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PLM Cloud Sales and Timing

PLM Cloud Sales and Timing

Engineering software is slowly moving towards cloud. Vendors, industry pundits and even customers are in a full agreement that cloud is the future. At the same time, the key question everyone is trying to answer is “when”. Earlier today, analytic and research company CIMdata was organizing the webinar to introduce…

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Amazon Outage and Fake PLM Cloudification

Amazon Outage and Fake PLM Cloudification

Last week Amazon outage was a splashing event for everything related to cloud  computing. Amazon S3 in east cost went down and knocked out many cloud services around the world. In CAD / PLM ecosystem it was almost a silent event. Autodesk cloud infrastructure partially went down. Also GrabCAD informed customers…

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Will connected PLM replace single version of truth?

Will connected PLM replace single version of truth?

For many years, single (or one) version of truth was a core principle of PLM data organization. It was a vision and slogan behind PLM value and one of the reasons to bring PLM system to manufacturing companies. It was widely accepted and supported by analysts, architects and PLM sales….

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Will industrial cloud speed up PLM SaaS adoption?

Will industrial cloud speed up PLM SaaS adoption?

At the time research companies and industries pundits are trying to answer on the question why cloud PLM adoption is not going as fast as some vendors dreamed about five years ago, industry cloud business is probably going through the roof. At least this is what I learned from Techcrunch…

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Why not enough PLM users are on the cloud?

Why not enough PLM users are on the cloud?

It has been almost 5 years since Autodesk turned the switch “PLM cloud” on. Tech-clarity blog – Autodesk’s announced PLM solution 360 Nexus – so what? can take you back in the history. Autodesk put a lot of emphasis behind the announcement, with CEO Carl Bass bringing up his famous anti-PLM…

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What CAD and PLM partners will do in cloud era?

What CAD and PLM partners will do in cloud era?

Change is the most scary thing for established business. As Steve Blank said in his book – The Startup Owner’s Manual, startup is essentially an organization built to search for a repeatable and scalable business model. Opposite to that, established companies are executing existing repeatable and proven business models. And the last one is very…

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PLM and enterprise IT trends in 2017

PLM and enterprise IT trends in 2017

Timing is one of the most interesting and important elements success or failure of any projects. Right technology in a wrong time will be a failure for your IT initiatives. When it comes to enterprise software, it is all about timing and company plans. And for PLM software it is even…

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Death trajectory of cloud PLM PaaS

Death trajectory of cloud PLM PaaS

Unless you lived under the rock for the last few years, you’ve heard words IaaS, PaaS and SaaS at least few times. While IaaS and SaaS are relatively easy to explain, PaaS is one of the most disputed cloud concepts. Many enterprise vendors took PaaS concept to create a strategies…

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Will cloud create a shortcut between CAD and ERP?

Will cloud create a shortcut between CAD and ERP?

Historically, engineering and manufacturing created a waterfall process. Some people called it “over the wall engineering“. To follow this process, engineers were finishing the design and literally throwing it to manufacturing organization. This is very inefficient process and I wish over the wall engineering practices will go away. Such practices…

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Will PLM take a hybrid cloud route in 2017?

Will PLM take a hybrid cloud route in 2017?

Cloud was one of the main “debated” topic in PLM for the last 2-3 years. All PLM vendors learned how to attach “cloud” word to their marketing, products and technologies. However, when it comes to implementation, the devil is details. The discussion about SaaS applications vs hosted cloud solution was pretty much…

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