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HxGN aims to help us save ourselves

HxGN aims to help us save ourselves

Back in Vegas! I'm at Hexagon's user conference, HxGN LIVE, most of this week--so yes, not at PTC LiveWorx or Siemens Realize LIVE (so much LIVE, no?)-- with a daunting schedule of meetings and sessions. I hope to learn what makes this agglomeration of software,...

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DS buys Medidata clinical trial software

DS buys Medidata clinical trial software

Super quick: Dassault Systèmes announced that it is buying Medidata Solutions for $5.8 billion in cash. Medidata is publicly traded in the US and makes software used in clinical drug trials. This had been rumored for a while, with DS CEO Bernard Charlès telling...

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DS buys Medidata clinical trial software

Missler becomes TOPSOLID, with new owners

Missler Software announced in April (yes, I know it's old news, but it is important news, nonetheless) that it will now be known as TOPSOLID. It's not as random as it sounds: the Topsolid CAM product has a great (if expensive) reputation and few knew that it was made...

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DS buys Medidata clinical trial software

Wipro snaps up ITI

This is a really big deal: Wipro has signed a definitive agreement to acquire International TechneGroup Incorporated (probably better known as ITI), maker of the interoperability solutions that make the PLMish world possible. I saw the news from the Economic Times of...

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Bentley’s 2019 corporate update: again no drama, solid growth

Autodesk’s FQ1 was led by AEC, up 37%

Autodesk last Thursday announced results for its fiscal first quarter. Were they trying to go under the news radar just before the Memorial Day holiday? (Am I really that cynical?) I dunno but the share price fell 9% at one point, and was down 5% before the stock...

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Bentley’s 2019 corporate update: again no drama, solid growth

ESI: SaaS before that was even a thing

ESI just announced results for the first three months of its 2019 financial year and they were, aside from Services, pretty good. Remember that Q1 is usually ESI's weakest quarter, it's hard to grow a subscription business, and that the company is transforming itself...

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Totally OT: Walking and the week ahead

Totally OT: Walking and the week ahead

Welcome back -- to me, at least, if you've been hard at work the last couple of weeks. I've been wandering in England, through old villages, new towns, Garden Cities, woods and fields. I've talked to lots of people about all sorts of things, none of it deep or...

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