Data quality has been an issue right from the very beginning of the IT industry. With the exponential spread over the last decades of file-based and database systems, System Administrators have wrangled with the issue of data quality, duplication and consistency. Inaccuracies in data can occur for a number of reasons, primarily though it is often blamed on manual data entry by…. Continue reading Are You Propagating Poor Quality Data?
When it comes to early tech adoption in the apparel & footwear industry, sports and fitness brands have most certainly taken the lead. One such company well known for its innovation and early adoption is Under Armour. Yet even they experience the hurdle of ‘how does technological innovation affect the bottom line’….. Continue reading Under Armour – Making All Athletes Better With 3D Technology
The team have not long returned from a highly successful brand new addition to the PI Apparel conference world series. Back in 2013, we launched PI Apparel Europe in response to the ever-increasing number of brands attending our cross-industry event, who wanted to examine the crucial role that technology plays – especially…. Continue reading PI Apparel Hong Kong Event Review
The new year has passed, and social media is awash with post-mortems of last year, as well as ubiquitous forecasts on what will happen or what we should be doing in the coming 12 months.
At PI, our year-round interactions with manufacturers, their CIOs and IT leaders, gives us a thought-provoking insight into challenges faced by these companies. In 2016, perhaps more than previous years, technology…. Continue reading Step away from the bandwagon
Let’s face it; as Designers and Product Developers, social collaboration is at the heart of what we do; we take our inspiration from the world around us and share it amongst our teams to refine and drive product concepts and moods. And then, when we’re ready, we release these to our development partners to gather their input before we start to create products and raw materials….. Continue reading Apparel Design by Committee: We Invented the Social Enterprise!
3D technology is a business and design enabler, and with the right tools in place you can improve lead time in today’s age of instant gratification, efficiency where many brands are searching for ways to be more profitable, sustainability – a global agenda, and bringing it back to the consumer by enabling them to engage with the design process. However, many apparel brands haven’t embarked…. Continue reading Your journey In 3D Technology