Archive for December, 2012

PLM 2013: What is your 7-years plan?

PLM 2013: What is your 7-years plan?

I’ve been out of active blogging for the last week because of Autodesk week of rest. It is a perfect time to disconnect from day-to-day activities, stop and think about what happens in PLM from different perspective – customers, vendors, technology.¬†Approaching the end of the year, we can see huge…

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PLM Scale and Some Internet Factoids

PLM Scale and Some Internet Factoids

The scalability of enterprise systems is an interesting topic. Enterprise IT usually keeps the story about scalability of systems close to their chest. It involves data centers, databases, channels, networks, latency, and many other aspects that allows you to tune your enterprise PLM. And I know, it was absolutely true…

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Who will clone existing PLMs to the cloud?

Who will clone existing PLMs to the cloud?

The discussion about PLM and cloud is moving to the levels where “details become important”. In my view, many customers today are moving from “why cloud?” to “how we can leverage cloud?” type of questions. Cloud has many faces. In my previous blog post – PLM and the diversity of…

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Why Companies are Not Ready for Single BOM?

Why Companies are Not Ready for Single BOM?

Bill of Material is one of the fundamental things in engineering, manufacturing and product development. Whatever topic you start discussing, you end up with the discussion about BOM. Wikipedia, actually, provide a decent definition of Bill of Material. Here is the link and quote: A BOM can define products as…

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3 things PLM can learn from UCO (Used Car Ontology)

3 things PLM can learn from UCO (Used Car Ontology)

Our digital and real lives are getting more and more connected. Think about our web experience these days. Mobile devices, map service, location based query, social networks. The list of examples can continue. One of the biggest challenges we have, as a result of web exposure in our real life,…

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How to prevent PLM cloud from buying experience complexity?

How to prevent PLM cloud from buying experience complexity?

Experience is one of the most popular words in tech these days. CAD and PLM vendors are part of this journey as well. I would like to talk about “buying experience”. For many customers, enterprise software experience is actually starts from the moment company needs to make a decision what…

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How BoxCryptor can solve CAD cloud concerns?

How BoxCryptor can solve CAD cloud concerns?

The simplicity of DropBox and similar cloud based file storage makes it very attractive to many people. Engineers are not an exclusion from the list. The discussion about “Dropbox and PLM” is on going already long time. I posted about some interesting dropbox usage patterns few weeks ago here. As…

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What PLM vendors need to know about noSQL databases?

What PLM vendors need to know about noSQL databases?

Relational databases is a very mature set of technologies. We use RDBM (Relational databases) practically everywhere these days. It is hard to imagine enterprise software and PDM/PLM systems these days without relational databases. At the same time, the new class of database management solution is coming. It called NoSQL (Not…

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PLM and Engineering Task (Process) Management

PLM and Engineering Task (Process) Management

PLM is all about process management. This statement comes to the play when people explain the value of PLM in the organization. Usually, when you think about process management, your mind is switching to some kind of “workflow thinking” mode, which assumes you need to follow the process from state…

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Will PLM Make a Redshift?

Will PLM Make a Redshift?

Scaling globally is one of the biggest challenges for manufacturing organizations. For many years, enterprise software used as a basic backbone to solve problems of accessing information globally. Global IT, data centers, database clusters, applications integrations. To provide a single point of information access is a challenge for many of…

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