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PLM+ALM: first achievements and future challenges

PLM+ALM: first achievements and future challenges

Software is eating the world. And products that we know in the past as purely mechanical, today have strong dependencies on software embedded or used with these products. From that standpoint cars are literally becoming a “computer on wheels”. The way we control car and many related car features are…

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Microsoft cloud business is growing. How PLM vendors can follow?

Microsoft cloud business is growing. How PLM vendors can follow?

Few days ago, I was sharing my thoughts about Microsoft Azure Stack and hybrid could. Check this link. Are there cloud PLM solutions available from Azure cloud? Not many, according my observations (If you know about one, let me now). Based on CIMdata research, cloud PLM adoption was much slower…

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Customers demand openness of cloud PLM solutions

Customers demand openness of cloud PLM solutions

For very long time, security was one of the top concerns stopping enterprises and manufacturing companies from adopting cloud technologies. While it is still true, the future barriers to cloud technologies and cloud PLM can be different. The latest Internet Trends report from Mary Meeker contains a section devoted to the…

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PLM and chatter about digital transformation

PLM and chatter about digital transformation

My favorite article during this weekend was – My Father-In-Law Won’t Become a Coder, No Matter What Economists Say.  Read the article and draw your opinion. The transformation is happening outside and human jobs are replaced with screens and computers. Marketing and sales is a good example, but the change…

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PLM: from SOA to MASA (Mesh App & Service Architecture)

PLM: from SOA to MASA (Mesh App & Service Architecture)

Unless you live under the rock, you know what is SOA (Service Oriented Architecture). It was style of software design where service provided to other components by applications through some sort of communication protocol via network. The basic principle was independence from technology. So components are representing logical activity with…

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Cloud CAD: comparison trajectories

Cloud CAD: comparison trajectories

Forbes article Roundup of Cloud Computing Forecast in 2017 gives you a perspective on how much cloud will impact business. According to the article, 74% of Tech Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) say cloud computing will have the most measurable impact on their business in 2017. Cloud computing is projected to increase…

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IoT and changing PLM paradigms

IoT and changing PLM paradigms

According to IDC research, manufacturing industry is going to invest near $178bn in the next 4 years in IoT solutions. I captured this information from Raconteur article – Internet of things shaking up product production. For almost two decades, PLM was mostly solving a problem of product data management and…

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The State of PLM Keynote at CONTACT Software Open World

The State of PLM Keynote at CONTACT Software Open World

Earlier today, I was honored to be a keynote speaker at CONTACT Software Open World 2017 user event in Fulda, Germany. Manufacturing industry is going through the transformation process, which is the outcome of many industry and technological trends – cloud, IoT, agile, open source, AI and machine learning. In…

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