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New PLM paradigm, adoption challenge and manufacturing competition

New PLM paradigm, adoption challenge and manufacturing competition

Existing PLM systems were born few decades ago to provide a solution to control engineering data. Hence the paradigm of data control is built in on a very fundamental level. In a nutshell, PLM is a databases to store, retrieve and protect extended CAD data, which can include files, related…

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Workflows are hard… and not only for PLM vendors

Workflows are hard… and not only for PLM vendors

Workflows is a very essential part of PLM system and overall product lifecycle management paradigm. PLM vendors are using workflow mechanism to model business processes in organization for product development, engineering to manufacturing, change management and many other user cases. Even workflow seems to be an intuitive and well understood…

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The reality of data in manufacturing companies

The reality of data in manufacturing companies

PLM companies are in full swing adopting IoT technologies and marketing language. And one of the most of important element of IoT technologies is data. Yes, the data produced by connected products, absorbed, collected, classified and capable to produce a desired insight everyone is looking for in manufacturing industry. It…

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What will come after “single version of truth”? Global data networks.

What will come after “single version of truth”? Global data networks.

I posted about my view on the process of digital transformation and how digitalization can come to manufacturing and more specifically to Product Lifecycle Management. My main points were about digital control and gradual transformation of information landscape from monolithic information model into granular islands of connected information. The first is…

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Amazon Outage and Fake PLM Cloudification

Amazon Outage and Fake PLM Cloudification

Last week Amazon outage was a splashing event for everything related to cloud  computing. Amazon S3 in east cost went down and knocked out many cloud services around the world. In CAD / PLM ecosystem it was almost a silent event. Autodesk cloud infrastructure partially went down. Also GrabCAD informed customers…

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PLM collaboration: Cost vs Value?

PLM collaboration: Cost vs Value?

Collaboration is one of the most prominent values offered by PLM vendors. Product development and manufacturing is a team effort and therefore “collaboration” is very important. The last decade of technological and web development open new horizons in what collaboration can do. Many PLM vendors got excited by the ability…

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Will industrial cloud speed up PLM SaaS adoption?

Will industrial cloud speed up PLM SaaS adoption?

At the time research companies and industries pundits are trying to answer on the question why cloud PLM adoption is not going as fast as some vendors dreamed about five years ago, industry cloud business is probably going through the roof. At least this is what I learned from Techcrunch…

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PLM big data projects can fail to deliver fast ROI

PLM big data projects can fail to deliver fast ROI

Data is a new oil. Businesses are learning it every day. For the last 5-6 years, many businesses have moved from ignoring the data assets to hysterically collecting every piece of information.Few months ago, I shared some of my thoughts in the article – Big data expectation and reality. There…

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Death trajectory of cloud PLM PaaS

Death trajectory of cloud PLM PaaS

Unless you lived under the rock for the last few years, you’ve heard words IaaS, PaaS and SaaS at least few times. While IaaS and SaaS are relatively easy to explain, PaaS is one of the most disputed cloud concepts. Many enterprise vendors took PaaS concept to create a strategies…

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The end of old PLM workflow as we know it

The end of old PLM workflow as we know it

It is not a secret that PLM workflow is very hard to implement. Every PLM system workflow implementation is balancing between value and complexity. And companies are looking how new agile methods can improve collaboration, communication and streamline processes. In my view, it is a right time to take a look…

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