Arena Blog

Topic: Business Strategy

Delivering Significant Business Value

As Engineering Document Control Manager, you keep information flowing. You make sure everyone is getting accurate documentation when they need it. You ensure that ECOs are signed off and related systems are updated. When all systems operate smoothly, few notice your department. As a...

Nov. 14, 2014

Three Manufacturers Testify to the Business Value of PLM

According to a recent Pricewaterhouse Coopers report, titled “Getting the Benefits That PLM Has Promised for Years,” “PLM is still largely seen predominately as an ‘engineering sell’ rather than an integral, enterprise wide, cross-functional solution needed to manage increasingly complex...

Nov. 10, 2014

Flexible Wearable Electronics

Flexible electronics technology has been around a long time in the form of flexible electrical connections and circuit boards. With more and more intelligent and small electrical components becoming available (nanotech sensors, IC and SOC radios, microprocessors), flexible...

Nov. 4, 2014

Forget Collaboration – I Work Alone!

Teaching at Stanford, I spend a lot of time touting the wonders of various ideation practices, and brainstorming tools. I talk a lot about how sharing ideas with a wide variety of people can increase the breadth of...

Oct. 28, 2014