Technologies

What will accelerate future PLM development? 

What will accelerate future PLM development? 

My attention was caught by the following tweet coming from PTC CEO Jim Hepplemann: When I co-founded Windchill nearly 20 yrs ago, it was 1st to market as an internet-based PLM solution. The vision to see #IoT = #PLM is why @PTC ranks the highest in the new @forrester Wave…

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How to reinvent product data ownership

How to reinvent product data ownership

Engineering and manufacturing is all about data – CAD files, Excels, databases, etc. Data is everywhere. For the last 15-20 years, several generations of PDM and PLM systems were brought to manage data created and changed by companies. Data stuck everywhere. For less organized companies data is on USB drives…

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The lifecycle of a turkey

The lifecycle of a turkey

This is a bad day to be a turkey. Thanksgiving is coming and it means mass murdering of turkey population. 46 million turkeys are eaten each Thanksgiving according to Turkey facts. I’ve learned earlier today that back into Pilgrim days turkeys weren’t as numerous as they are today. Old days…

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PLM and Blockchain – yes, no, maybe?

PLM and Blockchain – yes, no, maybe?

Blockchain topic is extremely hot these days. Earlier this morning, I had a chance to talk with one of my blog readers (also running PLM IT for large manufacturing firm). The conversation was about blockchain and if it makes sense for PLM business and not. This conversation made me think…

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POWER’BY – the name of 3DEXPERIENCE PLM overlay?

POWER’BY – the name of 3DEXPERIENCE PLM overlay?

How to overlay competitors. In my view, this is a new name in CAD / PLM competition game. It has variations of names and forms, but it is about the same. Decades ago it was about CAD formats, later on it was about how to block PDM / PLM integration…

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PLM software and future enterprise cloud wars

PLM software and future enterprise cloud wars

Bob Evans’ Forbes article  – Why Amazon Won’t Catch #1 Microsoft In The Cloud: Because It’s All About Software caught my attention earlier this week. It makes an interesting comparison between superiority of Amazon achievements in the cloud development and cloud software role. According to the article the future of cloud…

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PLM, blockchain and network of trust 

PLM, blockchain and network of trust 

Single version of truth is a mantra sold by most of enterprise software vendors. PLM is included. I think, PLM vendors went to extreme in the attempt to connect the value of PLM system and business ideas to the need to bring all the information under the roof of a…

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Will Graph DB provide a perfect model for PLM?

Will Graph DB provide a perfect model for PLM?

Graph is a very powerful paradigm. For many years, the idea of “graph” or “connection” was empowering software engineers to develop many PDM and PLM applications. As much the conceptual model of graph is good, the realization is not perfect. Therefore, all PDM and PLM vendors are using relational databases to…

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