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Will PLM IoT self-update your cars over-the-air?

February 7, 2014

Few years ago, I got a problem with automatic transmission of our Honda Odyssey. The funny part of the story was that problem appeared after regular maintenance. Short trip to nearest dealership and after some time our Ody was out with updated software that fixed the way car controled parameters of torque convertor. Details aside, […]

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The Role of PLM in Hollow Corporations

February 5, 2014

Do you know what means “hollow corporation”? My readers from UK and Europe should be familiar with the term. This is a model for a company that outsource majority of their production activity. A compatible U.S. buzzword is “virtual business”. There are few references defining what is “hollow corporation”. Business glossary here defines it as a business […]

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Why PLM cannot adopt Big Data now?

January 30, 2014

The buzz about Big Data is everywhere these days. From 2011 and up today, we can clearly see skyrocketing interest in Big Data as well as to what is behind this buzzword. Companies around the world are trying to figure out what Big Data means for them and how they can leverage it now. Engineering and […]

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7 rules for selecting PLM software in 2014

January 17, 2014

Enterprise software choice is a complex decision process. The time when you was able to buy a software from trusted XYZ vendor and sleep safe is over. These days IT and other software decision makers are facing challenges related to technological and business options related to new business models, cloud technologies, specific vendors, user experience […]

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Will cloud PLM develop PaaS options?

January 16, 2014

Last year I was writing about PLM and PaaS dilemma. As we move more into diversity of cloud PLM options, the question about PLM platforms and PaaS is getting more interesting. PLM vendors are full speed in the process of understanding what cloud strategy to following – more traditional hosting, IaaS, private & public cloud, multi-tenant […]

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How PLM let go of the banana?

January 14, 2014

How do you trap a big monkey in a small cage the size of a banana? Easy! You place a banana inside the cage and leave an opening large enough for the monkey’s hand, but not for the banana. As soon as the monkey grabs the banana, it’s trapped. The monkey can set itself free […]

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PLM v BIM: United Or Separated?

January 13, 2014

Crossing boundaries is always lots of fun and opportunities. In blogging, it usually sparks so many discussions between people you can hardly see together. My recent blog PLM v BIM: common or different? surprised with the amount of debates on Facebook among my English and Russian speaking friends. Some of comments clearly hinted me onto […]

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PLM and industrial internet trend

January 10, 2014

Management of product data was always a first and most important imperative for PLM solutions. Depends on vendor strategy and various historical reasons, vendors are focusing on different dimensions of data – CAD design, bill of materials, manufacturing data, supply chain, etc. Regardless on the priority and marketing differentiation, any PLM solution today is trying […]

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PLM IoT and bed performance testing

January 9, 2014

Do you remember my PLM and Internet of Things article back in 2009? Four years ago it was a dream. However, everything changed now. Internet of Things (IoT) buzz is in a full swing these days. It gets real and bring lots of attention and real examples these days. CES 2014 brought some very interesting examples […]

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Social PLM and domain-restricted Google+ communities

January 7, 2014

Social topic might have another interesting turn. During few days off I had last week, I was reviewing unread social feeds and found an interesting article speaking about new Google+ feature –  an additional security layer. New configuration of domain restricted communities can insure only people from a specific organization are able to join. Google […]

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