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Characteristics of successful IT professionals

Being technology consultants, we meet all kinds of technology professionals. We might venture to claim that we’ve seen it all, but then what fun would that be? We love meeting new people who share a passion for all things IT, and in our case manufacturing IT. Some of the people we’ve met are inspiring, but […]

Cumulus kicks off Community Partner program with Big Brothers Big Sisters

At Cumulus Consulting,  we believe in the power of one person, mentorship and positive associations. So, we have chosen to actively support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit in its important mission to provide children facing adversity with safe, strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Big […]

PMA West District Supplier Night 2018

Meet us in Grand Rapids for PMA West District Supplier Night 2018 Monday, September 24, 2018 from 4-8 PM The Precision Metalforming Association West Michigan District hosts an annual Suppliers Night, designed to conveniently bring together industry suppliers and manufacturers. This valuable opportunity brings together the metalforming community and industry suppliers to view and discuss new […]

6 Key Advantages to Using Managed Services

By giving IT staff more time to focus on innovation and reducing unexpected costs, managed services provide businesses the support and room they need to thrive. Organizations across every industry are discovering how today’s technologies help them achieve their objectives. While new technologies can present powerful opportunities for enterprises, they also introduce challenges. The pace […]

How to put together an effective change management plan for your ERP project

How to put together an effective change management plan for your ERP project Change is the one constant in this world. And who knows more about change than those people who help organizations with change on a daily basis. As with all change management challenges, solid planning with clear objectives forms the foundation, but getting […]

5 Key Considerations When Choosing Your ERP

5 KEY CONSIDERATIONS WHEN CHOOSING YOUR ERP If you have been tasked with researching an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system for your organization, we know that you’ll have many questions: Should I choose a cloud or on-premise ERP? What are the benefits of a cloud vs. on-premise ERP? What factors do I need to consider to […]

25 Signs That You Need to Update Your ERP

25 Signs That You Need to Update Your ERP An Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is critical to successful business operations, but only if it is performing optimally as a user-friendly, single source of truth for the entire organization. When your ERP doesn’t work the way it should, it can cause crippling problems across your […]

Cumulus Grows Certified Inductive Automation Team

Cumulus Grows Certified Inductive Automation Team Cumulus Consulting has increased its Ignition certified development team to five developers, after three more Cumulus team members recently completed Inductive Automation’s Ignition Core Certification Training. Cumulus’ Grant Acheson, Craig Snow and Anusha Maddineni each received their certifications after first completing the 40 hours of training and the 8-hour […]

MFGx.io Factory IoT Platform Released

MFGx.io Factory IoT Platform Released Troy, MI – June 27, 2018 – MFGx, LLC announced today the release of MFGx.io, the complete Factory IoT Platform for connecting data, applications, IoT devices and people. Most manufacturers today deal with multiple disparate systems, poor integration or lack of ability for these systems to communicate with each other. […]

What is Smart Manufacturing?

What is Smart Manufacturing? Over the last decade, the evolution of the Internet of Things, big data and the ever-present desire for increased productivity has driven the smart manufacturing movement. But what exactly is smart manufacturing? Today, manufacturers can see and react to the performance of their machines and integrated systems with analytics in real-time. […]

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