The Attivo Blog

May 20 2016

Ransomware - a serious and growing problem for manufacturers

Imagine coming in next Monday bright and early, ready to get the week started. You get your coffee, sit down at your computer, and start opening your reports and other files. You find there's this odd extension on all the file names and nothing seems to open right. A few hours later, you get a notice that your entire database - and thus, your business - is being held for ransom. 

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May 13 2016

Friday the 13th: Jason Joins Corporate America

If you haven’t looked at your calendar, today is Friday the 13th. In honor of the classic slasher flick, we wondered what would happen if Jason Voorhees decided to put down the machete and get a 9-5 job. What if he responded to a job listing for a “Corporate Headhunter” and just didn’t realize that was slang for recruiter?

Odds are that he’d last for a few days, perhaps even an entire week, before the office politics drove him to put the hockey mask back on and go to town on everyone.

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May 11 2016

Disassembly – When and how to use it properly

There are multiple ways to assemble something in Exact Macola…but what about disassembly?  Many companies have the need to return an assembled item to stock, or to disassemble for repair and replacement.  This feature is also ideal for companies that routinely remanufacture or rebuild products from “cores”, such as automotive applications or other machinery and equipment.  POP Disassembly should NOT be used to correct a production reporting error for an open POP order – use a negative quantity to essentially reverse the previously reported quantity in error instead.

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May 10 2016

The Importance of Quality Management

Having a good quality management system in place really isn’t optional. In some instances your industry is regulated by the government. But even if that isn’t the case, it’s just good business practice to be able to easily track product development throughout the manufacturing cycle to ensure the best possible output. Not only does this save you money in the long run, but it gives your customers the peace of mind they need to make buying decisions.

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May 06 2016

Exact Macola Evolve 2016 Recap: The Breakout Sessions Part 2

The Exact Macola Evolve conference was a perfect place for Exact partners to announce new offering, software and improvements/upgrades to software. BirdDog, WiSys, IBS, LYNQ and Century Business Solutions all had big announcements during the show.

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May 05 2016

Exact Macola Evolve 2016 Recap: The Breakout Sessions

There were several breakout sessions at the Exact Macola Evolve 2016 conference regarding having applications and data in a cloud system, yet Exact has decided to not provide this service themselves as of yet, nor do we think they will, as it is outside their core competency.

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May 04 2016

Exact Macola Evolve 2016 Recap: Fierce Ambitions

Fierce Ambitions, a strong desire – almost a need – to succeed, was the theme for Exact Macola Evolve conference of 2016. Alison Forsythe, Managing Director of Exact, opened the conference with an inspiring video and keynote, committing to the top three ‘Fierce Ambitions’ for Exact in 2016-2017:

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