How your tech skills can help in the pandemic

How your tech skills can help in the pandemic

How your tech skills can help in the pandemic The world may be a sucky place right now, but people are (mostly) awesome. Protocol just published a list of projects that can use your/my/everyone’s tech wizardry. That inspired me to go through my inbox and pick...
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving!

We have so much to be thankful for. There are the usual food, friends, family, and shelter — never to be taken for granted. This year, we need to add the scientists, inventors, and manufacturers behind the COVID vaccines and treatments; the healthcare workers...
The last word? PTC+Rockwell=BFFs for … ever?

The last word? PTC+Rockwell=BFFs for … ever?

The last word? PTC+Rockwell=BFFs for … ever? After yesterday’s kerfuffle about an S-3 filing (where I interpreted intentions incorrectly here and tried to fix it all here), PTC and Rockwell came out with a statement that reads, in part … Rockwell has...
Rockwell is selling some? of its $1 billion stake in PTC

Rockwell is selling some? of its $1 billion stake in PTC

Rockwell is selling some? of its $1 billion stake in PTC UPDATE: I am told that the SEC filing is notifying of an intention to sell up to all of the shares Rockwell owns — it’s not notifying us of sold shares. Am trying to learn the nuances and will add...
Rockwell is selling some? of its $1 billion stake in PTC

AVEVA’s trading update says H1 revenue up 9% cc

AVEVA’s trading update says H1 revenue up 9% cc AVEVA just issued another one of its periodic, very brief business updates, saying that AVEVA’s revenue grew by approximately 9% in the first half of the financial year on a pro forma organic constant...
Rockwell is selling some? of its $1 billion stake in PTC

MuM says 2021 is pleasing so far, expects a strong Q4

MuM says 2021 is pleasing so far, expects a strong Q4 Autodesk reseller and software developer Mensch und Maschine Software (MUM) just reported results that basically shout, we’re back! Says the company’s press release, “Compared to the pre-crisis...
Quickie: Changes afoot at Aras

Quickie: Changes afoot at Aras

Quickie: Changes afoot at Aras PLM watchers: Aras just announced that founder and long-time CEO Peter Schroer has ceded day-to-day CEO duties to Roque Martin, but will retain his role on Aras’ Board of Directors. Mr. Martin comes to Aras from PTC, where, says...
The last word? PTC+Rockwell=BFFs for … ever?

Quickie: Emerson buying AspenTech? Not so fast!

Quickie: Emerson buying AspenTech? Not so fast! Bloomberg last night published a note that said that Emerson Electric Co. is in talks over a combination with Aspen Technology Inc. to create an industrial software giant, according to people with knowledge of the...
The last word? PTC+Rockwell=BFFs for … ever?

Bentley adds to mining offering with Minalytix acquisition

Bentley adds to mining offering with Minalytix acquisition Bentley just announced that its Seequent business has acquired Minalytix, a Canadian company that makes the MX Deposit suite of products. Minalytix was already partly owned by Seequent, though the press...
Rockwell is selling some? of its $1 billion stake in PTC

ESI sets the stage with a decent Q2

ESI sets the stage with a decent Q2 ESI reported results today for the quarter ended 30 June that were … decent. As you may know, ESI is in the middle of a transformation from a company that was somewhat random in its execution and communication with customers...
Sandvik building CAM powerhouse by acquisition

Sandvik building CAM powerhouse by acquisition

Sandvik building CAM powerhouse by acquisition Last year Sandvik acquired CGTech, makers of Vericut. I, like many people, thought “well, that’s interesting” and moved on. Then in July, Sandvik announced it was snapping up the holding company for Cimatron, GibbsCAM...