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Cloud PLM license cost and lessons from Uber

Cloud PLM license cost and lessons from Uber

It became a cliche for the last few years to compare everything with Uber and Airbnb. I have to admit that I’m guilty and I’ve fallen in that trap last year too. If you feel like Uber-for-X, read the following article – Why there won’t be Uber in every industry….

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SOLIDWORKS cloud CAD development is in full swing

SOLIDWORKS cloud CAD development is in full swing

Solidworks was one of the first CAD companies that said in public word “cloud”. Six years ago at SWW 2010, the news about new team and technologies were announced. Lot of things changed since that time. The landscape of CAD, PDM and PLM application is changed. The adoption of cloud…

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Existing PDM paradigm is dying in the hands of Onshape

Existing PDM paradigm is dying in the hands of Onshape

Old concepts are sticky. Think about QUERTY keyboard. It was designed almost 150 years ago with a special reason – to prevent typewriter hammers to jam.  Characters were mounted on metal arms or type bars, which would clash and jam if neighboring arms were pressed at the same time or…

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Cloud PLM and Sales Gravitation

Cloud PLM and Sales Gravitation

PLM was born as a solution for large companies. The complexity of enterprise product development, engineering, manufacturing and supply chain is huge. Hence systems like ENOVIA, Teamcenter and Windchill are armed to solve very complex data and process management tasks. But the question about small to medium companies was always…

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3 achievements of “cloud PLM 1.0”

3 achievements of “cloud PLM 1.0”

  It has been almost 5 years since PLM industry started to turn its trajectory towards adoption cloud technologies and development of cloud-based solutions. Remember TechClarity blog from 2012 by Jim Brown – A time and a reason to talk cloud PLM. According to Jim Brown (almost 4 years ago),…

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The Buyer’s Guide to PLM Cloud 2015

The Buyer’s Guide to PLM Cloud 2015

As we are approaching the end of the year, I thought it is a good time to refresh and provide an update about PLM cloud services. PLM cloud was a topic of my ongoing research and discussions for the last few months. Cloud adoption is growing. In 2015, we have seen…

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Cloud CAD, real-time collaboration and data management overhead

Cloud CAD, real-time collaboration and data management overhead

Collaboration is such as sweet word. Remember, collaborative design, collaborative PDM, collaborative PLM, collaborative engineering, etc. Nice buzzwords, but what does it really mean? For many people, the word “collaboration” is really confusing. Last month I raised the question – Is there a need for real-time collaboration between engineers? The comments…

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How Fra.me can change PLM competition trajectories

How Fra.me can change PLM competition trajectories

  For the last 15-20 years, PDM and PLM tools went long way from perceived as an-add for CAD tools to a platform to manage information and product development processes. PLM platforms stuck between rock and hard place trying to solve a single platform vs federated platform dilemma. You can hear…

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Can Frame make cloud CAD & PDM irrelevant?

Can Frame make cloud CAD & PDM irrelevant?

Few months ago, I discussed Frame – a technology to bring your existing CAD and maybe PDM / PLM environment into the cloud. My earlier post is here – Frame and bridge to CAD / PLM cloud. The advantages of Frame are clear – same software, no need to change…

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