Archive for Author Michael Hoffman, Author at Polarion Software Blog

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3 months ago
 

Join us: ‘Embedded Software Like Never Before’ Live Webinar

Software is leading a digitization revolution that is changing how modern products are designed, manufactured, and supported once released to the market. Further muddying the waters, network connectivity, the so-called Internet of Things (IoT), is disrupting traditional product development with more and more connected “Things” joining the fray.

Your development teams must adapt to accelerating product lifecycle times, more and more complexities, and growing regulatory compliance and standards conformance, with very little room for error during development – as well as in post-release scenarios. Increasing product demand for network make it difficult to identify and mitigate security vulnerabilities, failure scenarios, and other problems within a product’s embedded software. (more…)

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5 months ago
 

Self-Driving Cars? You May Not Need to Own a Vehicle

Will you need to own a car in the future? Are self-driving cars going to replace the need for driving and car ownership?

It’s incredible to think instead of purchasing gas, we could instead buy seat-miles for vehicles parked in public stalls controlled by robots. Technology is becoming even more prominent in modern cars and trucks, driving a looming revolution of autonomy with sensors packed under dashboards and hoods.

The automotive industry is feeling the technology disruption – so our children and grandchildren may not need to own a car, or even learn how to drive.

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6 months ago
 

Current Tech Trends: I4.0 Continues Driving Development

Software is eating the world!” is a phrase that we’ve used in the past, and the technology continues to be extremely disruptive. As organizations try to sort out the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), sometimes referred to as Industrie 4.0 (I4.0), decision makers shouldn’t be too hasty in deployment plans.

Trying to figure out how to deal with punctuated innovation times, shrinking product lifecycles, and growing complexities is difficult. Customers must find methods to automate systems engineering while developing quality embedded software when consumers expect new and differentiated products. (more…)

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7 months ago
 

ALM-PLM and Good Software: Helping You Transition into the I4.0

Internet connectivity is making drastic changes in your home and workplace, while manufacturers try to keep up with the ongoing software evolution.

Embracing I4.0 presents great benefits, but there are a number of different challenges: risk management, test management, quality assurance, cybersecurity, and other causes for concern.

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8 months ago
 

ALM: Helping Make Sense of Evolving Medical Device Complexities

Software has evolved to become the key differentiator for medical device manufacturers, even though there are continued challenges.

The use of a unified application lifecycle management (ALM) solution, such as Polarion ALM, accelerates innovation while at the same time streamlining quality assurance and automating proof of compliance.

Despite the benefits of software innovation for medical devices, there are a number of strict quality requirements, product failure risks, and even more regulatory complexity.

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8 months ago
 

Unified ALM-PLM: Helping Break Down Development Silos

The successful adoption of application lifecycle management (ALM) [Polarion ALM] and product lifecycle management (PLM) has given Siemens the last major piece to its “systems-driven product development environment” – as IoT leads to even more connected medical devices, cars, factories, and other emerging solutions.

The parallel silos formed around ALM and PLM solutions have come crashing down with better supported ALM-PLM integration. In the past, we discussed a unified ALM-PLM roadmap with a future vision, strategy, and steps toward success.

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8 months ago
 

Webinar: 7 Things to Remember as you Move to Enterprise Agile

Organizations now face even tougher competition, forcing enterprise developers to rapidly create – and support – innovative software. Following the agile methodology provides better software at a faster pace, but embracing Enterprise Agile can be an extremely difficult process.

To learn more, we invite you to an upcoming webinar hosted by Jiri Walek, Vice President of Product Management of Polarion Software.

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8 months ago
 

Polarion Looks Forward to Partnership with OWL University

Polarion Software looks forward to providing professional services and expertise to SmartFactoryOWL, an initiative of the Fraunhofer-Society and the OWL University of Applied Sciences.

Working to support the “DiMan” research program, we will support the project for two years – as researchers look to integrate and adjust hardware and software development processes in the Industry 4.0 era.

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8 months ago
 

ALM-PLM: Breaking Barriers in Software, Hardware Development

The adoption of software is a new complexity that is forcing many organizations straight into a sink or swim scenario, as it’s an emerging experience for manufacturers. Industries don’t have a choice, as they must navigate these new challenges, or risk being left behind by competitors.

In the past, it wasn’t uncommon that management of product development and software development processes were siloed away from one another.


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9 months ago
 

Polarion 2016: Take a Look to Learn More

Here at Polarion Software, we were excited to recently host two webinars discussing our newest update, Polarion 2016. If you were unavailable to attend, the on-demand complimentary webinar is now available for download.

In the webinar, hear from Jiri Walek, our VP of product management, as he discuss some of the improvements our users can now utilize. It’s a great chance to learn more before upgrading from older versions of Polarion.

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