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.

2021 Manufacturing Trends: Offsetting Headwinds for Continued Growth

2020 has come and gone, but the lingering effects of the pandemic and economic downturn continue, combined with the always present pressure to manage costs, quality, and productivity. Even as…

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The Importance of Enhancing Industrial Networking to Solve Long-term Security Challenges

For as long as I’ve been working, there have been long-established differences between operational technology (OT) and information technology (IT) networks. Over time, technology has evolved to make it easier…

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Factory Compromised by a Cyber Attack? What Now?

In Q3 2020, one of the world’s largest furniture manufacturers experienced a ransomware attack affecting operations for nearly two weeks. The frightening truth is that this isn’t an isolated event, but a…

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Industry 4.0 Is Shaping Security and Operational Technology—Can Your Organization Keep Up?

In manufacturing, 87% of organizations are adopting new technologies and retrofitting legacy equipment in their effort to speed up Industry 4.0 (4IR) adoption. This is no longer just an operational technology (OT)…

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Drive Manufacturing Productivity and Outperform with Cloud

Cloud has a lot to offer manufacturing companies, including migrating from legacy and outdated information technology. With 45% of manufacturers planning or acting on lift-and-shift to the cloud, there exists proven…

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