Techconsult, a German-based analyst firm has just found that almost half of the engineering time of any manufacturing company is spent feeding systems and re-entering data. So it’s no surprise that economists are scratching their heads trying to explain why productivity is declining, despite constantly increasing investments in IT systems.
If you haven’t got your local European ZIW conference in your diary for 2017, then you might just want to.
In the electronics and electrical engineering design communities there is plenty of talk about IoT, particularly in relation to the opportunities, but arguably the more pressing issue right now is the need to design for security in the connected world.
Imagine your global company has multiple locations in Japan, China, Germany, France, United States and Russia using the same project and database in their own native language. This is the kind of very real challenge that many organizations are dealing with – maybe you included? At the same time traditionally dominant business languages are undergoing a huge shift as the economic dominance of countries shift, affecting not just the opportunities for fresh new export markets, but also new design and business partners.
Amidst the crazy festive season, counterfeit products are rife. Failure to protect your IP can have a huge impact through the loss of potential sales, which brings me to talking about how you can protect your ECAD library and PCB design data.