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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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What PLM vendors can learn form YC applications

What PLM vendors can learn form YC applications

If you’ve been involved in the start-up development at least once during the last decade, you probably heard about YC (Y Combinator). Started back in 2005, this is one of the most famous and powerful start-up incubator. Here is what Wikipedia says about YC. In its main program, Y Combinator…

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Product lifecycle and manufacturing in Internet economy

Product lifecycle and manufacturing in Internet economy

Internet have changed our lives, the way we consume news and media, buying clothes, navigating on the roads, traveling and many others. Major consumer tech brands have moved much beyond the original tech services. These vendors are heavily involved into online economy. Recent article by Chris Dixon on Medium –…

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Manufacturing, platforms and network effect

Manufacturing, platforms and network effect

We are getting more connected these days. Many elements of our every day life habits and needs are moving into digital space – media & news moved completely from paper magazines online, e-commerce is developing fast, transportation is catching up. I can see some interesting signs of digital transformation in…

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Will companies abandon PLM workflow idea?

Will companies abandon PLM workflow idea?

Process is one of the fundamental elements in existing product lifecycle system. Most of existing PLM systems are build around two concepts: product date and process implementation. The latest is heavily relies on a variety of workflow-like systems helping manufacturing companies to route information and changes between engineering and business…

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Homegrown PLM, focused tools and dis-integration

Homegrown PLM, focused tools and dis-integration

Integration is a popular word in PLM. It is a good word. It gives you a good taste and promise of the right approach, technology, strategy. Just say that – “integrated PLM deployment” and it feels good. Doesn’t matter that integration means bunch of code written using different languages, scripts,…

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Hardware Companies Seek Access to Better Tools

Hardware Companies Seek Access to Better Tools

Hardware is growing these days. According to Bolt VC blog, hardware industry is the fastest growing sector in the market, with investment up 30x since 2010. The number of new manufacturing companies is growing, It was enabled for new manufacturing technologies for prototyping, affordable electronic, global communication and new types of…

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Onshape and future CAD open source trajectories

Onshape and future CAD open source trajectories

One of the topics, I’m following on my blog for long time is open source. Open source software (OSS) or free open source software (FOSS)  is a significant trend in modern software eco-system. Below you can find few passages from Wikipedia with explanations. Here is definition for OSS: Open-source software (OSS)…

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COFES 2016: World Update from Cyon Research, Cambashi and Jon Peddie Research

COFES 2016: World Update from Cyon Research, Cambashi and Jon Peddie Research

I’m attending The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES 2016) these days in Scottsdale, AZ. COFES is the engineering software industry’s only annual think tank event which brings executives from design, engineering, architectural, development and technology companies together. You have a chance to talk to people, attend analysts and…

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