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Death trajectory of cloud PLM PaaS

Death trajectory of cloud PLM PaaS

Unless you lived under the rock for the last few years, you’ve heard words IaaS, PaaS and SaaS at least few times. While IaaS and SaaS are relatively easy to explain, PaaS is one of the most disputed cloud concepts. Many enterprise vendors took PaaS concept to create a strategies…

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AI opportunity for product lifecycle management

AI opportunity for product lifecycle management

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is having a renaissance moment these days. With the risk to disclose my age, I can remind to my readers about “expert systems” and Prolog programming and pattern matching back in 1980s. Investors are getting more excited about AI these days. Check out my last year article – Future…

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PLM IoT: Expansion vs Redefinition?

PLM IoT: Expansion vs Redefinition?

IoT discussions are booming these days. The hype and expectations are so high. According to Gartner’s hype cycle, IoT is remaining at the peak of inflated expectations. Companies are making huge investments in IoT business and everyone is very much interested who will be the winner in IoT competitive race….

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Disruption, Innovation and large PLM vendors

Disruption, Innovation and large PLM vendors

Manufacturing world is changing and it can bring new opportunities for transformation and changes. Few days ago, I posted an article Mature CAD/PLM vendors and startup behavior. The point I made in my conclusion is related to the business of established PLM companies – large vendors are mostly competing with themselves….

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Agile product development: the next PLM frontier?

Agile product development: the next PLM frontier?

Product Innovation Platform is an interesting concept emerged for the last few years. It addresses few very important aspects of PLM deployment and architecture – openness, integration and sustainable deployment. Unfortunately, it is very hard to create a clear definition of Product Innovation Platform. Catch up on some of my…

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Will PLM take a hybrid cloud route in 2017?

Will PLM take a hybrid cloud route in 2017?

Cloud was one of the main “debated” topic in PLM for the last 2-3 years. All PLM vendors learned how to attach “cloud” word to their marketing, products and technologies. However, when it comes to implementation, the devil is details. The discussion about SaaS applications vs hosted cloud solution was pretty much…

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PLM IoT will have to reborn again in 2017

PLM IoT will have to reborn again in 2017

The Internet of things (IoT) is the concept based on the communication and using internet protocol between physical devices. (cars, smart devices, buildings, etc.) with embedded electronics, software, sensors and everything else you can imagine. The last few years built a significant hype around IoT in general, but also around…

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Will PLM vendors find a way to monetize IoT?

Will PLM vendors find a way to monetize IoT?

IoT is a topic that raises many debates these days. Speaking to engineering and manufacturing IT people I can see a variety of opinion – from total ignorance to high level of excitement. The same can be said about vendors. Some of CAD / PLM vendors are in the position…

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What changed in PLM since 2004?

What changed in PLM since 2004?

Few days ago, I my attention was caught by Allan Behrens’ tweet  with a very provoking question about what changed in PLM for the last 10-12 years. He posted a link to an old article from 2004 – PLM: evolving tools for an evolving market? Thoughts or comments on how…

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What’s next for cloud PLM?

What’s next for cloud PLM?

Just few years ago “cloud PLM ” was an oxymoron. A conservative position of engineering IT was that cloud is a wrong place to product IP and manufacturing companies will never trust cloud storage and technologies. Fast forward in 2016 and we can see PLM vendors are reporting about full…

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