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How PLM can “build itself” using artificial intelligence technologies

January 6, 2015

I had a chance to visit The Art of Brick exhibition in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Museum few days ago. If you following me on social media websites, there is a chance you noticed few pictures. Afterwards, I read more about LEGO artist Nathan Sawaya. What impressed me is a power of “simple LEGO brick”. A simple […]

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PLM and Entire System Common Data Model

January 5, 2015

Products are getting more complex these days. There are multiple reasons for that. Adding of connectivity and software is one of the most visible reasons why it happens. Think about any simple gadget these days, which cost less than 99$ in US. It includes mechanical components, electrical parts and software. In additional to that, products […]

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Beyond PLM: Top 10 most popular posts of 2014

December 29, 2014

It is almost a tradition to write a summary of what was popular on the blog for a past year. So, here we go for top 10 Beyond PLM posts. It was a year of growing interest in new technologies and trends such as Internet of Things and cloud. At the same time, I observed […]

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Mobile PLM innovation continuum

December 29, 2014

Mobile is one of the strongest trends in technology and business these days. I keep following technology and business events around mobile and speculate how and when PLM companies will leverage it for engineering and manufacturing software. My old post – PLM mobile gold rush. Did vendors miss the point? speaks about wrong path most of […]

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How PLM can ride big data trend in 2015

December 22, 2014

Few month ago, I shared the story of True & co – company actively experimenting and leveraging data science to improve design and customer experience. You can catch up by navigating on the following link – PLM and Big Data Driven Product Design. One of the most interesting pieces of True & Co experience I’ve […]

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How collaborative economy will change PLM

December 19, 2014

Have you heard about collaborative economy? If you are not familiar with the term, it is a time to get up to speed. I’m sure you are familiar with many examples of collaborative economy or so-called economy of share. Here is Wikipedia definition, which I found pretty accurate: The sharing economy (sometimes also referred to as […]

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Cloud is an opportunity to set open standards for PLM

December 11, 2014

One of the topic that usually drives lot of attention in engineering software is standards. Or absence of standards. The story of standards goes back long way to CAD formats and multi-CAD universe. I’ve been touching topic of standards and PLM earlier. Catch up on my posts – CAD/PLM standards and toothbrush problem and PLM standards: […]

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Future PLM platforms: between a rock and hard place

December 4, 2014

Manufacturing landscape and technology are changing fast these days. Most of existing PLM platforms were developed 15+ years ago. Therefore, a question about new PLM platforms is getting more vocal.  What will be a foundation for that platform? How existing implementations  and technologies evolve? What will be a role of standards in a future PLM platforms. […]

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Future of design: how to connect physical and digital entities?

December 2, 2014

Technology can help us to expand horizons of possible and impossible. I’ve been experiencing this expansion earlier today while watching AU2014 keynote session online while physically traveling to Denver, CO. Twitter and streaming video are quite efficient way to stay in touch with event virtually everywhere. If you missed AU live streaming earlier today, you […]

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It is not easy to add “social” to PLM

December 1, 2014

My recent post Social PLM: How to pull a trigger? became a trigger for me to think and discuss “social” topic again. I found certain level of disagreement with Jim Brown’s position about how to put social in PLM. Here is Jim’s comment: @jim_techclarity: @olegshilovitsky There is a lot more low hanging fruit elsewhere. Easier to […]

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