More in Technology


2 years

Rise of the Killer Robots Has Begun

Bill Gates. Elon Musk. Stephen Hawking. When the world's most brilliant, technologically savvy minds warn us of the danger of “killer robots”, it's no longer science fiction — it's a reason for pause.

2 years

Engineering Lessons From The Dark Side

If you’re a Star Wars historian or engineer, your days are probably filled with these nagging thoughts:  Why did the Death Star ship to market with an obvious design flaw? How did the Dark Side get FDA approval for Darth Vader’s ambulatory suit? What supply chain solution did the Rebel Alliance use to design X-Wing Fighters?

2 years

What’s the Real Total Cost of Ownership of On-Premise Software?

I wanted to step outside of character today and shine the light on some other PLM smarty-pants to see where they weigh in on the topics of PLM return on investment, total cost of ownership and opportunity costs.

2 years

Cloud PLM Changes ROI Mathematics

Historically speaking, identifying the total financial benefit from a product lifecycle management (PLM) solution is not as obvious as it is with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system. Nor is it as straight-forward.

2 years

Procurement Managers Are Born to Be Wild

A “persona” is a behavior-based, user archetype you can use to make decisions about your product. They have names, beliefs, demographic attributes and behaviors that help create relevant marketing messages — think of these fictional character archetypes as “stand-ins” for real prospects and customers.

2 years

Understanding Ethereum

Right now is absolutely the prime time to talk about cryptocurrencies. In November 2017, the value of Bitcoin exploded, surging so quickly, that it was the catalyst to bring Bitcoin into the public lexicon. However, Bitcoin is just the most well known of the cryptocurrencies - there’s a whole world of them out there. Many people who have been investigating cryptocurrencies have come across something called Ethereum. What is Ethereum ?

2 years

Star Wars: Engineering Lessons from the Dark Side

In product development work here at Arena Solutions, we’ve worked with manufacturers small and large across many different industries; some domestically, some internationally and some in galaxies far, far away.