It’s not even 8AM here on the East Coast of the US, and we’ve already had a boatload of news to get the week off to a running start. First up,
AVEVA announced that it is partnering with Infosys to speed delivery of its AVEVA NET engineering information management solutions to the oil & gas, power, shipbuilding and other process industries. AVEVA brings the technology, Infosys the global scale and reach. Why is this a big deal? AVEVA last year reorganized to focus more closely on its two types of offerings: CAD/design and AVEVA NET/information management. The AVEVA NET organization within AVEVA was small and struggled to keep up with demand for implementation requests, so involving a partner like Infosys will allow a much bigger reach, much sooner.
Hexagon told markets that it bought a 10% stake in North West Geomatics, an aerial data acquisition company in Canada. North West has the single largest library of high resolution imagery and LiDAR (Light Detection and Ranging) data in Canada but participates in projects around the world. Earlier this year, Hexagon made an investment in Blom, which maintains a similar library asset for Europe — so today’s announcement is important because it shows Hexagon’s interest in working with partners and in building out global coverage with its assets.
It’s from these little nuggets of news that big things come.