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AU2016: Autodesk Forge DevDays

AU2016: Autodesk Forge DevDays

I’m at AU2016 this week. Yesterday, I had a chance to attend Autodesk Forge Dev Day. It is a  gathering of several hundred people – mostly developers and partners of Autodesk together with Autodesk Partnership team lead by Autodesk Senior Director Jim Quanci. You might know this as ADN team…

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Fog PLM?

Fog PLM?

For the last few years, we’ve said and heard a lot about cloud and PLM. Isn’t it a time for a new buzzword? What about “Fog PLM”? Are you ready? Forbes article – What Is Fog Computing? can give you an idea. In a nutshell, Fog computing (and I’m not sure if…

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PLM over-engineering

PLM over-engineering

“Two engineers. Three opinions”. You probably heard this joke before. This is a reality of engineering world. In my view PLM projects is a quintessence of the complexity and opinions about the requirements and how things should be implemented. Business requirements are exploding, discussions are endless and the result is…

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Ambi-mongo, neo-retro and future PLM paradigms

Ambi-mongo, neo-retro and future PLM paradigms

ZDNet article – In database category race, candidates turn non-partisan brings an fascinating perspective on modern development of data management technologies. It brings up few interesting trends with very funny buzzwords – Ambi-Mongo, Neo-retro and some others. Read the article and draw your conclusion. One of the main points in the article is…

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How to transform PLM system into ‘Insight engine’

How to transform PLM system into ‘Insight engine’

The perceived value of product lifecycle management (PLM) is to help companies to boost innovation and improve product development, operation and service processes. It is indeed very important, hence there are so many discussions in PLM industry about how to improve processes in general. However, most of these discussions are…

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PLM Big Data Heaven: Expectations and Reality

PLM Big Data Heaven: Expectations and Reality

Manufacturing companies are learning about the value of data assets. For the last few years, we have seen a tremendous interest in data capture projects with the goal to make it valuable for manufacturing companies, consumers and engineering software vendors. It sounds like manufacturers are literally sitting on big data dynamite…

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Devops and Continuous Delivery in PLM Customizations

Devops and Continuous Delivery in PLM Customizations

Customization is a bad word in jargon of PLM implementations. The modern lingo brings us a new politically correct word – configuration. PLM vendors are splitting hairs trying to describe the difference between customization and configuration. You might remember my last year article – PLM: Customization vs Configurations – let’s…

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3DDrive: Solidworks bridge to the cloud?

3DDrive: Solidworks bridge to the cloud?

These days is really hard to read news and not to see a word “cloud” at least few times during the day. My attention was caught by the news about Solidworks 2017 and 3DDrive – new cloud service from Solidworks. PDM is one of the engineering software domains that actively catching…

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Cloud PLM – the new generation of Oldsmobile?

Cloud PLM – the new generation of Oldsmobile?

Engineering.com webinar with fascinating name – Not your father’s PLM by Chad Jackson of Lifecycle Insight reminded me the textbook example of how some companies are coming ahead of itself. I’m talking about Oldsmobile. The story goes back into 1980s. Management at Oldsmobile were serving a specific market with a specific…

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