Archive for June, 2013

PLM App Store. Not a dream. Reality…

PLM App Store. Not a dream. Reality…

App Store. These two words changed our life for the last few years. You have a problem? We have an app for this. Apple and other companies came to that space and we have millions of apps solving our everyday problems. The situation is different in engineering, manufacturing and enterprise….

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What Autodesk Fusion 360 means for PLM?

What Autodesk Fusion 360 means for PLM?

It is officially happened yesterday. Autodesk announced Fusion 360 – cloud based CAD software. Fusion leverages cloud tech to provide the ability for design team to work anywhere. It shines by the ability to support multiple platforms including OS X. It is available for $25/ month and you can try…

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PLM Cloud or Virtualization Alternative?

PLM Cloud or Virtualization Alternative?

The two terms “cloud computing” and “virtualization” have many things in common. From a specific technological standpoint, we can even call both of these terms identical. The ability to virtualize computing power and provide them with easy and painless way was one of the roots behind what is known today…

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Amazon, CIA and Future of PLM Private Clouds

Amazon, CIA and Future of PLM Private Clouds

Cloud. Public. Private. Dedicated. Secured. Security topic can detonate and destabilize any discussion about cloud deployment. Tell people about security and discussion will be derailed for the next 30 min… I’ve been discussing cloud security on my blog many times. You probably can skim few notable discussions by reading –…

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Total PLMification and Paper vs. Software Thoughts

Total PLMification and Paper vs. Software Thoughts

“Hardware is what it is. Software is what it does”. I’ve got this brilliant quote from Dick Morley at COFES Russia last month. It made me think about frustration people have sometimes working with Product Lifecycle Management systems. From my personal experience, the biggest lesson PLM industry must learn is…

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Excel Kingdom and Thoughts about PLM Data Openness

Excel Kingdom and Thoughts about PLM Data Openness

Data is a fascinating topic these days. The amount of data is growing and it raises lots of concerns on both – consumers and business sides of the world. Last week I’ve been blogging about web data common project. Openness is another interesting issue that debates by many people today….

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Cloud PLM and Google Loon Sunday Dreams

Cloud PLM and Google Loon Sunday Dreams

Sunday is a good day to dream and think about something completely crazy and impossible. More than four years ago I started to explore the potential of cloud PLM on my blog.┬áIf you are long time readers you can probably remember my Where is PLM on industry cloud map? or…

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Cloud PLM and disruptive technology economic impact

Cloud PLM and disruptive technology economic impact

We love word “disruptive”. It is so nice and tasty. However, very often, we use it without thinking twice what does it mean. Read materials from many startups and large companies – you found lots of statements about “disruptive technology” or “disruptive innovation”. Wikipedia article provides a very decent definition…

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CAD, Cloud Folders and Search Apps

CAD, Cloud Folders and Search Apps

Dear Mr. Manufacturing CIO. I have good news for you – engineers in your your organization are already using cloud services. However, let me point on bad news too – people in your organization are using cloud services. Navigate to my previous blog – PLM cloud concerns and Dropbox reality…

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About PLM Islands and Russian Search

About PLM Islands and Russian Search

Recently, I’ve been talking a lot of search paradigm and findability┬áin PLM. In many aspects, web search changed our life. Search remains one of the fundamental user experience in consumer space and web. We search for tasks, locations, emails, friends, events and many other things. Search is different when we…

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