From the inbox

Today’s blog post is a mishmash — none of it worthy of an entire post but all in answer to emails you’ve sent: Why doesn’t this blog allow comments? There is too much incivility on the web — not that you, personally, would be rude or disruptive, but that...

GIS in a 3D explosion

There’s a lot going on in the GIS space but for those of you who don’t follow it, here’s a quick refresher. GIS stands for Geographic Information Systems; this technology is also often known as “geospatial”. GIS’ analytical tools enable uses to associate data and...

AVEVA details half-year, changes CFO

AVEVA Group last week gave more details on its performance for the six months ended September 30 2010. The company last month hinted that its end-markets are still recovering from the global economic meltdown, and that progress to a more normal economic state is...

Earnings: AspenTech, Hexagon, Nemetschek

We’re in the midst of earnings season; keeping up is proving more challenging than usual. Here are a few quick thoughts on recent reports: •Aspen Tech announced results today that show continued momentum from fiscal 2010 (ended in June).  For the first quarter, Aspen...

Done Deal: Intergraph is now a Hexagon company

Yesterday, while we were busy trying to digest all Dassault Systemes’ earnings and PTC’s Creo announcement, Hexagon quietly closed its acquisition of Intergraph. Back in July, Hexagon announced that it wanted to acquire the US-based seller of plant design and...

PTC, DS, Altair and Hexagon oh my

Lots going on today — PTC makes its big announcement (and, I think, slipped up a bit on some timing), DS reports that Q3 was really good, Altair acquires SimLab and Hexagon closes on Intergraph.  Briefly, before I flit off to the PTC event: •PTC’s been so loudly...

News bits: 3D, clouds and more

Still trying to catch up from nearly a month of personal and business travel, so here are a few interesting things from my overflowing in-box: Autodesk commissioned a survey of online consumers that showed that the majority prefer to examine potential purchases in 3D...

AVEVA: Last six months were mixed

AVEVA today offered a brief update on its performance for the first half of its fiscal year, from April 1 to September 30. There were no numbers or real details, but the company did say that its end-markets are still recovering from the global economic meltdown: the...

Quick catch-up: what you may have missed

Goodness – I go away for a few days, and the PLM world keeps on spinning ;-) Here’s what happened while I was away: Avatech Solutions (now part of Rand) reported revenue of $31.3 million for the fiscal year ended June 30 2010, down from $35.4 million a year ago....

AspenTech Q4 pretty good but still in transition

Aspen Tech last week (finally) announced results for the fourth quarter and fiscal year ended June 30, 2010. If you recall, AspenTech is in the middle of a painful transition, moving customers from a traditional perpetual license model to subscriptions and taking...