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3 challenges to develop cloud storage and collaboration tools for engineers

3 challenges to develop cloud storage and collaboration tools for engineers

For the last few years, we’ve seen a number of attempts to develop specialized CAD data collaboration tools by leveraging cloud technologies. GrabCAD was probably the most successful one. More than one million engineers joined GrabCAD. In addition, before acquisition by Stratasys, GrabCAD developed cloud PDM tool – Workbench. Few…

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Dropbox can quietly become ready to manage CAD files

Dropbox can quietly become ready to manage CAD files

Cloud file sharing and collaboration tools are booming. To store and share files on one of the cloud file sharing tools like Dropbox, Google Drive, Apple iCloud is part of everyday workflows. The situation is different for engineers working with CAD tools. You can store CAD files in your Dropbox….

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The path towards ubiquitous CAD cloud drive

The path towards ubiquitous CAD cloud drive

I’ve been talking about future of cloud file system and CAD data trajectories the other day on my blog. It goes back and connected to multiple discussions about future of file system. What will be future of file systems and file paradigm. Can we announce the death of file system?…

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How PLM vendors will develop next security technologies

How PLM vendors will develop next security technologies

The world is a scare place today. Every day we hear about different security problems – very large retail network informed me that their payment system was breached; large organization informs that customer databases with account information leaked, proprietary photos of celebrities available for general public, credit card numbers compromised….

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What the Dropbox price drop means for engineers and cloud PDM?

What the Dropbox price drop means for engineers and cloud PDM?

Cloud storage is an interesting place these days. In my article CAD companies and cloud storage strategy few weeks ago, I discussed the aspect of cloud storage business. Cloud storage companies want your data and for that purpose they will make it very easy for you to sync your data into…

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Cloud PDM and Dropbox Streaming Sync

Cloud PDM and Dropbox Streaming Sync

Few days ago, I captured the idea of building cloud PDM system on top of Dropbox infrastructure. It is hard to me to say if manufacturing companies will be ready to put CAD data into Dropbox servers. At the same time, Dropbox infrastructure is starting to make even more sense…

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Dropbox Webhooks and Cloud PDM Pivoting

Dropbox Webhooks and Cloud PDM Pivoting

Regardless on what CAD and PDM vendors want, engineers are going to share files on Dropbox and similar file sharing services (Google Drive, One Drive, etc.)  Do you remember my PLM cloud concerns and Dropbox reality for engineers  post two years ago? 34% of people in engineering departments are using…

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Dropbox Harmony will knockdown PLM collaboration

Dropbox Harmony will knockdown PLM collaboration

File sync and sharing became the most requested feature to enable collaboration. The days when everybody were co-located in the same office and working from desktop computer are gone. According to Forrester review file sync and sharing can bring real business value. One the picture below you can see what are…

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PDM: Bring Your Own Cloud Or Die?

PDM: Bring Your Own Cloud Or Die?

Cloud is not a “new black” in PLM industry these days. It is hard to find vendor that not associating itself with “sort of cloud solution”. However, here are new a trend on horizon – bring your own cloud. Dropbox, a very successful in all means these days is trying…

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CAD File Sharing and Integration Challenges

CAD File Sharing and Integration Challenges

My recent post about top pros and cons to have a special CAD file sharing tools drove some interesting conversation and controversy from Hardi Meybaum of GrabCAD. If you don’t know what I’m talking about, you can start here – Why using Dropbox, Github or Box for CAD sharing is…

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