The Trend of ‘Retrofitting’ in Smart Manufacturing and Buildings Efficiency

Retrofitting is developing at a full speed in the manufacturing industry. As the competition in the sector is razor-thin, every way to save operational spendings is pretty valuable, so turning to implement it in a clever fashion. The representatives of manufacturing companies should put a tremendous effort into improving their production lines in order to … Continued

The Potential of Alternatives to Cloud Computing: Edge and Fog Computing

With the development of technologies which resulted in the emergence of the Internet of Things, companies worldwide started implementing cloud computing solutions as an alternative to on-premise software. With information getting to a cloud, it became much easier for businesses who deal with customer data to collect, access, analyze, and further use it. Furthermore, cloud … Continued

The Domains within the Manufacturing Industry: Facts, Figures, and Predictions

Is there a way to stop progress? If you are a die-hard fan of modern innovations and keep up with recent technological trends, this question is rhetorical. According to Gartner, last year, the volume of the IT industry as a whole has amounted to approximately $3.65 trillion - an annualized increase of 3.9%. What’s more, … Continued

8 Steps to Follow if You’re Taking over a Third-Party Project

Here at Elinext, we often find ourselves in situations when we are asked to complete a project which was developed by another company. When analysing such proposals, a new team has to understand why such types of requests are considered being too risky. On the other hand, we are not living in a perfect IT … Continued

The Importance of Soft Skills in IT (or Simply Any) Domain

Have you noticed? A lot of people in the industry are talking about soft skills these days. So first let’s start with the definition. Soft skills are non-professional skills that are not related to the official duties of a person. Teamwork - that’s the very word to understand what I’m talking about. By the way, … Continued

Inside a Smart Factory: New Paradigms, Difficulties and Profits

Like anything that’s new, the terms “digital manufacturing”, “Industry 4.0”, “smart factory” are often confused, but in fact, all of these concepts represent the currents of a single trend. I mean the automation of individual machines and separate processes has evolved into full integration of all elements into a single digital ecosystem which involves both … Continued

AI in Manufaturing is Your Investment in Future

If you browse through IT-related news or visit technology blogs all over the Internet, you might have come to realize that Artificial Intelligence (or simply AI) is omnipresent. It is used in numerous fields and industries, including finance, healthcare, education, transportation, and more. AI may even shed some light on how humans process abstract learning … Continued

The Pros of Predictive Analytics in Modern Manufacturing

The concept of the Internet of Things provided the industrial world with a lot of new opportunities, including organized and continuous data collection from sensors and other devices at facilities. As of today, organizations can collect massive amounts of data on business processes in real time. Besides, thanks to cloud computing, the storage and processing … Continued

The Use of Old ERPs vs. Digital Transformation of Your Business

In our previous article, we have covered the list of benefits an ERP solution brings to your business. However, it’s not about the solution itself, it’s about the way you use it. The same rule applies to the ERP system as well: do you really think that having installed a solution fifteen years ago is … Continued

Product Lifecycle Management Solutions: Overview

Over the past few years, the term PLM (Product Lifecycle Management) has firmly taken its place in the computerization of industrial manufacturing. It’s fair to say that nowadays PLM is experiencing a real popularity boom in this sphere. Although the abbreviation may seem a bit complex, there’s a clear definition behind these three letters - … Continued