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February 2019

Meet Automation Alley member Thunder Technologies and learn how Automation Alley membership helped put this Michigan company on the world's stage.

Automation Alley added 7 new members in January. Click the link below to meet them.

10 Necessary Steps to Becoming a Digital Leader

By Brent Yax | Awecomm Technologies LLC | 2/6/2019

This week on the blog, Brent Yax of Awecomm LLC explains how becoming a digital leader doesn’t have to be mysterious. It is simply understanding the role technology can play to help advance the business, and then taking the necessary steps to get the right buy-in for successful change. With the proper foundation in place any company can be the digital leader of tomorrow. Just stay focused and stay positive.

How AI (and Big Data) will Positively Affect Cancer Care

By Molly McGuane | Mesothelioma and Asbestos Awareness Center | 2/13/2019

This week on the blog, Molly McGuane discusses how healthcare is a rapidly changing industry, and many of the advancements we celebrate today may not have been possible without AI and machine learning. Although it’s doubtful that a computer will replace your family practitioner in the coming years, it is very likely that they’ll be present during treatment in some form.

Enabling your Smart Manufacturing Initiatives for Complex Products

By Scott Perdue | Configit Inc. | 2/20/2019

This week on the blog, Scott Perdue gives us a preview of Configit's upcoming Tech Takeover presentation at Automation Alley. Your IoT sensors are sending data back in real time, but you’re taking weeks to process and make decisions based on that data, so you’re not even close to fully leveraging your IoT implementation. As long as your data remains gridlocked, even the best smart manufacturing initiatives can’t optimize your systems or processes enough to drastically improve margins, says Perdue, president of Configit, provider of configuration technology for the manufacturing industry.

New Website Not Performing? Your Checklist to Help Ensure ROI

By Chris Sharkey | Smart Link Solutions | 2/27/2019

This week on the blog, Chris Sharkey of Smart Link Solutions emphasizes the importance of viewing your website as a long-term investment. Set it up for success today, and it will pay dividends in the years to come.

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