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Will search replace engineer’s brain in the future?

January 16, 2015

Computers are changing the way we work. It is probably too broad statement. But if I think about the fact today is Friday afternoon, it should be fine . I want to take a bit futuristic perspective today. Google, internet and computing are good reason why our everyday habits today are different from what we […]

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Top 5 PLM trends to watch in 2015

January 15, 2015

Holidays are over and it was a good time to think about what you can expect in engineering and manufacturing software related to PLM in coming year. You probably had a chance to listen to my 2015 PLM predictions podcast few months ago. If you missed that, here is the link. Today I want to […]

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How many enterprise PLM systems will survive cloud migration

January 14, 2015

Cloud adoption is growing. For most of existing PLM vendors it means to think about how to migrate existing platforms and applications to the cloud. I covered related activities of PLM vendors in my previous articles. Take a look here – PLM cloud options and 2014 SaaS survey. It can give you an entry point […]

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Utility and future PLM licensing models

January 13, 2015

Razorleaf article More PLM Licensing models made me think about business models and licensing transformation that happening these days in engineering and manufacturing industry. I guess, we knew changes are coming… Back in 2012 I shared some of my thoughts about PLM Cloud and Software Licensing Transformation. In a bit different perspective I’ve been discussed future […]

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Why today’s CAD & PLM tools won’t become future platforms?

January 12, 2015

PLM business and software vendors are transforming. Manufacturing companies are looking for new type of solutions that can give a faster ROI as well as become a better place for engineering and manufacturing innovation. The dissatisfaction of customers about slow ROI and low value proposition is growing. Back in 2012 I was listening to Boeing […]

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The demand for PLM services

January 8, 2015

Services is an important part of every PLM implementation. My attention caught news article – Kalypso and GoEngineer form strategic partnership. I found it interesting, especially the following passage: “The Kalypso-GoEngineer partnership enables both firms to scale our businesses to better serve the growing demand for PLM services and software,” said George Young, CEO of […]

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What stops manufacturing from entering into DaaS bright future?

January 7, 2015

There are lot of changes in manufacturing eco-system these days. You probably heard about many of them. Changes are coming as a result of many factors – physical production environment, IP ownership, cloud IT infrastructure, connected products, changes in demand model and mass customization. The last one is interesting. The time when manufacturing was presented […]

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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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