Chris Randles

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It's virtually axiomatic: technology innovations first boost personal productivity then group productivity. The PC, for example, first helped individuals automate writing, accounting and personal organization functions, then spawned group productivity through networks, the Internet and e-commerce. Today's goal is to harness other personal productivity gains that technology has delivered and transfer them to entire organizations. We in the design engineering industry are no exception. We are particularly intent on stretching personal productivity to the workgroup and the enterprise. This is especially valuable as engineering organizations decentralize product development and manufacturing, often offshore, in search of lower costs and around-the-clock productivity. To support this decentralized collaboration, information must flow easily, coherently and instantly amo... (more)