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Dropbox Infinity Drive and how it will impact cloud CAD trajectories

Dropbox Infinity Drive and how it will impact cloud CAD trajectories

Cloud storage became a part of our everyday life. It is easy to store files on Dropbox, Google Drive or Microsoft One Drive. Everyone can use it. It works well for one file. It can work well for bunch of files or folders. Then it gets complicated because of size. The main…

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Distributed engineering and CAD data management

Distributed engineering and CAD data management

Distributed environment is a new reality in manufacturing and it creates many new challenges. You can argue that manufacturing companies were using suppliers and multiple manufacturing locations for the last several decades. What changed? Actually a lot. What we can see is a speed and complexity by distribution. The old…

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Sci-fi products, digital transformation & fax machine

Sci-fi products, digital transformation & fax machine

The number of new technologies developed for the last decade is amazing. Video, mobile, communication, self-driving cars… what else? The video of recent SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket landing on a drone ship at sea made me think about  sci-fi books of Ayzek Azimov back in my school time. Product development technologies are…

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What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

Terminology is important. You don’t want customers to get confused with the wrong term or technological buzzword. Unfortunately, some of technological terms today are converting into marketing buzzwords and require future clarification. Cloud is one of them. SaaS, Cloud, Public, Private, etc. Last year, I’ve been trying to demystify PLM…

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AI can remove mental load of PLM workflows

AI can remove mental load of PLM workflows

PLM software is hard to interact with. I think the hardest part is PLM workflows. Usually very sophisticated it creates a complex jungle of choice, buttons and diagrams. But if you think about it, the goal is pretty simple – to communicate with people about information and decision making process….

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Cloud PLM infrastructure competition

Cloud PLM infrastructure competition

Cloud is a big buzzword these days and all PLM vendors are trying to use to their own advantage. Last year, I’ve been comparing PLM cloud services. You can catch up on my blogs here – The buyers’ guide for PLM cloud 2015. Cloud infrastructure is an important element of…

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Product lifecycle data and DIY visualization tools

Product lifecycle data and DIY visualization tools

We live in a data-driven world these days. We are surrounded by data in our everyday life. Our ability to understand and analyze business data can be a critical factor in many situation. Although relying on IT organization to provide tools and prepare reports can be a good idea, I…

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Social product development tools and knowledge retention in manufacturing

Social product development tools and knowledge retention in manufacturing

A growing number of manufacturing companies are dependent on the experience of aging workforce. Often process guidelines or rules are left undocumented. Even more various decisions taking by product development and manufacturing are undocumented too. It might be decisions and information about how products are defined, designed and developed. Human…

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Next-Generation Collaboration Challenge

Next-Generation Collaboration Challenge

Collaboration is one of these magic words that often used by software vendors to explain value proposition of PDM and PLM solutions. You might remember in the past “collaborative PDM” and other trends. In fact, leading PLM analytic company CIMdata is still using collaborative PDM (cPDM) definition. I captured the…

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