Public infrastructure: what happens if we don’t invest?

Public infrastructure: what happens if we don’t invest?

Last weekend a huge storm dumped as much as 3 feet of snow on New England. Many municipalities put in place driving bans, which kept people off the roads and sped up snow removal. But when we all hit the roads on Monday, the traffic jams highlighted the huge problems...
Quickies: AVEVA acquires, JT ISOs

Quickies: AVEVA acquires, JT ISOs

A couple of quick notes to start your week. The world of engineering software certainly isn’t letting winter weather slow it down! AVEVA acquires Global Majic   AVEVA added Global Majic’s real-time interactive 3D visualization and simulation scene...
AVEVA H1 2013 revenue up 15%

AVEVA H1 2013 revenue up 15%

Switching gears from the day’s activities here in Amsterdam but still staying with the infrastructure/AEC theme, here is a quick update on AVEVA’s solid results for the first half of fiscal 2013, with broad-based growth reported in many regions,...
Trimble snaps up Vico for 4D/5D

Trimble snaps up Vico for 4D/5D

Trimble Navigation (an ever-greater misnomer) announced on Friday that it has acquired the assets of privately-held Vico Software, Inc.,  a provider of 4D and 5D architectural modeling software and consulting services. Trimble says this acquisition “extends...
AVEVA unveils E3D to intrigued customers

AVEVA unveils E3D to intrigued customers

For months, AVEVA has been blanketing the virtual airwaves with messaging around its new plant design product, dubbed “the future of plant design” or FoPD for short. Many users were at AVEVA World Summit last week in Paris to take back answers to: Would...
AVEVA’s H1 showed “good progress”

AVEVA’s H1 showed “good progress”

AVEVA today gave a quick update on results for its most recent six-month period: the company made “good progress” in the period ended September 30, 2012. As has been the case recently, the oil and gas vertical drove sales in the company’s Engineering...
Quickies: AVEVA and Hexagon

Quickies: AVEVA and Hexagon

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...
AVEVA’s update signals all calm

AVEVA’s update signals all calm

AVEVA today scooped the other public engineering software companies and provided a glimpse into its business since April 1. The company says things are going according to plan. Demand from the oil and gas vertical is strong, power is “steady” and marine is...

AVEVA unveils new vision of plant design

Big news in plant design: AVEVA today announced that it is working on a new product that will “deliver a new level of performance for plant design”. Details are sketchy, but here’s what the company said in a press release: “The need to orchestrate engineering skills...