Message to my readers about 2016 plans

Message to my readers about 2016 plans


2015 was a busy year for me. You probably remember my post. I spent time working on PLM consulting projects, technology advisory, writing, social media and research projects. Today I want to share some news about my plans for 2016.

One of my passions is to share information and comments related to product lifecycle management (PLM), engineering and manufacturing software. This was the vision behind starting my blog back in 2008. I know many my readers following the blog on a regular basis. At the same time, I’ve got many comments from people looking how to use my blog as a source of knowledge about PLM. I tried to do it on my own and found available information confusing. Some historical articles are not up to speed with today’s information. Some of the context is outdated. My original plan was to write a book about PLM. But as I moved with the goal during 2015 I found a book format  too constrained for that mission. So, I decided to come with a new website in 2016-, which will represent more classified and better organized set of materials about PLM for everyone. Some of the articles are new – I’ve been working on them in 2015. Some of materials are rewriting and modifications of articles from Beyond PLM. So, stay tuned for updates.

Another bit of news is the creation of Newman Cloud Inc. I’m passionate about using technologies and building businesses that transform the way people work in engineering, manufacturing and enterprise. My most enjoyable moments are seeing how technology is solving real customers’ problem. I enjoyed PLM consulting projects. They made me think about modern manufacturing challenges. I’m fortunate to be joined by Vic Sanchez to start Newman Cloud Inc. Together we are going to build a technology, product and company with a mission to help manufacturing companies conduct more efficient business in 21st century environment. Stay tuned for updates on

So where does that leave Beyond PLM? For the last 8 years, my blog survived many changes, three companies and consulting business. My commitment during all these years was to provide vendor neutral daily portion of news, information and comments about PLM, engineering and manufacturing software. I want to reassure my readers that Beyond PLM is not changing and remains vendor neutral. I will continue blogging and you can rely on Beyond PLM for my last thoughts about engineering and manufacturing software. I’m planning some refreshing features coming later in January that will make your Beyond PLM experience even more enjoyable. Stay tuned to updates.

I also want to use the opportunity and say big THANK YOU to all my readers for your commitment to my blog, comments and support. I would like to wish to all of you Happy New Year, good luck and success in 2016.

Best, Oleg

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