Manufacturing

Unlocking the value of digital transformation, from the infrastructure upwards

(Tech Wire Asia, 11/2018) Articles in the business technology press are fond of the phrase ‘digital transformation’, but the phrase is as broad and nebulous today as ‘digital technology’. Transforming your organization or company by use of technology sums up the process of digital transformation, but the means by which…

CWP Targets Training, Development and Marketing to Help Build Connecticut’s Manufacturing Workforce

(Advanced Manufacturing, 11/29/18) Capital Workforce Partners (CWP) is the regional workforce development board in North Central Connecticut; our objective is to help individuals overcome barriers to employment and build the necessary skill sets to meet business hiring needs. Through the American Job Center network, CWP invests in youth development, develops sustainable career pathways…

Manufacturers Remain Slow to Recognize Cybersecurity Risks

(New York Times, 11/21/18) They have names like Notpetya, Samsam and perhaps the most cynically named WannaCry. These are just some of the most recent cyberattacks that have not only affected financial institutions, retailers and shipping companies but have also plagued manufacturers, like Merck & Company, the pharmaceutical firm, and the snack company Mondelez International.…

CCAT’s Education and Workforce team to support STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo

CCAT’s Education & Workforce Development team will be on hand to show its wares as the Waterbury Regional Chamber’s Manufacturing Council host its eighth annual STEM/Advanced Manufacturing & Technology Expo on Friday, Nov. 30. The free and public event will be held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the…

Why it’s time to fight back against cyber risk to cloud computing and virtual machines

(Cloudtech, 10/31/18) Cloud computing is now a primary driver of the world’s digital economy. Governments, large corporations and small businesses are increasingly implementing cloud-based infrastructures and solutions to store their sensitive data and manage their operations. While the cloud offers lower costs, scalability and flexibility, it also expands a company’s…

Google spinoff to test truly driverless cars in California

(AP News, 10/30/18) The robotic car company created by Google is poised to attempt a major technological leap in California, where its vehicles will hit the roads without a human on hand to take control in emergencies. The regulatory approval announced Tuesday allows Waymo’s driverless cars to cruise through California at speeds…

Female students attend manufacturing summit

(My Record Journal, 11/12/18) Middle School of Plainville Technology/Engineering faculty members Kim Coyle and Camille Westfall and a group of eighth grade female students recently attended the Making It Real: Girls & Manufacturing Summit sponsored by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology. Read more >