Ryan Spurr

Ryan Spurr is the Director of Manufacturing Strategy and Business Development at Connection with more than 15 years of experience in manufacturing and information technology leadership. He holds an MBA, MSIT, and is an ASQ member.

Smart Manufacturing May Start with Better Communications

I had to think long and hard about this blog. Let’s be honest, phone systems are not new. The concept of unified communications isn’t new either. So, what is new?…

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Manufacturing Security: Is Your Infrastructure Being Properly Managed?

Okay, we get it! Security is a huge risk in manufacturing. We already have end point protection, firewalls, and corporate security policies. What else do we need? Manufacturing has indeed…

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Attention, Manufacturers: How Confident Are You in Your Disaster Recovery Strategy?

OK. So you have a backup plan in place. Now the real question is, how prepared is your business to recover from those backups in the event of a cyber…

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Why Backup as a Service Makes Sense for Manufacturers

In recent months, I have written on the growing importance of effective business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) programs, especially in light of the increased risks to manufacturing organizations. We…

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Don’t Just Back Up—Stay Operational: Backup and Recovery Solutions for Manufacturing

So many manufacturing conversations regarding business continuity and disaster recovery (BCDR) go like this when it comes to the plant floor: “We have an employee who walks around and periodically…

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