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Will Facebook create “PLM for gadgets”?

Will Facebook create “PLM for gadgets”?

The last decade of open source, mobile and web development taught us that to create software can be easy. Don’t take me wrong it still requires knowledge and specific organization and experience. But compare it to hardware development and manufacturing processes and you will see the difference. It was true…

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Facebook’s new search – why PLM vendors should care?

Facebook’s new search – why PLM vendors should care?

I’m following Facebook search development effort. Maybe you had a chance to read my earlier post about that – Why PLM should pay attention to Facebook Graph Search?  Search development in Facebook is interesting lead by ex-Googler Lars Rasmussen. You can read some interesting materials about that here Facebook’s Bold,…

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It is not easy to add “social” to PLM

It is not easy to add “social” to PLM

My recent post Social PLM: How to pull a trigger? became a trigger for me to think and discuss “social” topic again. I found certain level of disagreement with Jim Brown’s position about how to put social in PLM. Here is Jim’s comment: @jim_techclarity: @olegshilovitsky There is a lot more low…

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How CAD and PLM vendors will compete with “Facebook at Work”

How CAD and PLM vendors will compete with “Facebook at Work”

Social software was hot topic in engineering software ecosystem for the last few years. The results are somewhat mixed. Start-up companies and well established CAD/PLM vendors learned by mistakes, some of them failed and some of them is still in process of developing new type of collaborative engineering software. I…

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How to re-think activity streams for enterprise?

How to re-think activity streams for enterprise?

These days manufacturing businesses are more connected than ever before. Every manufacturing company (even smallest startup) has a tremendous need for collaboration – help multiple engineers to get involved into the design process, communication with suppliers, plan manufacturing processes, etc.  Social networks and open web inspired many companies to develop…

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How PLM can join semantic enterprise graph?

How PLM can join semantic enterprise graph?

Connectivity is a key these days and graphs are playing key role in the development of our connectivity. It doesn’t matter what to connect – people, information, devices. Graphs are fascinating things. Actually, I came to conclusion we live in the era of fast graph development. More and more things…

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Why WhatsApp is Red Flag for PLM Collaboration

Why WhatsApp is Red Flag for PLM Collaboration

I think Facebook buying WhatsApp for $19B was a refreshing experience for everybody. For the last week, I’ve got tsunami of blog posts, tweets and other messages talking about Facebook, WhatsApp, founders, VCs and investments, influence of Soviet Union past on WhatsApp collaboration ideas and many others. Funny enough, I…

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What Social PLM Can Learn From Facebook Decline?

What Social PLM Can Learn From Facebook Decline?

It is hard to find a company that are not trying to do “social” these days. The number of Facebook copycats everywhere is skyrocketing. Engineering and manufacturing software is not an exclusion and run into this game too. Social PLM is part of this trend. Even I can see less…

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PLM and Common Social Platform Behavior

PLM and Common Social Platform Behavior

It has been long time since I discussed PLM and social trend on my blog. Social is going mainstream these days. It is hard to surprise people with social things now. People made their conclusions and follow their own social patterns and habits. One of the topics that often brings…

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PLM systems and web scale API trajectories

PLM systems and web scale API trajectories

APIs. Just to eliminate any possible confusion, API stands for Application Programming Interface. Wikipedia provides very straightforward definition of API here. For many years, API was an important element of PDM, PLM and other enterprise software business. APIs enabled the possibility of any system to be expanded, customized and tailored…

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