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Why PLM should leave a comfort zone?

February 27, 2015

Thoughts after PI Congress in Dusseldorf… Earlier this week, I attended PI Congress in Dusseldorf. For me, it was an interesting experience. I had no chance to attend PLM events for almost two years. PI Congress is an event I know from a very first time it was introduced in London back in 2011. The event […]

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What will change existing PLM paradigms?

February 26, 2015

It is not uncommon to hear about “changing paradigms” in different domains these days. We are watching Netflix and disconnecting cable TVs, using Uber instead of driving our own cars. Yesterday at PI Congress, I saw the following slide demonstrating examples of digital disruption in different industry domains. Which obviously made me think about disruption […]

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PLM and changes in manufacturing eco-system

February 23, 2015

In my previous post, I summarized changes in enterprise software that are going to influence a future of PLM. But enterprise software is not only thing that impacting PLM. A lot of new things are happening in manufacturing itself. You probably heard about “new industrial revolution”, “Manufacturing 4.0″, “makers movement”, etc. It is hard to put right […]

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New enterprise software reality for PLM vendors

February 20, 2015

I’m planning to attend PI Congress event in Dusseldorf next week. As part of the preparation, I’m taking a look back on past events. Back in 2012, I was presented at PLM Innovation 2012 event in Munich about PLM and consumerization. You can navigate and see my presentation. One of the topics I discussed was […]

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Irregular thoughts about PLM when skiing at high altitudes

February 16, 2015

[Updated 19-Feb-2015] I’ve been thinking about my blogging pattern this week. Taking time off, it is hard to keep up with a regular daily post schedule. However, it is hard to disconnect from PLM ideas completely. So, I decided to do something new.  I’m coming with one “live blog” with some irregular thoughts about PLM. […]

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Why existing standards can fail future PLM platforms?

February 12, 2015

There is a growing number of discussions related to  ”platformization” in PLM. Few weeks ago I had a chance to read CIMdata’s article Platformization: The Next Step in PLM’s Evolution by Peter Bilello. It speaks about reliability of future PLM solutions: Reliable solutions must be able to withstand multiple system upgrades and platform migrations. In turn, […]

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Why PLM got stuck with people?

February 10, 2015

I want to step back and look on PLM development trends for the last 4-5 years. Cloud PLM was one of the most visible one. It came as a result of enterprise software consumerization - the trend that made lot of mature web and cloud technologies available for enterprise organization. The adoption of cloud technologies by […]

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The complexity of PLM business models

February 5, 2015

I’ve been blogging about future of PLM licensing earlier this month. It sparked few interesting discussions online and offline. One of the topic I captured out of these discussion was related to relationships between different players in a business model. In some situations, relationships are simple and easy. You have suppliers and consumers. Consumers are paying […]

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The role of product lifecycle in open source hardware

January 30, 2015

We live in the era of changes. Think about the impact open source software (OSS) made on the software industry for the last 10-15 years. Many things we are using on daily basis today became enabled by open source software. Now, take a deep breath. The story of open source will repeat again, but with hardware. […]

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The importance of software BOM for hardware security

January 27, 2015

We live in the era of smart products. Modern smartphones is a good confirmation to that. The average person today keeps in his pocket a computer with computational capability equal or even more than computer that aerospace and defense industry used for navigation. In addition to that, you smartphone has communication capability (Wi-Fi and Bluetooth) […]

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