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El lobo y la fábula de Cuba Posible

Yeniel Cabrera Duardo.─ Las fábulas de Esopo me fueron contadas muchas veces por mi abuelo. Siempre me llamó la atención su composición breve, pero mensaje contundente contra los vicios del género humano. En la mayoría de los casos, los prota...
by Islamía on Jun 1, 2016

Cuba, ¿Cómo vamos al futuro?

Norelys Morales Aguilera// A veces los periodistas disfrutan del raro privilegio de estar en un lugar ante un suceso que puede marcar sus vidas y hasta el ejercicio profesional. El periódico Vanguardia de Santa Clara me encomendó reseñar lo que de...
by Islamía on May 9, 2016

Comic Review: Think Tank: Creative Destruction #1

Think Tank: Creative Destruction #1 Written by Matt Hawkins Art by Rahsan Ekedal Cover by Rahsan Ekedal Top Cow Release Date: April 6, 2016 Cover Price: $3.99 Think Tank: Creative Destruction #1 lives up to its name: heavy on smarts, and slow moving...
by Geeks of Doom on Mar 30, 2016

How to break silos between product development and manufacturing in 2016

Information and process silos. For manufacturing organizations silos is a problem that slows down innovation and enterprise software efficiency regardless on what new product and technologies are you buying from software vendors. The days when engine...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 22, 2015

3 options for PLM disruption in 2016

The hardest thing in technology is to disrupt yourself. My attention was caught by an old interview with former Solidworks CEO Jeff Ray speaking about how they created a team of people working to re-invent Solidworks. The interview is here. Here is t...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 21, 2015

IoT futurism and PLM basics

The Internet of Thing is coming and it capturing imagination and budgets of PLM vendors and manufacturing companies. Earlier this week, I raised the question – what is wrong with PLM of Things? The problem I see is related to building informati...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 18, 2015

The Buyer’s Guide to PLM Cloud 2015

As we are approaching the end of the year, I thought it is a good time to refresh and provide an update about PLM cloud services. PLM cloud was a topic of my ongoing research and discussions for the last few months. Cloud adoption is growing. In 201...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 17, 2015

Spreadsheets vs PLM dilemma to manage BoM

Bill of Materials (BoM) is a vital part of every product definition. In engineering and product development everything starts and stops with the development of BoM. It is essential for complex products such as aircraft and automobile. But BoM is equa...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 16, 2015

The race towards future engineering platforms

Back in 1990s, I was developing applications for AutoCAD. It was before Windows became popular. I was working for a company selling Autodesk products and specialized in application development. It was a time before Solidworks was born and most of mec...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 15, 2015

What is wrong with “PLM of Things”?

CAD and PLM companies are in a full swing to embrace IoT technologies. Why not? IoT is probably the most visible hype in technology and industry these days. And it is easy to understand. Just look around – everything from thermostat to toothbru...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 14, 2015

What is wrong with “PLM of Things”?

CAD and PLM companies are in a full swing to embrace IoT technologies. Why not? IoT is probably the most visible hype in technology and industry these days. And it is easy to understand. Just look around – everything from thermostat to toothbru...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 14, 2015

Onshape launches commercial release

Onshape Inc made a next step in the development of cloud CAD system with the announcement of commercial release and private Beta for Onshape App Store and API. Onshape made virtual press conference. The presenters Jon Hirschtick (Chairman and co-fou...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 11, 2015

The challenges of BoM management for small batch manufacturing

Earlier this year I wrote about 5 important things about PLM for hardware startup. It came down to management of the following product data elements – document records, parts, bill of materials, change tracks and tasks records. While all togeth...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 10, 2015

Messaging and the end of workflows

The concept of workflows is well known in engineering, manufacturing and other domains of enterprise applications. Workflow mechanism is fundamental for many process management applications. As such, PLM always used workflow mechanism to manage proce...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 9, 2015

How to improve PLM implementations with artificial intelligence and machine learning

PLM implementations are usually taking long time, cost money and resources. Manufacturing companies are blaming vendors for overselling and excessive marketing. Software vendors are blaming customers for inertia and organizational change management p...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 8, 2015

CAD, PLM and platform litmus test

Platform. It is a very confusing term. What is platform and how to define it. Is it just about the size? Can I call software or business platform if it is big enough? Wikipedia article Platform gives a little help with references to a variety of thin...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 7, 2015

One Click Manufacturing will help to revise old fashion PLM-ERP integrations

Integration is one of the key problems in manufacturing these days. After all years of innovation and technology development, lot of things in manufacturing are siloed. Look at the landscape of enterprise software deployed in a typical mid-large size...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 4, 2015

Cloud CAD, real-time collaboration and data management overhead

Collaboration is such as sweet word. Remember, collaborative design, collaborative PDM, collaborative PLM, collaborative engineering, etc. Nice buzzwords, but what does it really mean? For many people, the word “collaboration” is really c...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 3, 2015

How Fra.me can change PLM competition trajectories

For the last 15-20 years, PDM and PLM tools went long way from perceived as an-add for CAD tools to a platform to manage information and product development processes. PLM platforms stuck between rock and hard place trying to solve a single platform...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 2, 2015

How PLM data backbones keep up with radical collaboration

This week is busy. Social channels will be overloaded with a massive amount of information coming from Autodesk University. Follow #AU2015 on twitter for more information. Autodesk is also "live stream" keynotes and few other sessions. Releva...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 1, 2015


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