Siemens is expanding its longstanding partnership with SAP with plans to co-sell existing digital products focused on production and supply chains. The companies also plan to create a new industrial cloud-based service that aims to close the loop between IT and OT systems through a model-based digital thread. Featured Apple's Spring Loaded event: The five biggest announcements Apple pushes M1 competitive advantage with iPad Pro and iMac updates Microsoft marches toward launching its 'Cloud PC' service, possibly this summer The best VPN services: Safe and fast don't come free The expanded co-selling efforts are designed to leverage elements of Siemens' Xcelerator portfolio of software and services, including Teamcenter, MindSphere, and Mendix, together with SAP's Intelligent Asset Management, Enterprise Portfolio and Project Management cloud applications. With an initial focus on discrete manufacturing, Siemens plans to offer SAP's Asset Intelligence … [Read more...] about Siemens, SAP expand partnership with focus on production and supply chains
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Item tracking for Apple fans Apple AirTags Pro tracking Tile Pro Apple AirTags are affordable item trackers that integrate directly with the Find My app. You can personalize and accessorize it, replace the battery yourself, and it has many built-in security and privacy features. It utilizes Bluetooth LE, U1 ultra-wideband, and NFC. From $29 at Apple Tile Pro has a mighty 400-foot Bluetooth range and is tough and durable. It is equipped with Tile's loudest alarm, has a large user network, and has a user-replaceable battery. However, you need Tile Premium for certain features. $35 at Amazon When it comes to Apple AirTags vs. Tile Pro , we think the new AirTags are the better choice for Apple users. There's a lot to love about seamless Find My integration, a huge user base ready to go, and other great features like Precision Finding with an iPhone 11 or iPhone 12 and the U1 chip. Apple AirTags vs Tile Pro: The full breakdown Source: iMore … [Read more...] about Apple AirTags vs Tile Pro: Which should you buy?
The latest research from the 2021 Connected Benchmark report found that the average organization runs 843 individual applications. The report also found that only 29% of applications on average are integrated. With the average lifetime of an application being just four years, organizations must evolve away from being hierarchical and hardwired toward being flexible and open to change -- a composable enterprise. Marketing departments represent a line-of-business with many business applications that are mostly not integrated. The marketing technology landscape has exploded in the past decade. Just look at the trend of Scott Brinker 's Marketing Technology Landscape logo map over the past ten years: State of Marketing research from Salesforce shows that marketing leaders top challenges are customer engagements in real time, innovation, creating a cohesive customer journey across all channels, unifying customer data sources and sharing a unified view of customer data across … [Read more...] about A cure for marketing’s ‘Frankenstack’ syndrome
Apple announced major upgrades to its iPad Pro tablets at its 20 April Spring Loaded event, including the addition of the new M1 chip which launched last November in the new MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and Mac mini computers. So what can you expect from the new iPad Pro with M1? The design hasn't really changed. Both the iPad Pro 11 and iPad Pro 12.9in have the same bezels and colour – with only the 12.9in option only getting 0.5mm thicker and 41g heavier. What you do get is up to 50% faster performance, thanks to the M1's 8-core CPU and 8-core GPU, along with 40% faster graphics compared to the 2020 iPad Pro. There's also the 5G connectivity if you tack £150 more to the non-cellular prices. Another major update is the addition of the 'Liquid Retina XDR display', borrowed from the Apple Pro Display XDR monitor – though on the 12.9in iPad Pro only. The XDR display uses mini-LED technology, allowing a full screen brightness of 1000 nits, a peak brightness of 1600nits, and a … [Read more...] about Where to buy the new iPad Pro 11 & iPad Pro 12.9 (M1, 2021 models)
In brief: AirTags are Apple's entry into the tracking fob market. These small circular devices tap into Apple's recently expanded Find My network. Similar to Tile, just slip these in a pocket or attach to a keychain, and you can locate it using your iPhone. The Cupertino tech giant has finally unveiled its AirTag accessory during their Spring Loaded event . AirTags use an end-to-end encrypted signal to ping nearby devices that are on the Find My network, including non-Apple accessories. Users can then use the Find My app on their iPhone, iPad, or Mac to locate the fob and whatever is attached to it. AirTags are made of polished stainless steel and are rated IP67 for water and dust resistance. The fob has a removable cover for replacing the battery when needed. Setting one up is a cinch and works just like syncing AirPods. Simply bring it close to your iPhone and it automatically detects and connects. Then assign it to an item and give it a name like Backpack in the Find My … [Read more...] about AirTags: Apple’s worst-kept secret is finally here