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Future 3D CAD Experience will come from…  Amazon?

Future 3D CAD Experience will come from…  Amazon?

Do you think your business cannot be cannibalized by Amazon? I wrote about it few months ago – Is PLM software Amazon-proof?  My hunch is that PLM software started as an engineering discipline has a chance to be transformed into networked business managing relationships between contractors, suppliers, service providers and…

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Enterprise cloud PLM is getting one step closer

Enterprise cloud PLM is getting one step closer

When you present about “cloud” and “PLM” topic, the question of security was always the one on the top.For many years, it was such a nice way for IT to steer the conversation in the wrong direction. The tone and argument have changed significantly for the last 5-6 years. Many…

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What will happen with your CAD files in the cloud?

What will happen with your CAD files in the cloud?

To cloud or not to cloud? Few years ago, it was a question many engineering and manufacturing software companies were asking about. Not anymore. Now, the right question is “how to cloud”. Looking at CAD companies these days you can see all variety of cloud options and solutions. Full cloud,…

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Is PLM software Amazon-proof?

Is PLM software Amazon-proof?

I’m following Amazon activities for the last few years. I found the topic really interesting. Amazon is eating industries. I recommend you to read recent CBInsight article about Amazon Strategy Teardown. What started as a bookstore is eating business such as grocery, logistics, apparel, startups, etc. If you run a…

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Amazon bomb, product lifecycle and manufacturing networks

Amazon bomb, product lifecycle and manufacturing networks

Amazon Bomb… This is how you can call Amazon’s plan to acquire Whole Foods for $13.7B. Wait a minute… how is THAT related to PLM you can ask? Fair question, readers. I was asking the same question yesterday and I think I have some answers to share with you. Amazon…

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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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Cloud battles and future PLM competition

Cloud battles and future PLM competition

Cloud is one of the most transformative trends these days. The word has shrunk and the Internet changed business models, technologies and products. The Economist article Cloud Chronicles can give you an interesting perspective on how open-source software and cloud computing have setup up the IT industry for a once-in-a-generation battle….

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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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