World Data-Driven PLM Computer

World Data-Driven PLM Computer

Happy Friday! It is a dream day and I want to continue the article I wrote a few months ago – PLM 2030 – the point of no return for the fax machine. PLM 2030 is a giant online environment connecting people, companies, and services together in a big network….

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How complex to choose a PDM system in 2020?

How complex to choose a PDM system in 2020?

My attention was caught by Jim Brown’s article – Product Data Management Buyer’s Guide (buyer’s guide). The article speaks about the selection of the PDM system. I tried to download the white paper but wasn’t able to do it, so I was only able to read a summary. It is…

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Digital Thread and Files?

Digital Thread and Files?

In my recent discussion about Rethinking PLM architectures for Digital Thread, I’ve got an interesting comment about why Files are the problem for Digital Thread organization. The problem with PLM systems for managing Digital Threads is that PLM systems store objects, as in files. The data necessary to maintain a…

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What PLM can do not to miss a digital future?

What PLM can do not to miss a digital future?

Lionel Grealou posted open for debate article – The Place of PLM in the Digital Future (open to debate). I recommend you check it out. My first reaction after reading that the PLM industry believes that PLM digital future is more than guaranteed. I’d be very carefully believing in such…

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PLM Architecture – Multi-Tenant Systems and MDM

PLM Architecture – Multi-Tenant Systems and MDM

My recent articles about the digital thread and multi-tenant architecture raised a number of questions and generated a healthy amount of debates about what technologies enterprise companies and  PLM vendors have at their disposal and how these technologies can be used. If you missed my article, please check it here…

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Is There Such A Thing as CAD/PLM Branding And Monopoly?

Is There Such A Thing as CAD/PLM Branding And Monopoly?

Peter Thiel is famous for his recommendations about how to build a monopoly. I recommend his book Zero to One. There are four rules defined by Peter Thiel – (1) create 10x technology; (2) Follow network effect; (3) Use economy of scale; (4) start with a small market. I always…

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Digital PLM – A Technology Looking For New Customers?

Digital PLM – A Technology Looking For New Customers?

PLM marketing and strategy these days are shifting towards everything “digital”. The number of “digital” articles is growing. While selling a “single source of truth” is still the dominant value proposition of PLM sales, we are is on the trajectory to sell “Digital Future”. I came across the whitepaper published…

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Will Graphs Provide A Solution For The PLM problem?

Will Graphs Provide A Solution For The PLM problem?

Database and data management technology are going through a Cambrian explosion of different options and flavors. It is a result of a massive amount of development coming from open source, web, and other places. Back in 2013, I wrote a blog discussing PLM data management in the 21st century. Check…

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