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Microsoft cloud business is growing. How PLM vendors can follow?

Microsoft cloud business is growing. How PLM vendors can follow?

Few days ago, I was sharing my thoughts about Microsoft Azure Stack and hybrid could. Check this link. Are there cloud PLM solutions available from Azure cloud? Not many, according my observations (If you know about one, let me now). Based on CIMdata research, cloud PLM adoption was much slower…

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Microsoft Graph, PLM user experience and social product development

Microsoft Graph, PLM user experience and social product development

Graphs are fascinating.  They represent the power of connection and intelligence. I’ve been following Microsoft Graph development for some time. Catch up on my earlier blog post here – Graph Technologies will empower future model of enterprise platforms. Recent news about Microsoft makeover of mobile apps caught my attention and…

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3D Paint – a prototype for CAD 2027?

3D Paint – a prototype for CAD 2027?

Remember the time when quality typing on mobile device was only possible using physical keyboard. Nokia phone keyboard was a mainstream and Blackberry Qwerty keyboard was a luxury. The things started to change with the introduction of iPhone and other modern mobile devices as we know them now. It took…

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Microsoft and cloud PLM adoption

Microsoft and cloud PLM adoption

For the last few years PLM vendors made a big step towards acceptance of cloud technology, SaaS application and subscription business model. At the same time, cloud PLM sales are not going as well as vendors would like to demand. The adoption of cloud technologies in PLM segment is behind…

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Microsoft Power Apps and PLM workflows

Microsoft Power Apps and PLM workflows

CMS wire blog article written by David Roe brought news about Microsoft Power Apps. Navigate here to read more. Power Apps is a set of new Microsoft tools providing business solutions for enterprise customers. It specifically target non-developers and addressing the advantages of configurations vs customization. Here is my favorite passage: “We…

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Intelligence is the next step to reinvent business processes

Intelligence is the next step to reinvent business processes

Change is hard. Think about enterprise and manufacturing company trying to change their systems, business processes or even upgrade from one version of enterprise system to a new one. If you got involved at least once in such process, I’m sure you’re familiar with the pain and complexity. IT and…

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Cloud PLM infrastructure competition

Cloud PLM infrastructure competition

Cloud is a big buzzword these days and all PLM vendors are trying to use to their own advantage. Last year, I’ve been comparing PLM cloud services. You can catch up on my blogs here – The buyers’ guide for PLM cloud 2015. Cloud infrastructure is an important element of…

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Product lifecycle data and DIY visualization tools

Product lifecycle data and DIY visualization tools

We live in a data-driven world these days. We are surrounded by data in our everyday life. Our ability to understand and analyze business data can be a critical factor in many situation. Although relying on IT organization to provide tools and prepare reports can be a good idea, I…

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How PLM data backbones keep up with radical collaboration

How PLM data backbones keep up with radical collaboration

This week is busy. Social channels will be overloaded with a massive amount of information coming from Autodesk University. Follow #AU2015 on twitter for more information. Autodesk is also “live stream” keynotes and few other sessions. Relevant live stream links are here. User experience is is changing. One of the…

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