Archive for November, 2010

Open Cloud, PLM Backbone and Vendor Lock-In

Open Cloud, PLM Backbone and Vendor Lock-In

Vendor Lock-In is painful. I think, customers in the space of CAD/PLM even more sensitive to this issue. Proprietary CAD formats used by vendors many years, which allowed them to charge premium fees. Recently, we learned that Data Backbone lock-in can be even more dangerous. Customers are spending millions in…

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PLM, SharePoint and Migration Madness

PLM, SharePoint and Migration Madness

I just learned that SharePoint migration projects require user’s involvement to be really successful. Navigate your browser to the following link and read – “When and How to Include End Users in SharePoint Migration Planning“. This story reminded me all stories I’ve heard in my life about PLM migrations. The…

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PLM Wave In a Box?

PLM Wave In a Box?

Google Wave Dead. Long live Wave In a Box (WIAB). Navigate your browser to the following link and you will learn that despite terrible things that happened to Google Wave and the Google’s team in charge of this product, it is still alive and even have some interesting turns ahead….

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Daimler PLM Dilemma – PDM First

Daimler PLM Dilemma – PDM First

This week Siemens PLM announced – “Daimler AG has selected CAD Software from Siemens as their standard for their worldwide vehicle development“.¬†The event of such size is notable in the PLM space and generated a significant amount of buzz and publications. Despite the fact most of publications talked about what…

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PLM Backbones and Engineering Process Complexity

PLM Backbones and Engineering Process Complexity

My blogging friend Deelip Menezes (www.deelip.com) wrote few days ago in his twitter – “Mapping engineering processes to PLM backbones is this most difficult part in implementing PLM in a company”. This statement made me think about PLM implementations, flexibility and PLM adoption in organizations. Why PLM faces many problems…

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PLM+ERP: Outside of Equations?

PLM+ERP: Outside of Equations?

I’ve been watching a recorded webinar with a fascinating name: PLM+ERP = Manufacturing Success. The tweet about this webinar¬†caught my attention. Navigate your browser to the following link to get an access to the recording. You need to register. I registered my blog as a media company. In addition, I…

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PLM and Google TV: Not for Average People?

PLM and Google TV: Not for Average People?

I was reading NYT on my flight today. The following article made me feel bad. Google TV, Usability is Not Included. I didn’t buy Google TV yet. I’m still checking my options. Read the article and made your conclusion. The idea of turning TV screen in full scope computer screen…

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PLM and SharePoint: Business Together?

PLM and SharePoint: Business Together?

I want to learn more about Microsoft’s strategies these days. The “big PC” is preparing to become the biggest supplier of enterprise software Office boxes and Office servers. Microsoft is not exciting these days. However, they are making huge money by selling software to enterprise manufacturing. The majority of manufacturing…

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Social PLM Inbox and Changing Paradigms

Social PLM Inbox and Changing Paradigms

The Facebook announcement about introducing of FB messaging system triggered a flood of posts. I’ve been looking over them for the last couple of days. I liked the following one – Locked in paradigms. This is my favorite quote about what Facbook is doing: I very much get it that…

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CAD: From Files to Database and Cloud…

CAD: From Files to Database and Cloud…

I had a chance to read Matt Lombard’s – What if you CAD data were in a database? The discussion around this post made me think more about CAD data organizations, CAD-PDM development, new technologies and some trends such as cloud and noSQL. The initial triggers for the conversations came…

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