Here we go again: AVEVA + Schneider

Here we go again: AVEVA + Schneider

While many of us Yanks were off celebrating the unofficial end of summer, the British and French were apparently hard at work. The Financial Times and other media report that AVEVA and Schneider Electric are about to announce yet another attempt at a merger...
Quickie: ANSYS continues to roll, Q2 revenue up 7%

Quickie: ANSYS continues to roll, Q2 revenue up 7%

ANSYS reported last night that Q2 revenue was up 7% as reported (up 8% in constant currencies) to $264 million. Software revenue was up 6% to of $150 million, while maintenance and services revenue was up 9% to $114.0 million. ANSYS continues to see significant demand...
Quickie: Hexagon’s Q2 shows continued weakness in PPM

Quickie: Hexagon’s Q2 shows continued weakness in PPM

Hexagon just announced Q2 results that showed modest growth overall and a decent contribution from the recently acquired MSC Software. PPM continues to struggle, but CEO Ola Rollen said in the earnings material that he expects the business to return to growth towards...
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...