tips

By |2018-11-15T17:16:13+00:00November 15th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

Facebook Offers Portal Smart Camera That Frames Person’s Face In Video Call

SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook's new video chat devices Portal and Portal Plus are now available for purchase in the US, but the thought of putting another video camera and microphone in the home might make some consumers feel uneasy. The social network has a bad track record when it comes to privacy and security. A massive security breach this year allowed hackers to steal personal information from

By |2018-11-09T11:32:50+00:00November 9th, 2018|Guest Columns|

Calling All Manufacturers: Take A Technology Survey by Oct. 29

AUBURN HILLS - In the last decade, the pace of change in the manufacturing industry can best be described as breakneck. New regulations that influence how things are made, an evolution in the way people buy and consume goods, and a strengthened economy have all encouraged shifts in the way manufacturers run their businesses –

By |2018-10-11T17:29:14+00:00October 7th, 2018|Guest Columns|

Proven Ways For Auto Dealerships To Attract Customers To Their Store

BIRMINGHAM, MI - Dealerships continue to struggle attracting local consumers to their stores with the increase in marketing channel competition.  The problems range from other brand competition to competition from within the brand.  Other sources include in-brand marketing channels from Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3. This doesn’t mean a dealership cannot find marketing

By |2018-10-05T09:40:06+00:00October 5th, 2018|Guest Columns, Social Media|

Leak Detection For Electric Vehicles Is Critical For Safety And Quality

DETROIT - More than 80 percent of all automotive leak testing relies on out-of-date methodology. Water-bath tests have been used in the auto industry for more than 125 years for example, but are not suitable on today’s production lines. Modern assembly lines require faster and much more accurate methods to ensure quality. Although it’s important

By |2018-09-19T16:35:42+00:00September 7th, 2018|Guest Columns|

MISCI And ITC Team Up For Distance Learning Program

DETROIT - A small, rural elementary school in northern Michigan. An urban charter school in California. Separated by thousands of miles, on any given day such schools may come together to learn about astronomy, weather, habitats and more through the Michigan Science Center's ECHO Distance Learning Program. ECHO, which stands for Engaging in Collaborative Hands-On learning, is part

By |2018-08-31T09:50:21+00:00August 31st, 2018|Guest Columns|

September Filled With Advanced Battery Technology Events In Metro Detroit

DETROIT - I hope you are all enjoying this last bit of summer before we head into the busy fall season! NextEnergy has been preparing to participate in some exciting events next month and we look forward to seeing many of you there.  On September 11-13, The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi will welcome back

By |2018-08-21T19:53:32+00:00August 21st, 2018|Guest Columns|

Stock Options, IPOs and Acquisitions Accelerate Cybertalent Divide

LANSING - Everywhere you look, cybersecurity is booming. There are the scary, dark sides of this story, with data breaches being reported almost daily, foreign actors trying to influence our elections and smart cities needing more protection. But there are also huge professional success stories with companies and people working in cybersecurity that are making national headlines. Here are two examples

By |2018-08-17T12:40:52+00:00August 17th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|

From Critical Infrastructure to Elections to Autos: Management of Cyber-Risk Takes Center Stage

LANSING - At a Cyber Summit in NYC this past week, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced that they are establishing a new joint center to provide a centralized home for collaborative, sector-specific and cross-sector risk management efforts to better protect critical infrastructure. The fact sheet regarding this new DHS Center can be seen here.

By |2018-08-17T10:44:41+00:00August 17th, 2018|Cyber Defense, Guest Columns|