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PLM is almost invisible in the ocean of IoT influencers

PLM is almost invisible in the ocean of IoT influencers

Onalytica blog – IoT 2017: Top 100 Influencers, Brands and Publications brings few very interesting data points about growing community of IoT affiliated vendors, media, bloggers and analysts. I skimmed the article and pictures. Interesting stuff and quite useful link. If you following IoT topic, it priceless – brands, names, twitter…

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PLM data-driven user experience

PLM data-driven user experience

Nobody wants to sell plain bagels these days. People are looking for differentiation. It is very much true for what is happening in the world of PLM software. PLM vendors are looking for differentiation factors for their PLM suites, platforms and applications. The differentiation process is actually orthogonal to the need to…

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PLM is good for small business. If you can afford it…

PLM is good for small business. If you can afford it…

To speak about value of PLM is a tough job. I did it many time in my previous life – single point of truth, information management, streamline processes, innovation, yada, yada, yada… Recent Engineering.com article – PLM and Managing a Company’s IT  by Jon Gable of Adaptive Corp. is very…

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Airbus PLM: data archeology & death by obsolescence

Airbus PLM: data archeology & death by obsolescence

Almost 10 years ago, Gartner defined IT obsolescence management as major emerging issue. Here is a passage from old the old article about that: By year-end 2010, more than one-third of all application projects will be driven by the need to deal with technology or skills obsolescence.  “Our research with thousands of…

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Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

Do you think engineers are really looking for a better UI?

The theme of user experience and UI improvements is not new. From time to time, the discussion about UI improvements are coming. From what I can see, there is one thing clearly changed recently. A decade ago, CAD and PLM vendors didn’t think that user experience is something that can…

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Product Innovation Platform: I know it when I see it?

Product Innovation Platform: I know it when I see it?

Are you familiar with famous definition of pornography used in 1964 by United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart? Check Wikipedia article if you want to refresh your memory: I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description [“hard-core…

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How “full digital” supply chain impact PLM

How “full digital” supply chain impact PLM

I’ve been catching up on reading over the weekend. One of the articles caught my attention. Forbes article by Kevin O’Marah of SCM World (formerly Gartner research) provided an interesting perspective on trends in supply chain based on just released SCM World annual Future of Supply Chain survey comprising opinions…

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How to escape from old PLM ideas

How to escape from old PLM ideas

I’m on my way to Las Vegas to attend Autodesk University 2016 – an annual Autodesk gathering usually brings around 10’000 customers, partners and Autodesk employees together for endless number of sessions, presentations, classes and activities. The show is such big that I usually like to ask for somebody coming to…

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PLM workflows and agile design

PLM workflows and agile design

  Workflow is one of the most fundamental elements of PLM systems today. Implementations of workflow technology might be different from vendor to vendor, but the basics are the same. Workflow is processes through which a piece of work passes from initiation to completion. This is how workflow works in…

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Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle and cloud PDM expansion

Autodesk Fusion Lifecycle and cloud PDM expansion

I’ve been attending Autodesk Accelerate 2016 event in Boston earlier this week. Originally focused on PLM, the event was expanded to cover broader vision of Fusion Innovation Platform.  Check me earlier blog – Autodesk Accelerate 2016 in Boston. Autodesk announced cloud PDM product. I was following this topic for the…

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