Hero Blog 007

AppDirect Blog

Your source for news and views on the trends, technology, and companies that are driving the digital economy worldwide.

Blog posts about AppDevices

Manufacturing Blog Series Part3

Industry Insights

The Digital Revolution in Manufacturing, Part Three: Driving Competitive Value

The definition of manufacturing has always been straightforward: to make products on a large scale using machinery. With the dawn of Industry 4.0, how...

By James MacTavish / AppDevices / Mar 28, 2018

Manufacturing Blog Series Part2

Industry Insights

The Digital Revolution in Manufacturing, Part Two: Driving Customer Retention

A key success metric for companies in any industry are repeat buyers, and manufacturers are no different. Not only do repeat customers often spend mor...

By James MacTavish / AppDevices / Mar 21, 2018

Manufacturing Series Part1

Industry Insights

The Digital Revolution in Manufacturing, Part One: Building New Business Models

Steam-powered engines, electric mass production, computers and robots on the factory floor—the manufacturing industry has seen tremendous change...

By James MacTavish / AppDevices / Mar 13, 2018

Mwc 2018

Events

MWC 2018: Looking Beyond the "Smart Factory" to Full Digital Transformation

Every year, Mobile World Congress (MWC) spotlights several key themes that shape the event. It should come as no surprise that “The 4th Industrial Rev...

By Swetha Salunke / AppDevices / Feb 28, 2018

Iot Strategy Blog Post

Industry Insights

The Race to Develop IoT Strategies that Work

In 1982, students at Carnegie Mellon University created the world’s first connected device by rigging a vending machine to report on its inventory and...

By Gretchen Dukowitz / AppDevices / Nov 02, 2017

D Ford Does My Vehicle Have Sync Applink

Industry Insights

Making Legacy Vehicles Smart: Ford’s Strategy to Usher Legacy Vehicles Into Their Connected Vehicle Ecosystem

Practically every new car sold today, from entry level subcompacts to luxury SUVs, have connectivity built into their driving experience. Services ran...

By James MacTavish / AppDevices / Mar 21, 2017