It depends. Most people have their favorite sources of information. But when you cannot find what you need easily, time to start searching Google for other resources. But I always like to check a few sources before applying any changes to 'important' systems just to be sure.
As a technical person, I think it's better to have to search through multiple sources to find the information you need, as opposed to everything in one place. As a wise man once said "Smart people don't know everything, they know how & to find everything when needed"
Hopefully when engineers can find all the technical and reliable information at one place then we will rely on it rather than google. Even now, we only find the relevent sites/cataloges on google and then have to dig in those sites for technical information.
This site should turn out to be an excellent community of Engineers and suppliers. It may be a good idea if some of the successful product designs are made available on this site ( may be at cost ) . This will help the designers to avoid reinventing the wheel, avoid duplication of effort and start-off from an established design to create a niche product by incremental effort.
EBN Dialogue enables and encourages you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Not only editors and journalists, but the entire EBN community is able to comment and ask questions. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats.
Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.