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Shiny and new vs. tried and true

If your business operates on a COBOL mainframe and you’re lacking resources, don’t worry. You don’t need to get rid of COBOL or upgrade to a different system—you just need the right support, and it’s still out there.  Crisis calls for COBOL  The pandemic has

PTC/User Global Summit 2024

The Future of Manufacturing Management: Insights from PTC/User Global Summit 2024 This year the PTC/User Global Summit took place in sunny Orlando, Florida. It was an action-packed three days full of rich content and discussions. Robert Hogg of NASA JPL, Keynote speaker, started with an

Connecting Enterprise Systems

Where to Begin How do you connect your company’s enterprise systems? When companies decide to embark on the journey of enterprise data connectivity a well thought out blueprint is required. And even the most well intentioned projects can easily scale up in size and duration

Overcoming PTC Windchill Challenges

Capability Overload PTC has many components and solutions to choose from, and it can be overwhelming to know where and how to start. Before diving into solution selection, determine your business objective and goals. Taking this step will make it easier to review PTC solutions

Liveworx is best LIVE and in person

Liveworx was the place to be this year for all things digital transformation and digital thread.  More than 5,000 people were there to network, see the wide breadth of solutions that PTC provides and get some hands-on demonstrations and insights into what’s ahead. Element Consulting

Connect your shop floor. See real results.

By Eric Larson  What is a connected shop floor?  A connected shop floor is when a manufacturing facility uses digital technology to allow seamless sharing of information between people, machines, and sensors via a hybrid-cloud based model. This transition empowers workers by giving them easy access

Process planning for the manufacturing win

By Eric Larson  What is process planning?  Process planning is a step, typically completed by the manufacturing or operations departments, within engineering or manufacturing companies.  At a high level, process planning documents the steps and processes used to manufacture, inspect, assemble or repair a product.

What is digital transformation?

Unless you have been hiding under a rock, you have probably heard the latest technology buzz words – and digital transformation was most likely one of them.  So, what does digital transformation mean? Let’s break it down.  The traditional definition of digital transformation is “the