Manufacturers should consider the shape of the materials and type of metal used when considering which metal finishing process to use, writes Megan Nichols.
Artificial intelligence is a promising technology, but "strategic advantages in scaling and cost mean adversaries will be adopting AI for their purposes," writes Anup Ghosh, former CEO of Invincea. "The most important takeaway for defenders is that if you are not already down the path of developing or incorporating AI in your defenses, then you are falling behind adversaries," Ghosh writes.
Chief information officers and other security personnel are taking a layered approach and using cloud-based solutions to fend off cybersecurity, Nicholas Fearn writes. "While our network designs and perimeters are changing due to the cloud, virtualization and mobility, the network is still there and its protection will always be critical," says Corey Nachreiner, WatchGuard Technologies' chief technology officer.
Floor marking tape is critical for facility safety, and different types offer different benefits, such as adding traction, assisting in organization or offering glow-in-the-dark lighting in the event of an emergency. Plant operators should choose marking tape based on the desired end result, and consider different factors that influence wear and tear, like environmental conditions.
Wheeling High School in Illinois is expanding its manufacturing program and recently doubled its on-site lab as companies seek skilled talent. The school is also expecting four new industrial robots from HydraForce.
Retailers are rushing to grow their abilities to deliver groceries via online orders, as recent moves by Walmart, Kroger and others show. Such moves could accelerate the trend into a $100 billion segment by 2022, three years faster than was anticipated, according to a report from Food Marketing Institute and Nielsen.
Target is rolling out a pilot rewards program in an effort to connect with customers who opt not to carry its credit or debit cards. The company's Target Red program, which will debut in the Dallas-Fort Worth area next month, will offer discounts on future purchases and free next-day grocery delivery.
Grocers are well-positioned to take advantage of the increased popularity of traditional favorite Jewish deli foods, a trend expected to grow in 2018. One way is to serve a Reuben sandwich with Russian dressing and house-fermented sauerkraut.
French grocer Carrefour will buy meal-kit maker Quitoque in an effort to increase its e-commerce efforts. The startup will continue to be managed by its founders as part of Carrefour, the company said.
Google Assistant has added four new features in the past few weeks: location-based reminders, scheduling via Routines, business card scanning, and plant and animal identification through Lens. The Lens feature uses artificial intelligence to give information on a variety of subjects via photo recognition.