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Hits and Misses of 2008

It's been quite a year -- like most, filled with stuff both good and bad. My top 10 happenings, all related to engineering software:1. Hit: The CAE vendor landscape changed dramatically, as ANSYS bought Ansoft andexpanded its applications footprint even further;...

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Peace on Earth

Goodness -- that would be quite an announcement. It's more of a wish ...As the year winds down, we'd like to wish all of our friends and colleagues a joyousholiday season. May your 2009 be better in every way.

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ESI Group cautiously optimistic about Q4

ESI announced Q3 results today that were good -- and not foreshadowing gloom. It's thefirst company to announce results that included October, after the world went into thecurrent financial meltdown. Total revenue for Q3 was up 4% to €13.4 million, with...

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Altair shows the softer side of capitalism

Last week, Altair Engineering announced that it would offer free training courses andsoftware licenses to displaced engineers in southeast Michigan who want to grow theirCAE expertise to increase their marketability to employers. If the program is successful,it may be...

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Autodesk University: 10,000 stories

Autodesk University was, as always, overwhelming. Perhaps nine or ten thousand people at the Las Vegas Venetian Resort’s convention center, attending any one of several dozen sessions going at any one time. I tried to hit as many as sessions possible, but could only...

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