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Strategic Discovery — Market Insight

Solidworks, Dassault Systèmes and PTC — Oh my!

It’s been an interesting week. Like you, dozens of emails and press releases cross my desk every day, some of which are far more relevant and interesting than others. Of interest: Bernard Charlés appeared for the first time ever at a SolidWorks-sponsored event – and...

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How often is too often?

The length of release cycles continues to be a point of contention between developers and users of engineering technology. On the one hand, developers want to get new releases out there to bring in revenue, deal with competitive issues and fix customer bugs. But users...

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Is PTC hanging out the “For Sale” sign?

The Financial Times of London reported on Saturday that PTC has approached GoldmanSachs about selling itself for something on the order of $2 billion. FT cites "people withknowledge of the process" but was unable to get PTC to comment. The article says thatPTC is...

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What, exactly, is a seat?

A few weeks ago I pointed out that most public companies put information into their earningsreleases that leads to ... shall we say, less than clarity?Autodesk is a champion at providing reams of information that turn out to be not so useful. Inits fiscal second...

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Cool stuff in Pittsburgh

ANSYS held its bi-annual user event in Pittsburgh last week - Pittsburgh in late August? -forroughly 800 customers, staff and investors from 30 countries. Quick take: ANSYScustomers do cool stuff, use cool tools and are excited about the possibilities the nextproduct...

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Autodesk’s streak continues

Autodesk handily beat market expectations for the second fiscal quarter of 2009, reportingtotal revenue of $620 million, up 18% over last year and ahead its own earlier forecast.Excluding foreign exchange effects, total revenue was up 10%. Moldlfow contributed...

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ANSYS glitters — again

ANSYS once again announced results that beat expectations – for something like the 50thtime in a row. ANSYS reported Q2 2008 revenue of $111 million, up 21% from a year ago(and not including any contribution from Ansoft, which closed after the quarter ended). On...

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MSC Software reports a mixed bag for Q2 2008

On August 5, 2008, MSC Software reported revenue of $64.4 million, up 6% due primarily togrowth in the maintenance revenue stream, with a quarterly profit that topped Wall Streetexpectations by a penny – yet the share price declined 20 cents. Clearly, investors...

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Hip like me!

Never let it be said that I am not cool. I have a Nintendo Wii -- and now an avatar, courtesy of http://www.faceyourmanga.com where you can get one too. More serious stuff coming after vacation. Lots of earnings, Autodesk acquires more companies -- and announces how...

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