Archive for April, 2013

PLM and Unknown Unknowns Use Cases

PLM and Unknown Unknowns Use Cases

Recent tragic event in Boston, raised again the question about critical role of real time information integration. You may think, it is not something that related to engineering and manufacturing software. Until recent time, I’ve seen it exactly in the same way. However, with the latest trends in the developing…

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PLM systems and web scale API trajectories

PLM systems and web scale API trajectories

APIs. Just to eliminate any possible confusion, API stands for Application Programming Interface. Wikipedia provides very straightforward definition of API here. For many years, API was an important element of PDM, PLM and other enterprise software business. APIs enabled the possibility of any system to be expanded, customized and tailored…

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PLM, Bill of Materials and Silo Syndrome

PLM, Bill of Materials and Silo Syndrome

Are you familiar with term “silo”. When it comes to enterprises and large organizations, we often can hear about different silos of information. Here is the definition of information silo as it appears in Wikipedia. An information silo is a management system incapable of reciprocal operation with other, related information…

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Product Lifecycle Exhaust

Product Lifecycle Exhaust

Do you think Big Data and noSQL are the last and coolest trend in data world? No way. Software architects and geeks are sleepless to find new and unknown trends and opportunities. Last week I attended COFES 2013 in sunny Arizona. The following buzzword caught my attention during one of…

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PDM: Rightsize, Wrongsize, Overkill?

PDM: Rightsize, Wrongsize, Overkill?

I want to talk about PDM today. Product Data Management is not a new topic. Companies are using PDM many years. However, here is a deal – after many years of PDM deployment, customers are still trying to avoid to implement PDM. You may think it is mostly small and…

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How PLM can adopt Sales 2.0?

How PLM can adopt Sales 2.0?

The last decade was all about 2.0. To me, 2.0 trend was about how to re-think existing norms and behaviors, re-invent something well-known and to challenge existing axioms. Internet changed a lot in our life for the last decade. One of the places that remains very conservative is enterprise sales….

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The future of PLM Glassware?

The future of PLM Glassware?

Technological predictions are tough and nobody wants to make them. Back in 2010, I came with the following post – Who Can Generate 3D/PLM Content For Apple iPad? Back that time, the value of iPad was questioned by many people. Speaking about manufacturing companies, people were very skeptical by the…

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How Amazon helps cloud PLM to connect to enterprise data?

How Amazon helps cloud PLM to connect to enterprise data?

Face it, even cloud is trending and growing fast, on enterprise premise systems are representing a major part of engineering and manufacturing systems in organizations. It includes ERP, CRM, PDM, PLM systems as well as zillions of Excels and CAD files. I’ve been thinking how to optimize cloud/on-premise data co-existance….

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COFES 2013 – Notable discussions and moon photoshoots

COFES 2013 – Notable discussions and moon photoshoots

I’ve been attended COFES 2013 earlier last week. For those of you not familiar with the event, navigate your browser to the following link. COFES stands for The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software. ¬†Annual COFES is taking place in the same location every year in April. You can…

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Will New Jazz Product Development Model work for PLM?

Will New Jazz Product Development Model work for PLM?

The world around us is changing much faster these days. It happens in many places. Business environment are much more dynamic. New technologies are disrupting existing industries and eco-systems. PLM systems were developed to help companies to manage and follow product development processes in the companies and extended eco-system. As…

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