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Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Collaborative Innovation and Employees

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An organization delivers on its mission through its employees. This fact is often expressed in corporate communication statements such as “Employees are our most valued asset.”  However, despite best intentions, not every organization is able to create an environment in which employees feel valued. This is true even in companies that competitively…
Tuesday, February 24, 2015

The Internet of (Smart) Things

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The Internet has transformed commerce, and enhanced human interaction, and CIMdata believes that the Internet of Things (IoT) will do it again. Amazon, Orbitz, and Über are three examples of companies that leveraged the Internet to permanently change the competitive landscape in a range of industries—great examples of the “creative…
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…
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