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Wednesday, February 18, 2015

The Mysteries of PLM in the Cloud

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Over the past year the hype around “the cloud” has grown substantially, but so has the confusion. What is the cloud, should I fear it or love it?  I’ve started digging into the confusion about the cloud and specifically the impacts it has on PLM. First there’s the question of…
Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Platforms: A New Construct for Innovation

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PLM’s future is its platformization. This isn’t a revolution. It is an evolution. It will take years, commitment, and patience from industrial companies and the solution providers that support them. Today, many leading PLM solution providers are developing highly integrated platforms as constructs of application delivery solutions. From these open…
Many of us with careers in the PLM economy fail to step back often enough to fully appreciate just how extraordinary this wide and deep technology market is and has always been dating back to its origins. To some market observers, PLM is considered just another enterprise-IT pillar that sits…
In today’s rapidly changing and highly competitive global market, innovation of some type—product and/or process (e.g., how the product or service is defined, delivered, and/or supported)—must be a fundamental element of an organization’s ethos. But as most companies painfully find out, innovation doesn’t just happen without a culture that encourages…
Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Collaborative Innovation and Partnering

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Businesses grow through partnerships. Whether you partner internally within your firm or externally to initiate a new business, source innovative ideas and technology, or create new channels for your products and services, a common goal is joint value creation. While many partnerships start with a big vision and goals, many…
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Collaborative Innovation and Consumers

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For innovation to succeed, we must first consider the human factor: our consumers, employees, and partners. Each of these stakeholders will have a different role and interest for collaborating with us on innovation. Understanding and satisfying their needs will take time and effort, but when done well, the return on…
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