The Iowa Association of Business and Industry and consulting company Lean TECHniques are hosting a webinar on Oct. 27 on the state of digital transformation among Iowa manufacturers. The webinar will start at 11 a.m. According to a 2023 Gartner report, 80% of CEOs in manufacturing report increasing digital technology investments to counter current economic […]

Urbandale-based software development firm Lean TECHniques announced investment in Boon Logic, an autonomous machine learning company. Boon Logic offers two autonomous learning products: Amber, a predictive maintenance monitoring system that detects performance anomalies in equipment, and Avis, a form of visual inspection and quality assurance for manufacturing. Boon Logic and Lean TECHniques are exploring opportunities […]

Brandon Carlson is a software developer and the owner of short-term rental properties — and for the last few years, Carlson has gotten used to renters contacting him for help on odds-and-ends questions.  Where are the grilling utensils? The linen closet? The trash bags? “Every time, I tell myself, ‘I should really put a sign […]