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The second law of thermodynamics states that everything is getting less organized, or something like that. If one gazes upon my desk they will see this law in action. It may not be obvious, but there is order in the seeming disorder of my desk. PLM has also been growing,…
Sunday, July 20, 2014

A Box of Chocolates

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A career in technology often exposes you to some interesting topics and people. I have been blessed to be like Forrest Gump in this regard, in the background in some interesting scenes. During my time at the Software Engineering Institute at Carnegie Mellon I crossed paths with some famous names…
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…
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