"Manufacturing"

How to displace CAD and PLM industry incumbents

How to displace CAD and PLM industry incumbents

The stories about disruption are popular in today’s media. Uber for X. Airbnb for Y. You probably heard it many times. Known as Disruptive innovation, Clayton Christensen’s theory of industry disruption by new technology or products became popular (not without some controversy) for the last 20 years since Clayton M. Christensen published…

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PI OC: Data, connected products and PLM silo

PI OC: Data, connected products and PLM silo

I attended PI OC (Product Innovation Orange County) event organized by Market Key. The event location was beautiful. Dana Point, California is such an idyllic place with stunning views of Pacific ocean. Combined with unusually warm weather, the event was clearly helping to many attendees from Midwest to forget about snow…

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Fog PLM?

Fog PLM?

For the last few years, we’ve said and heard a lot about cloud and PLM. Isn’t it a time for a new buzzword? What about “Fog PLM”? Are you ready? Forbes article – What Is Fog Computing? can give you an idea. In a nutshell, Fog computing (and I’m not sure if…

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Cloud and escape path from PLM revision lockdown

Cloud and escape path from PLM revision lockdown

Large manufacturing companies have long love and hate relationships with enterprise software technologies and specifically CAD and PLM systems. These projects are usually taking years to accomplish and then require tons of money to maintain and improve. This is a reality of large enterprises. Not much you can do about…

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Ambi-mongo, neo-retro and future PLM paradigms

Ambi-mongo, neo-retro and future PLM paradigms

ZDNet article – In database category race, candidates turn non-partisan brings an fascinating perspective on modern development of data management technologies. It brings up few interesting trends with very funny buzzwords – Ambi-Mongo, Neo-retro and some others. Read the article and draw your conclusion. One of the main points in the article is…

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PLM Big Data Heaven: Expectations and Reality

PLM Big Data Heaven: Expectations and Reality

Manufacturing companies are learning about the value of data assets. For the last few years, we have seen a tremendous interest in data capture projects with the goal to make it valuable for manufacturing companies, consumers and engineering software vendors. It sounds like manufacturers are literally sitting on big data dynamite…

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PLM and digital mesh evolution

PLM and digital mesh evolution

Things are changing in the manufacturing world. A decade ago, the biggest concern for manufacturing companies was how to manufacture and ship products. These days manufacturing companies are going beyond production. Business models are changing and it is one of the leading factors in manufacturing transformation. Companies are not only…

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PLM and the death spiral of cultural change

PLM and the death spiral of cultural change

  Culture eats strategy for breakfast. You probably heard the phrase usually attributed to Peter Druker. Did Peter Druker really said this? Let’s leave this discussion for somebody else. The problem is that culture also eats technology for lunch and everything else in your company for dinner. You can think, it is…

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How to outsmart copycat manufacturing culture?

How to outsmart copycat manufacturing culture?

Manufacturing is changing. I can hear it from hardware startups, large manufacturing companies and software vendors. Future of manufacturing, next industrial revolution, 3D printing, connected products and internet of things.. TechCrunch journalist John Biggs (@johnbiggs) discussed future of manufacturing, improvements in design and 3D printing with Autodesk SVP of products…

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