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What can make PLM systems more affordable?

What can make PLM systems more affordable?

Innovation and technology can make things cheaper. This is an interesting trend we are observing for the last few decades. Consider that – computers are 1000x time cheaper than 3 decades ago. I picked up few data points about how technology changed the cost of things. It is pretty amazing…

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What is the best CAD System for Hardware Startups?

What is the best CAD System for Hardware Startups?

Hardware is growing these days. There are many new companies developing innovative products  It was enabled for new manufacturing technologies for prototyping, affordable electronic, global communication and new types of finance available for startups.  What software tools are available to these companies to help them to develop better products. Hardware…

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What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

What is “progressive” PLM solutions?

Terminology is important. You don’t want customers to get confused with the wrong term or technological buzzword. Unfortunately, some of technological terms today are converting into marketing buzzwords and require future clarification. Cloud is one of them. SaaS, Cloud, Public, Private, etc. Last year, I’ve been trying to demystify PLM…

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CIMdata PLM Market and Industry Forum 2016

CIMdata PLM Market and Industry Forum 2016

I spent today in Detroit attending annual PLM Market and Industry Forum by CIMdata – one of the leaders in PLM research and strategic management consulting. The event was the first in the series of events CIMdata will have across the globe for the next two months. While I’m still digesting information from…

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COFES 2016: Lego-ize PLM for federated data handoff?

COFES 2016: Lego-ize PLM for federated data handoff?

The Congress on the Future of Engineering Software (COFES 2016) is coming next week. Traditionally, COFES is a great opportunity to meet with industry people and discuss variety of problems and trends in engineering and manufacturing software. So, I will be heading to warm and sunny Scottsdale, AZ next week. You…

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Desktop virtualization vs cloud CAD platforms

Desktop virtualization vs cloud CAD platforms

Desktop virtualization is a technology that separates you desktop environment and installed apps from the physical computer. It became popular for the past few years as companies discovered a potential of virtualization. While you can think about cloud as a giant virtual computing factory, desktop virtualization is specifically interesting, because…

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The role of data and process management in product competition

The role of data and process management in product competition

One of the buzzwords you can hear in U.S. manufacturing for the last few years is reshoring. Reshoring (opposite to offshoring) is a practice of bring manufacturing and service back to U.S. from overseas. According to the latest survey done by Boston Consulting Group in 2015, U.S. manufacturing executives said that,…

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Can group chat turn PLM into addiction?

Can group chat turn PLM into addiction?

Social was once was a hot topic in PLM industry eco-system. The use of social networks is increasing. The latest Columbia Journalist Review article says Facebook is eating the word. According to the following passage: The majority of American adults are Facebook users, and the majority of those users regularly get…

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PI Congress Munich and distributed innovation

PI Congress Munich and distributed innovation

PI Munich event is over. Now it is the time to digest information, scroll through the notes, tweets and business cards. It was a great set of presentations, meetings and information exchange. One of my favorite presentation during the second day of the event was Jos Voskuil’s – The PLM identity crisis…

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Onshape might be on track to create an open engineering platform

Onshape might be on track to create an open engineering platform

Time is running fast. It has been almost 6 years since I met Hardi Meybaum co-founder of GrabCAD in one of Starbucks shops in Chestnut Hill, Mass. We’ve been talking about Marketplaces and Engineering Software. You can read my old blog here. Looking back, I think the idea of GrabCAD as a community…

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