28 Jun '14, 3pm

EBN - At the Source - Cyber Espionage Spells Trouble for High-Tech Supply Chain Planning

The US and China are entering a new era of mistrust over the issue of cyber espionage. The impact now threatens supply chain planning at US companies seeking to sell hardware, software, and maintenance and support services into China. The latest chapter in this ongoing saga comes from a recent Bloomberg News report that the Chinese government is considering replacing the IBM servers that run China's banking industry with Chinese-made technology. Chinese authorities say such a move would help them protect their financial data. If this report (which relied on four unnamed sources) is true, high-tech supply chain managers must recognize and prepare for slower sales into China. Additionally, a new level of competition is about to take place as Chinese technology becomes more sophisticated and capable of managing business processes in sensitive markets that have a huge amount o...

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