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6/20/2018

An Australian court fined Apple $6.7 million for violating consumer law by refusing to update software on devices that were repaired by nonapproved companies.

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6/20/2018

Leaders must remain focused on the business-facing benefits of new technologies, not the hype surrounding them, says Rockwell Automation's Richard Sturt. Understand how a technology will help with areas such as agility, profit and customer engagement.

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The Engineer (U.K.)
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6/20/2018

Enterprise security professionals need to understand vulnerabilities and keep on top of patching if they want to avoid being victims of the next WannaCry-style attack, Shimon Oren writes.

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Dark Reading
6/20/2018

A Verizon report shows that intellectual property theft is the goal of at least 50% of manufacturing cyberattacks, with some of those coming from within, writes Larry Thompson, president and chief financial officer of Veriato. Companies should develop a high-level team to develop a strategy and assign risk levels to every job, he writes.

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Verizon
6/20/2018

Production of electronics components can't keep pace with demand, so companies should prepare for supply issues now and be realistic about expectations, East West Manufacturing executive Steven Lustig writes. "If you create your process now, during the crisis, the agreement is already in place," he explains.

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IndustryWeek
6/20/2018

Internet of things tools and big data are giving supply chain operators an unprecedented level of supply chain visibility, writes Dagny Dukach. "For example, manufacturers can use data analysis tools like SPC (Statistical Process Control) to identify outliers and improve the quality levels of their supply chain processes," Dukach writes.

6/20/2018

Proper precautions must be taken at facilities that store or handle flammable materials, such as keeping them away from ignition sources and ensuring ventilation in storage areas, writes Megan Ray Nichols. A good labeling system and employee training are also beneficial.

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IMPO magazine
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Megan Ray Nichols
6/20/2018

The City Council in Joplin, Mo., has approved an extra one-cent sales tax to be collected by Northpark Mall. The funds will be used to pay back bonds that funded renovations, stormwater drainage and other work.

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Northpark Mall
6/20/2018

Goldenberg Group has purchased a 30,100-square-foot parking lot in Philadelphia for $24.13 million. This parcel, along with an adjacent parcel, may allow the organization to develop a shopping, office and hotel center.

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6/19/2018

Google has unveiled a suite of new advertising features for retailers, including price benchmarking for Google Shopping advertisers and affiliate location extensions for display and search ads to help users identify nearby product availability. The company is also introducing a local catalog mobile advertising format for Google Display Network.

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Marketing Land