Siemens bets big on software, all across the AG

Siemens bets big on software, all across the AG

Quick: what do you think of when I say “Siemens”? Since you read here, probably PLM, and that makes sense. But Siemens AG is so much bigger than the PLM part of the business, encompassing energy, medical diagnostic systems, manufacturing automation...
PTC’s FQ3 shows surprising demand for subs

PTC’s FQ3 shows surprising demand for subs

It’s big-boy PLMish earnings week and, so far, so good. PTC on Wednesday (and Dassault Systèmes on Thursday, blog post in the works) reported that demand remains solid. PTC customers’ appetite for subscriptions continues to surprise as it came in...
LiveWorx 2016 celebrates the physical+digital world

LiveWorx 2016 celebrates the physical+digital world

What happens when you mix a lot of old-time CAD super-users with new, edgy technology? Some cross mojonation* but also quite a bit of resistance. It’s interesting; people who are excellent at their jobs are the most resistant to change because it will make them...
PTC’s Q2 revenue misses but positions for the future

PTC’s Q2 revenue misses but positions for the future

It’s tough to be PTC right now. Most indicators are going in the right direction: subscriptions are ahead of expectations (though that means perpetual license revenue is below plan), IoT-related sales are growing as PTC sells both standalone IoT solutions and...
ESI buys Mineset big data analytics from SGI

ESI buys Mineset big data analytics from SGI

ESI today announced that it is acquiring Mineset Inc., a big data visual analytics and machine-learning specialist, from SGI. [Recall that ESI acquired OpenCFD Ltd, owner of the OpenFOAM Trademark, from SGI in 2012. — Ed.] Mineset bills itself...
PTC takes a look, clarifies IoT+CAD+PLM+VR+SLM vision

PTC takes a look, clarifies IoT+CAD+PLM+VR+SLM vision

PTC last week rolled out its vision for the augmented reality-enabled enterprise: access to all sorts of data related to an object, served out on tablets, watches, phones and other devices, with the specifics of the data tailored to the needs of the user. This vision...
Welcome to 2016! Deals continue …

Welcome to 2016! Deals continue …

Happy New Year! May 2016 bring you nothing but happiness, health and prosperity! It’s starting the way 2015 ended: with news of acquisitions and divestitures. Nemetschek says that it has concluded its acquisition of all of the shares of Solibri. You may remember...
AU 2015 – something for everyone, even Star Wars fans

AU 2015 – something for everyone, even Star Wars fans

By any measure, Autodesk University is big. 800+ sessions. 10,000 attendees in Las Vegas and a lot more watching the web-streamed sessions from home, during and after the event. The Venetian and Palazzo complex filled to overflowing with design techies of all sorts,...
PTC gets into AR with Vuforia acquisition

PTC gets into AR with Vuforia acquisition

Interesting news — from the “I didn’t see this coming” department: PTC just announced that it is acquiring Qualcomm’s Vuforia business for $65 million. Vuforia makes augmented reality (AR) technology, which PTC says is “the...
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