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Box-Streem and new faces of cloud PDM competition

Box-Streem and new faces of cloud PDM competition

The race toward efficient cloud sharing of files and other information is heating up. While typical photo sharing application is mostly relies on the ability of smartphone and photo app to capture and share photo, the story is completely different for CAD and engineering data. There are pros and cons…

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Security and permissions are showstoppers to adopt search

Security and permissions are showstoppers to adopt search

Search and information discovery is a big deal these days. Inspired by Google and other web search giants, we want information at our fingertips at the right time. I’ve been following topic of search long time. You can jump on few of my previous articles about search – Oslo &…

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PLM, demolished silos and closed BOM loop

PLM, demolished silos and closed BOM loop

Product development and manufacturing is getting more complex every day. The complexity comes from both direction – product definition complexity and globalization in manufacturing, supply and customer experience. As we move towards future cloud software, the importance of data platforms¬†is growing even more. For the last 15-20 years, we are…

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You need PLM project to fail… to start lifecycle

You need PLM project to fail… to start lifecycle

One day you discover that your PLM implementation project is not doing so well. It happens and it called failure. Scott Cleveland’s blog took me back to the topic of PLM implementation failures. Unfortunately, I didn’t find the link on CIMdata research to read the paper mentioned by Scott. According…

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What PLM vendors can learn from manufacturing startups?

What PLM vendors can learn from manufacturing startups?

About half year ago, I was looking for bluetooth location trackers. The solution that caught my attention was Tile. I liked the slick video and interesting design. At that time I learned that Tile grabbed $2.6M via crowdfunding – very remarkable result. However, I noticed that solution is not available….

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OpenStack for Private Cloud PLM?

OpenStack for Private Cloud PLM?

The debates about cloud and PLM are in full swing. In my view, Why Cloud? is a wrong question these days. I think, the question “How to cloud…?” comes to the first place. One of the most prominent discussion is about private vs. public cloud. The concern about potential leak…

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Traditional PLM have reached their limits

Traditional PLM have reached their limits

To sell PLM to small and medium enterprise (SME) companies is a challenging tasks. I guess many of my readers will agree with me. I expressed some of my thoughts here – Why PLM stuck to provide solutions for SME?¬†Opposite to that, large manufacturing companies, especially in aerospace, automotive and…

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Can PLM turn notifications into a process and vice versa?

Can PLM turn notifications into a process and vice versa?

Notifications are fascinating. We are all love to get notified. Alarms, emails, meetings… Later came social notifications such as likes, discussion comments and others. Enterprise systems are sending notifications about process states and many others. Recent Apple WWDC presentation provided a snapshot about next evolution point of OS/X notifications. When…

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PLM One Big Silo

PLM One Big Silo

Silos is an interesting topic in enterprise software. And it is a very important topic for product lifecycle management. Why so? Because, PLM is heavily relies on the ability to work and communicated across the organization and extended value chain. Accessing information in multiple departments, functional domains and application is…

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PDM/PLM. Why The Cloud? Wrong question…

PDM/PLM. Why The Cloud? Wrong question…

You may think engineers like everything new. You may think it is so obvious. Engineers are developing all new technologies, gadgets and machines. All this new stuff… Literally everything… was actually developed by engineers. Engineers are in love from everything new they develop. But, here is the problem. When it…

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