Archive for October, 2009

The Notion of Trust in PLM

This week was signed by a significant event – Dassault Systems announced intent to acquire IBM’s PLM Software distribution activities. In the shadow of this event, I was looking on various publications related to activities of big companies, acquisitions and mergers. One publication, IT leaders trust Microsoft more than Google,…

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Design and Manufacturing: Top Down PLM approach with Treehouse?

The new release of SolidWorks Labs Threehouse V2 hit me to think again about Top Down approach and efficient communication between Design/Engineering and Manufacturing. Background. SolidWorks Labs released V2 of Treehouse. You can get more information on their website as well as take a look on multiple blog articles about…

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PLM Prompt: Amazon RDS and future PLM apps on cloud?

Amazon announced Amazon RDS. In my view, this is the next logical level of cloud services’ deployment. Now you can develop you cloud applications with RDBMS back-end on cloud… Impressive? I think so and I think multiple PLM providers will be able to leverage that. Quote from the Amazon Web…

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Open Source Threat for CAD

Open Source and CAD. Do you think something is going on in this direction? I had chance to discuss Open Source topic several times in my previous posts. But, actually, I almost never took an angle of CAD and open source relationships. The following article drove my attention yesterday. What…

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SharePoint 2010 Communities and PLM Social Demands

PLM is moving fast towards social computing and social product development. I had chance to share some of my previous thoughts related to social features in PLMĀ  few weeks ago and we had a very good conversation. If you haven’t had chance to be involved, I’d suggest you to take…

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PLM Strategy and Six Thinking Hats

Do you know how companies are making decisions about their PLM related strategies? I don’t… Each time I see this process, I think a company is trying to invent the wheel. I think, the most closest methodologies related to such decisions are in the space of Configuration Management and Engineering…

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SharePoint 2010 for Collaborative Product Development Applications

I’d like to share some of my initial thoughts about SharePoint 2010 technologies presented by Microsoft during this week. This is my first and not systematic impression. I’ll, also, try to eliminate all marketing messages and product re-branding that Microsoft made. I’d like to focus on SharePoint from the technological…

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BOM: Manufacturing and Engineering

I’d like to continue discussion about Bill of Materials. I learned a lot from previous posts. Thank you all for excellent comments! For those, who just joining us, these are links on previous posts: BOM: Overstructured, Understructured or Lean Seven Rules Towards Single Bill of Material So, today, I want…

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Why PLM Need to Learn about SharePoint 2010 Composites?

Some technology and infrastructure thinking today coming out of SharePoint Conference in Las Vegas, NV. Without going to more systematic analyzes what Microsoft presented in future coming SharePoint 2010 version (beta is planned in November and release is next year), I’d like to go straight ahead and talk about very…

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BOM: Overstructured, Understructured or Lean?

I’d like to continue discussion I started in my earlier post – Seven Rules Towards Single Bill of Materials. So, what are possible collisions on the way to the single bill of materials?. So, let’s take design, engineering and manufacturing bills. When I look on opposite sides – design and…

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