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Data as a Platform & Future Manufacturing Intelligence

Data as a Platform & Future Manufacturing Intelligence

Data is the new oil. I’m sure this is not the first time you’ve heard this phrase. But it certainly will not be the last one. If I keep an oil paradigm, data is just like crude. It is very valuable, but it unrefined. it cannot be used. Crude has…

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Engineering Software and App Store Subscriptions

Engineering Software and App Store Subscriptions

The king is dead, long live the king! It is a traditional proclamation made following the accession of a new monarch in various countries. In modern times, it has become a popular phrasal template. Do you remember the level of excitement we had about the idea of Apps in engineering…

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CAD, cloud, browser… Let’s sort it out

CAD, cloud, browser… Let’s sort it out

PTC Creo will be available in the cloud soon. That’s the news that came yesterday from PTC LiveWorx 2016 event. I haven’t had a chance to see it, but captured few messages from twitter from  PTC and Monica Schnitger as you can see below. The news itself is not shocking. CAD…

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PLM competition: How to Build a Better Mousetrap?

PLM competition: How to Build a Better Mousetrap?

Engineering.com article Success at Microsoft and Airbus: Can Aras Battle Their Way into the PLM Big Leagues? is raising multiple questions about the status of PLM (or more precisely cPDM) competition. Top vendors in this space are remaining the same for the last 10-15 years and according to current analytic researches…

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Global Manufacturing Vault

Global Manufacturing Vault

Do you have a dream? How do you want see manufacturing in a decade from now? Did you try to shout your eyes and imagine what will happen in 2026? 10 years is not a big period of time in manufacturing. But, it is big enough to see a significant…

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Cloud PLM and technological trends in 2016

Cloud PLM and technological trends in 2016

For the last decade, consumer technologies created many new surprises and challenges for enterprise software. Consumer technology is creating disruptive advantages enterprises are simply required to face more quickly to stay relevant in the market. But the move towards new technologies isn’t simple. ZDNet article – The enterprise technologies to…

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The challenges of distributed BOM handover in data-driven manufacturing

The challenges of distributed BOM handover in data-driven manufacturing

Disclosure: As a co-founder of openBoM, I understand that my opinion and thoughts about future challenges can be unintentionally biased. Nevertheless, I believe the topic itself is very important, so I decided to share the information and my opinion anyway. Manufacturing is changing these days. While you can hear lot…

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How to plan for better product development collaboration in 2016

How to plan for better product development collaboration in 2016

Collaboration was an important element in the development of product lifecycle technologies. First PDM and PLM systems allowed to control data access, share information and communicate between team members. Back those days, processes in manufacturing organizations were managed using emails and paper trays. So, PDM / PLM collaboration was quite…

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