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What the heck is CFIUS, anyway?

A few of you have written to ask why the approval of a US government agency called CFIUS held up the AVEVA/Schneider merger, and to ask why a US government body even cared about the combination of a UK-listed company and a Paris-listed company....

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Quickie: AVEVA+Schneider=DONE

Finally, finally: AVEVA announced today that at 8AM UK time on March 1, 2018 it more than doubled in size with the addition of Schneider Electric's software people and products. Ex-PTCer Craig Hayman, as expected, took over as CEO last week and...

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10 things I think I think: SOLIDWORKS World 2018

SOLIDWORKS World is always a spectacle of maker-ness, designers competing to out-SOLIDWORKS one another in design competitions and learn from one another. It's, as one speaker put it, nerd-heaven. This year was the twentieth anniversary event and many...

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Quickie: AspenTech acquires Apex Optimisation

I am at SolidWorks World in LA this week, so this has to be brief: This morning, Aspen Technology announced that it has acquired Apex Optimisation, maker of GDOT, a software solution that connects plant operations optimization with Advanced...

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More AECish news, this time AVEVA and Hexagon

Goodness, but the AEC world is just crazy newsy right now. Two quick things: AVEVA announced yesterday that the first 9 months of its 2018 fiscal year were better than forecast due to improved execution, stabilizing end-markets and the signing...

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Bentley, Hexagon active in acquisitions

Right up front: no, Bentley didn't acquire Hexagon and Hexagon didn't acquire Bentley. Both did announce acquisitions today. It was announced in India that Bentley has acquired S-Cube Futuretech for its RCDC software product line. RCDC, RCDC FE, RCDC Plan...

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ADSK + Esri want to rewrite AEC data flows

I wrote recently about the need to start looking at data from a lifecycle perspective, anticipating future needs and uses as well as likely integrations. This brings me back to one of the big announcements at November's Autodesk University: the...

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The Internet of … spinning?

I'm following CES, the Computer Electronics Show in Las Vegas this week, from the comfort of home. Many interesting announcements, but one caught my eye: Peloton, the maker of an awesome spinning app and an expensive spin bike, is branching out...

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Happy 2018 — and, optimize THIS

I hope you had a wonderful year-end, filled with people you love. Or tolerate, if that's how you roll. In any event, as peaceful and relaxing as it could be. I've been trying to write a 2017 retrospective and, honestly, the mind boggles. So...

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Oracle to acquire Aconex for US$1.2 billion

Oracle and Aconex announced overnight that the ERP supplier is buying the cloud-based construction management and collaboration software maker for a total of US$1.2 billion (AUS$1.56 billion) in cash. Aconex reported revenue of $161 million in FY17; that...

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