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Top 5 Manufacturing Reasons Why Most Hardware Brands Fail

With hundreds of hardware startups around the world, there is nothing more satisfying that reaching the success of customers. However, with success also come more disappointments in hardware and why they fail for various reasons.

Here, we will list the top 5 manufacturing reasons why most hardware brands fail.

A Design That is Not Manufacturable

While it might seem basic, you would be surprised at the countless hardware designs that are not able to manufacture. The important of the design is to insert the strategy and create an overall plan early on, starting from the standpoint.

Failure in the Control of gross Margin and Product Cost

The biggest mistake in any business is to the having a low supply of money when getting started. This is vital for every business standpoint as you must understand the gross margin as well as controlling the cost of production.

No Vital Understanding of the Regulatory Obligations and Certifications

Companies both large and small must follow the rules of expansion with new products little by little. If is important to get a key understand just how the rules vary per country and what you need to know to save time and money.

Choose the Wrong Partnership in Offshore Manufacturing

Just as you would with any partner, it is important to select transparency in the brand of your product. If you do not know who the manufacturing company is, you will end up going off on reassurances and not achieve a true partnership.

Failure in Evaluating the Potential Factory Properly

From quality issues to manual labor, it is important to stay diligent ahead of time to prevent the harsh consequences of evaluating your factory potentials. Factory audits will ensure that your partner is able to deliver such expectations and requirements your business needs.

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6 Tech Trends to Watch Out For

2016 was filled with shiny new devices with simple upgrades of the previous models. While the PCs are considered as the era of tech dinosaurs, desktops and laptops are getting a better upgrade as they are now more attractive and even smarter than ever before.

However, with the latest changes in the world today, it’s clear to see the prospects in the world of technology.

Check out these top 6 PC tech trends to try right now.

AI investment

Artificial Intelligence has been a hot topic for years now, but 2017 is all about investing in the constituent parts of deep learning, machine learning, neural networks, and more. Customers will experience machine intelligence insights that will work well in making better decisions in business.

Rise of Voice Search

From Siri to Google, the Google Assistant is now appearing on Google home and Google Pixel. Now you can expect the technology of voice search to move all throughout the home, workplace, and even the AR/VR headsets.

Chatbots

As Facebook was known to release the chatbots for Facebook messenger, other apps are joining in as Viber has also recently launched the automated banking platform. Today, Chatbots are heading towards messaging platforms that includes WeChat, Kik, WhatsApp, Facebook, and more.

Growth of Virtual Private Networks (VPN)

A virtual private network provides a safe and secure connection between devices and a VPN server from its service provider. You can expect the VPN to move from the tech jargon to a larger grip on data privacy that will prevent identity theft, hacking, and snooping.

OLED Tech

As the world is leaning towards eco-friendly solutions and organic options OLED, organic light-emitting diode, is a display technology that is used for large TVs and monitors. Now, LG displays are producing OLED panels that were planned to enter the CES 2017.

Blockchain

Behind the cryptocurrency tech Bitcoin, sits the blockchain that has proven its ownership coming soon to a bank near you. Now blockchain will create its first use-case and step out of the cryptocurrency market.

What are your thoughts on these five PC tech trends? Comment below and tell us what you think!

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5 Hardware Startup Blogs You Should Read Right Now

Blogs are written to help build authority and promote useful information. That is why more entrepreneurs are creating hardware blogs to help give you the best tips and advice from experts in hardware.

Here are 5 hardware startup blogs you should read right now.

Bolt – https://blog.bolt.io/


Bolt is a capital venture firm that specializes in hardware startups funding. This is especially true for recurring software components. The site has become a must-read blog for hardware enthusiasts. Here you will find articles that discuss everything from funding strategies to hardware development.

Concept Spring – http://conceptspring.com/


The Concept Spring blog focuses on both software and hardware innovation startups. You will find common topics that discuss the general startup strategies as well as hardware development, prototypes, manufacturing and strategies for your next startup.

Dragon Innovation – http://dragoninnovation.com/


While getting hardware products is the first step to success, the next step is to manufacture and move your prototypes to mass manufactured products. The blog provides useful information on all aspects of hardware manufacturing.

On Startups – http://onstartups.com/


While this site is more on general startup information, it still provides a great source of information on bringing hardware products to the market industry. One thing that both software and hardware startups have in common is marketing and sales of the product.

Steve Blank – https://steveblank.com/


The most sought-out renowned guru has established his brand in the startup community as well as founded countless startups, which more than four have gone public as well as hardware startups. Steve Blank’s blogs are filled with tons of hardware startups and more.

Do you read any of these blogs listed in the article? Is there any other site that we might have missed? Comment below and share your thoughts with us!