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Inside Arena: Virtual Product Development

Inside Arena: Virtual Product Development

Developing a product of any kind requires planning, collaboration, and execution. To better understand product development at Arena Solutions, I interviewed members of the product management and engineering teams to understand how Arena structures product work across a dispersed organization. Together, Luca Pasquesi, Senior Product Manager; Alisa Leonovich, Senior Manager of Validation &...

How Are Companies Overcoming Disruptions to Their Supply Chains?

How Are Companies Overcoming Disruptions to Their Supply Chains?

As companies deal with the impact COVID-19 is having on their business, it is interesting to see where companies are focusing their technology investments in these challenging times. It wasn’t long ago that the headlines highlighted global trade wars and the effect that was having on manufacturing and supply chains in certain parts of the world, like China. Apple and Foxconn made the headlines...

Back to Basics: Is It Time to Break Up With Spreadsheets?

Back to Basics: Is It Time to Break Up With Spreadsheets?

Spreadsheets are ubiquitous. Businesses use them to track accounts and spending, store and analyze data, and do forecasting for future planning. Individuals use them to create to-do lists, manage household budgets, and even to choose babies’ names. Spreadsheets are not only ubiquitous, they’re also powerful, inspiring both dread and devotion. Spreadsheets have an interesting history that can...