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  • The How-to Guide to Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD  shares best practices for moving from 2D to 3D. The guide shares the reasons you should consider going from 2D to 3D, common challenges to avoid, and benefits enjoyed by other companies who gone to 3D. The guide then shares advice to make your switch from 2D to 3D CAD a success. The recommendations were developed by analyzing the responses of Top Performing companies and comparing them to Average Performing companies.This eBook is one in a series of three:Transitioning from 2D CAD to 3D CAD Migrating from 3D CAD to a new 3D CAD Adopting … [ read more ]

    Best Practices for Going from 2D to 3D CAD
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    Reducing Cost of Quality for Consumer Packaged Goods (survey report)
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A 10 Point Guide for IoT eBook

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Tech-Clarity-eBook-Continuous-Engineering_coverA Ten Point Guide Using the Internet of Things to Change the Game for You Business eBook shares ten tips for companies who would like to know what they should think about to evolve their business and its products for the Internet of Things (IoT).  The IoT offers new opportunities for innovation, but it came be difficult to know where to start. These ten tips provide guidance to help companies identify where they should focus their initial efforts.

Please enjoy the summary below, or click the report title above to download the full PDF for more details (free of charge, no registration required). Special thanks to IBM for sponsoring the distribution of this research. For more information, visit IBM’s continuous engineering page.

THE NEW PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT IMPERATIVE

With intense global competition, many of today’s product companies struggle to set themselves apart from their competition. The Internet of Things (IoT) offers exciting options for innovation through new business models and services that create new revenue opportunities. Companies that successfully take advantage of this disruption have a chance to create a competitive advantage and bound ahead of their competition. The challenge is knowing where to start. Businesses may even need to rethink their business aspirations and how they create revenue. To be successful, businesses must consider how they transform their business model, the infrastructure they need, and the impact on engineering. Tech-Clarity offers the following ten tips to help companies transform their business to take advantage of this opportunity and prepare for growth and profitability:

  • Rethink Products
  • Consider Delivery Models
  • Improve Customer Experiences
  • Keep it Secure
  • Support Standards
  • Identify and Manage Requirements
  • Derive Insight with Analytics
  • Enable Reuse
  • Continuously Verify and Validate
  • Plan for Future Revenue

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