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Bill Robbins

Bill Robbins is a freelance technical writer and strategic communications professional. He has more than 20 years of experience working with industry leaders like EMC, Dell, BMC Software, and HP along with many small to mid-sized companies. Bill has written on a number of topics including product lifecycle management, big data and analytics, edge computing, and IT security. He lives in Austin, Texas and loves local live music and breakfast tacos.

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Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Part IV

Connecting Products and Projects Helps Streamline Regulatory Compliance This is the fourth and final part of our series on how to break down the barriers to product innovation. We have demonstrated how to connect disparate product teams with a single source of truth to simplify collaboration, streamline new development, and keep up with engineering changes. Now we will discuss tips on how to create and maintain a proactive project management ...

Dec. 5, 2018

Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Part III

Meeting Product Requirements and Streamlining Engineering Changes Throughout this series, we have been exploring how manufacturers can streamline new product development and new product introduction (NPDI) by connecting the entire new product team with a centralized product record for a single source of truth. During the first installment, we covered the challenges product companies face in delivering a new product to market. And in part two we shared tips on ...

Nov. 27, 2018

Eliminate Barriers to Innovation – Part II

Bringing Teams and Products Together In the first part of this series, we discussed the three largest challenges companies face in developing and manufacturing products through new product development and introduction (NPDI) processes:     A complex environment of global regulationsGlobally distributed NPD and NPI teamsCross-functional IoT design in a world of connected smart devices. All three place a major burden on your product development teams throughout the entire NPDI process. To ...

Nov. 15, 2018

Eliminate Barriers to Innovation Part I

Complex Products and Regulatory Compliance ChallengesOver the last few years, consumer electronics companies have quickened the pace of innovation to provide customers with better products. Distributed teams and global supply chains are the norm. Everyone is racing to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) to connect people, data, and devices in a variety of settings. And, if more complex products and supply chains weren’t enough, ever-increasing environmental, safety, and ...

Oct. 15, 2018