Quickie: AVEVA + Schneider unlikely right now

Quickie: AVEVA + Schneider unlikely right now

There’s so much going on right now, between earnings, acquisitions and other news-worthy stuff, that I keep starting posts and having to move on before I can finish them. I will, I will! When, though … But many of you are asking about possible acquisition...
Quickie: DS catches Boeing, reports Q2 revenue up

Quickie: DS catches Boeing, reports Q2 revenue up

Dassault Systemes, never shy about wins, folded an announcement that Boeing will be adopting the 3D EXPERIENCE platform across its commercial aviation, space, and defense divisions. That’s likely a big, big deal financially and from a marketing/spin perspective,...
Quickie: PTC’s FQ3 suffers from weakness in Japan

Quickie: PTC’s FQ3 suffers from weakness in Japan

It’s tough to be PTC. Revenue ahead of expectations, license and subscription bookings not so much, “sales execution issues” in Japan … weak guidance for the company’s fiscal Q4 … stock gets hammered. A few of the details — much more...
The Thirteenth Doctor is a woman!

The Thirteenth Doctor is a woman!

Yes, let’s get it out there: there are more important things to talk about. Hunger, world peace, inequality — but this is big too: Today the BBC announced that the Thirteenth Doctor will be played by Jodie Whittaker, a female actor most known for...
ANSYS acquires CEI to boost post-processing with EnSight

ANSYS acquires CEI to boost post-processing with EnSight

ANSYS has announced that it has acquired Computational Engineering International, Inc. (CEI), makers of EnSight, a nifty post-processor for Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) simulations. As you might be aware, simulations result in...
Here we go again: AVEVA+Schneider?

Here we go again: AVEVA+Schneider?

A couple of UK media outlets reported yesterday that Schneider Electric is considering once again making an offer for AVEVA. This is one such report, repeating what was in a Sunday Times (paywall) article. As before, such a deal would make a lot of sense: Schneider...
DS deepens its bench in naval architecture

DS deepens its bench in naval architecture

News broke this morning that Dassault Systèmes has acquired AITAC BV, a Dutch company that uses the DS suite of products to design superyachts, cruise liners, frigates, tugboats and other smaller ships. As a complement to its services offerings, AITAC devised Smart...
OpenText gets on the IoT bus

OpenText gets on the IoT bus

I know I’m way behind on event reports but need to let you know about this: Earlier this week, OpenText, the document management and collaboration vendor, announced that it is acquiring Covisint Corporation, a cloud platform for automotive and Internet of Things...