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Cloud PLM infrastructure competition

Cloud PLM infrastructure competition

Cloud is a big buzzword these days and all PLM vendors are trying to use to their own advantage. Last year, I’ve been comparing PLM cloud services. You can catch up on my blogs here – The buyers’ guide for PLM cloud 2015. Cloud infrastructure is an important element of…

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Product Innovation Platforms: architecture options

Product Innovation Platforms: architecture options

Innovation platform is a new name in the competition of PLM and engineering software. The message is widely supported by analysts and vendors these days. Navigate back to few of my earlier articles – Sweet dreams about product innovation platforms; CAD, PLM and platform litmus test, The race towards future engineering…

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Will manufacturing companies put CAD files in AWS Snowball?

Will manufacturing companies put CAD files in AWS Snowball?

I’ve been following Amazon re:invent event last week. One of the largest Amazon events is totally focused on Amazon Web Services (AWS) business. Amazon presented few interesting news services. Znet article here gives you a skimmed review of what was presented. It is all about data – how to migrate databases, import data…

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DIY Cloud PLM using Aras Innovator

DIY Cloud PLM using Aras Innovator

I’m continue to explore the topic of cloud PLM options. My last blog post about it covered delivery options for cloud PLM. It raised few interesting discussions showing that vendors are closely following up any opportunity to leverage a combination of existing PLM platforms and cloud infrastructure. IaaS is a…

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Importance of PLM and PIM bridge

Importance of PLM and PIM bridge

PIM. Product Information Management. Sorry for brining yet another three letter acronym into discussion today. PIM stands for a discipline to manage data about products available outside of the company. Here is Wikipedia description: Product information management or PIM refers to processes and technologies focused on centrally managing information about…

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How cloud pricing war will affect PLM?

How cloud pricing war will affect PLM?

Large infrastructure cloud providers are slashing prices. TechCrunch article Nobody Can Win The Cloud Pricing Wars is providing some additional details about the situation. The same article speaks about the moment when CIOs won’t be able to ignore the pricing advantage: Earlier this week, Google lowered prices 10 percent across the…

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PLM Services, Department Stores and Digital Future

PLM Services, Department Stores and Digital Future

Don’t be surprised if your most trusted CAD/PLM service provider will be acquired tomorrow. According to Joe Barkai’s post- PLM Service Providers Ready To Deliver Greater Value, we have been witnessing a wave of mergers and acquisitions of PLM services companies (the examples – Accenture / PRION Group, Accenture /…

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Why PLM vendors might decide to beat Amazon?

Why PLM vendors might decide to beat Amazon?

Amazon is an absolutely marketshare leader in cloud computing. Because “cloud” is such a big and vague word these days, we must clarify and say “public cloud”. So, you may think for most of us, cloud is equal to Amazon. AWS EC2 allows us to spin new servers quickly and…

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What cloud PLM vendors can learn about AWS speed

What cloud PLM vendors can learn about AWS speed

Amazon Web Services is one of the most popular cloud platform these days. We can say that Amazon became de-facto standard of public cloud. Amazon cloud keeps growing and remains the leader these days according to Synergy Research Group. A year ago article by Stackdriver published information about popularity of…

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How PLM can transmit data to the cloud?

How PLM can transmit data to the cloud?

Transmitting of data is complicated and painful. Remember few years ago, when industry just started to switch to the cloud, the discussion around how to transfer large CAD parts and assembly was very hot. Actually not much changed since that time. A huge amount of data lives on the desktops…

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