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Monday, January 27, 2014

THE PLM Mechanics

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The movie “Iron Man 3” just showed up on pay cable this week, and I had to watch it again. (Better than 2, worse than 1, in my opinion.) For those who did not see it, or could care less, the lead character, who has a sky high Q rating,…
Tuesday, January 21, 2014

What's Your Suite Spot?

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​Being a PLM value added reseller (VAR) is a challenging gig. You have to stay up-to-date with the latest from your software independent software vendor (ISV). With all of the mergers & acquisitions (M&A) over the last few years, the list keeps growing. There are also business model changes in…
Citrix just announced a new collaboration with partners that will deliver Design Engineer Virtual Workstation solutions to meet the growing demand for secure anytime, anywhere access to 3D design applications.To help support this announcement, CIMdata recently conducted research on the need for 3D remote visualization technology to support mobile product…
Friday, November 04, 2011

Johnny Bench(mark)

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Back in the 70s when I was much more of a baseball fan, the Cincinnati Reds were the Big Red Machine. Powerful. Efficient. Talented. Complete. Why would I use this as a title for a blog post? Because in our role as strategic consultants to end user companies (60-70% of…
Monday, July 25, 2011

(Not So) Cruel Intentions

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When speaking about design processes using Computer-Aided Design (CAD) solutions, people often refer to “engineering intent.” Not being a CAD guy (and not playing one on TV either), I would ask colleagues about exactly what this meant. Most of the conversations left me confused, because they would talk about history…
Monday, February 28, 2011

Excuse me, is this seat taken?

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Over the last several months, we have been asked by several players in the PLM economy about “seat counts” for various PLM solutions. This information is generally not published and is almost always confusing. The definition of a “seat” has as many variations as the ones creating the estimate or…
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