The very fast integration and convergence of wireless technology is posing not only technical problems in terms of design, but also challenges in terms of data management. From R&D to manufacturing, the capability to control large amounts of information generated by testing wireless devices is becoming a key factor in delivering high-performance products and to manage the development process.
While evaluating the cost of testing, the cost of time spent in data analysis and managing data conflicts should always be taken into consideration. If data is well organized and managed, the time and cost of testing can be significantly reduced.
Unfortunately, today many companies developing wireless hardware do not always have sufficient internal competence to develop a structured data management procedure.
In data management, the way you manage data is important, but of equal importance is how you address the needs of different users. Clearly, a good data management structure should be interdepartmental, addressing the needs of management, sales, engineering etc., which are often different.
Can ROI be measured by a good data management process?
Is it possible to evaluate the ROI of a centralized data management system?
The following elements give you an idea on how a good data management process can be profitable for a company:
• Decrease in costs to reproduce or rerun tests if data is lost or misplaced
• Provides a competitive advantage from a common, more accessible, accurate and visible test
data minimizing conflicts between teams
• Promotes a faster time-to-market product development lifecycle
• Increases overall control of the product lifecycle mitigating risk of failure
These aspects along with many others contribute to improving the development process of wireless devices thereby decreasing the development costs.
Some data management software available in the market today addresses these needs. But the key to successful data management is the possibility of having a solution tailored to the unique requirements and specifications of wireless device testing. Whatever you choose to manage your data, choose something that is intelligent and enables you to manage your processes seamlessly and in an automated way.
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