I know that the headline sounds contradictory. Maybe you’re scratching your head and asking yourself how is that even possible but read on! All will be revealed.For decades, product development organizations have traditionally used heterogeneous, component-level hardware and software for their designs, depending largely on in-house mechanical and electrical engineering to differentiate their products. However, as the well-known song goes, the times they are a changing. If your organization is involved in product development, you’ve already seen first-hand how the Edge is transforming business model and product functionality goals.A new product system lifecycleRemote monitoring, AI and virtualization are transforming the product system lifecycle from design through production and service. Huge volumes of data, the advanced connectivity of 5G plus the adoption of new technologies are all driving digital disruption. Business value is moving from products to the data generated by products, and the business insights they deliver. As a result, workload demands are becoming ever more complex with increasing demand for standards-based, integrated computing platforms.New customer demandsThis all means that new demands are being placed on product developers and solution builders. In addition to delivering on the technical side, you now have to think about supporting your customers to generate new revenue streams, build as-a-service models, create account stickiness, and ensure end user satisfaction. However, ever-changing specifications, schedule and cost overruns continue to present challenges.Key trends in product developmentWhat impact does all this have on technical decision-making? As part of a global research study in partnership with Intel and Dell Technologies OEM Solutions, VDC Research surveyed over 700 product decision-makers and engineers to gain insights into best practices and key business and technical trends.Respondents were drawn from a diverse range of industries including automotive, aerospace and defense, healthcare, industrial automation, and transportation. Hot off the press, the report makes for interesting reading. I’ve highlighted some key findings below but we’re looking forward to sharing more with you at our upcoming webinar on February 18th.Partnership rocksAt a top level, the research reinforces the undisputed power of partnership. By strategically outsourcing more of the integrated compute and related development, test, and management with Tier one partners, VDC Research found that you can bring differentiated solutions to market faster and at lower cost. In particular, there are huge benefits and cost savings associated with leveraging commercial hardware systems instead of relying on traditional in-house, component-based engineering.Dramatically cut development cost and reduce time to marketThe results speak for themselves and will transform how product development is managed. For example, did you know that companies using commercial hardware platforms cut their total development cost by 70%, compared to those sourcing only component-level technology?In fact, commercial hardware platform users are 2X as likely to complete their projects ahead of schedule than those that rely on component-level technology from third parties. As you can imagine, this speed translates into earlier revenue returns and expanded product profitability. One organization reported that the use of a Tier 1 commercial solution helped improve profitability by over 50%.More time for innovationTime is money. The study shows that organizations sourcing complete commercial hardware platforms are able to devote nearly 2X more of their time in developing differentiating IP, such as that focused on analytics and cloud connectivity, instead of spending it on lower-value tasks. In fact, bringing in additional expertise and leveraging third-party services increases the likelihood of beating schedules by a staggering 4X!Improve scale & serviceAnd that’s not even to focus on the additional benefits associated with scaling up and after-sales services. A Tier 1 technology provider can help you manage supply chains, provide global serviceability, and offer broader ecosystems with supporting technology and expert partners.A business imperativeYou cannot afford to ignore these results. It’s a no-brainer! You have to focus your time where it matters most. It’s time to urgently re-valuate your design choices, review your network. It’s time to refocus your efforts on cutting costs, while simultaneously driving innovation and ROI. You have to select the right technology and the right partner to help you optimize your solutions and keep pace with both market dynamics and the evolving requirements of end users.Dell Technologies OEM Solutions and its expert partner network are ready to collaborate with you to design solutions to meet current challenges, while focusing on tomorrow’s opportunities. We do this, using either industry-standard or customized hardware, all built around open standards to allow you and your customers to focus on your IP and pivot fast to address new opportunities. Join a conversation with VDC Research and Dell Technologies OEM Solutions to learn how you can focus on your IP, reduce costs and time to market with the right set of technology and capabilities. 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General Motors announces initiatives to assist with vehicle repair and replacement for those impacted by Hurricane FlorenceFor those impacted by the recent hurricane, residents of North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia are eligible for assistance programs.These programs will apply to any Chevy Bolt EV, Chevy Volt, or Cadillac CT6 PHEV in addition to the rest of GMs lineup. During and following the storm, OnStar was activated on all OnStar equipped vehicles at no charge. This provides emergency services, route assistance, survival resources and free wi-fi and calling minutes.More About EVs in Hurricanes GM and ACDelco will also expedite parts to the region for the next several months. This should help speed up repair work on existing GM vehicles caught in the storm.Now that people are surveying the damage, purchase incentives are also available. For those with existing vehicles significantly damaged or totaled during the storm, a replacement vehicle may be necessary. So if you have been considering a switch to a Chevy Bolt or Volt and live in the above areas, be sure to capitalize on the discounts.GM Financial will be “waiving most related fees” and offering up to a 90-day deferred first payment. A $1,000 purchasing incentive and a $500 lease allowance are also available. The offers are in effect until the end of October and available to those that “present an insurance claim form indicating their vehicle was damaged as a result of Hurricane Florence”.From General Motors:OnStar is providing complimentary Crisis Assist to customers with properly equipped vehicles in affected areas, which can include emergency services, routing assistance, survival resource information, Hands-Free Calling minutes and 4G LTE Wi-Fi data through AT&T.GM Financial is assisting impacted customers with payment arrangements and waiving most related fees. Eligible customers who are replacing a vehicle may qualify for a 90-day deferred first payment.GM Genuine Parts and ACDelco will expedite service parts to the region to help speed vehicle repairs.New and used vehicle inventory will be sent to the region to help meet expected replacement demand, including demand for pre-owned vehicles, courtesy transportation and insurance rentals.Customers replacing storm-damaged vehicles in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia are eligible for $1,000 in purchase assistance for nearly all 2018 and 2019 Chevrolet, Buick, GMC and Cadillac vehicles, on top of other eligible incentives, including special discounts for military families and first responders. Lease customers are eligible for a $500 lease allowance, in addition to other eligible incentives.Source: General Motors Hurricane Florence: More On Tesla’s Response And Assistance Source: Electric Vehicle News Author Liberty Access TechnologiesPosted on September 22, 2018Categories Electric Vehicle News Hurricane Survival 101: Tesla Vehicle, Tesla Powerwall, Solar Roof Hurricane Irma Tesla Range-Extension Good Through October 1