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Avoid Product Failures with Connected Requirements Management

In 2017, the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued 500 recalls of medical devices and/or parts of medical devices. Fifty-two of these recalls were identified as Class I: a class reserved for a situation where there is a reasonable chance a product will cause serious health problems or death [i]. So far in 2018, the FDA has already identified 64 Class I recalls, including resuscitation masks for ...

June 11, 2018

Adopting Best Practices with Enterprise Systems

That Was Then, This Is NowWhen cars replaced the horse and buggy, the functions that were inherent to having a horse as the “engine” were not brought over when people switched to driving cars. Without a horse, you don’t need blinders, a horse whip, or apples to feed the horse—although thoughtful automobile drivers might consider the apples for hungry passengers. The same concept holds true when implementing an ...

May 15, 2018

Innovation Gets Real

“Disruption” and “innovation” are two terms frequently used by B2B marketers. When so many companies claim they are disruptive or innovative, it is hard to stand out from the sea of competitors. And too many companies just talk about innovating. At Arena, we work with dynamic teams and customers that bring new technologies to life every day. 

April 9, 2018

Purpose-Built Platforms Perform Better

The last time we were looking for a new family car, my wife made it clear she wanted to avoid another “soccer mom” minivan. She needed a car that was big enough to haul kids, groceries, and gear around town, and decided it was time to get a cooler, hipper SUV. While researching different models, we found many similarities with various brands. There were cosmetic or nice-to-have capabilities like moonroofs ...

March 5, 2018