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Monday, July 14, 2014

The Place Beyond the (Sea) Pines

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While my time in the PLM space is short compared to some of my colleagues (only 14 years), I have been involved with software, one way or another, througout my career. So expanding our PLM coverage to include providers of software development tools is no hardship. Our focus is on…
Monday, July 07, 2014

NextLabs Briefing

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One of the joys of my role at CIMdata is being part of the briefing calls we have with players in the PLM Economy: solution providers, service providers, hardware companies, and many others. I got into technology in the first place because it never stopped moving, so this is like…
Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The Shape of Things to Come

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All companies use some form of imagery to describe their overall strategy or approach. Most geometric figures have been used at one time or another by players in the PLM space. Currently, Siemens PLM Software uses a half sphere or dome to describe how their HD-PLM provides an immersive decision-making…
Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Be Careful What You Wish For

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During a briefing at a PLM solution provider last week, the Oslo project at Microsoft came up: http://blogs.office.com/2014/03/11/introducing-codename-oslo-and-the-office-graph/  and it made me think back to the 2012 CIMdata Market & Industry Forum where I said what we really needed to help us ration our limited attention was to have context…
Monday, March 03, 2014

Commodity Futures

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Over a good part of the last decade there has been discussion about computer-aided design (CAD) tools becoming a commodity. In some respects, you could make that argument as the lines between high end tools, like CATIA, Creo, and NX and “mid-range” tools like Inventor, Solid Edge, and SolidWorks, have…
Thursday, February 27, 2014

All Systems Are Go!

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Unless you have spent the last five years or so under a rock, it would be hard to miss the fact that software is everywhere. Our cars either have computer screens, can connect to our smart devices, or both. Refrigerators are being used as spambots. Your greeting cards just don’t…
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