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!

Happy Thanksgiving! It’s been a frantic Fall, so it’s lovely to feel things slowing down this week. In the US, Thanksgiving Thursday is about food, family, friends, and being grateful for the bounty in our lives. My list of things to be thankful for is...
Quickie: AVEVA shareholders approve sale to Schneider Electric

Super quick: PTC to acquire ServiceMax for $1.5 billion

Super quick: PTC to acquire ServiceMax for $1.5 billion PTC just announced that it will acquire ServiceMax in a $1.46 billion deal that’s expected to close in January. You’ve probably heard of ServiceMax; they offer field service management solutions in...
4 on a Saturday: travel catchup edition

4 on a Saturday: travel catchup edition

4 on a Saturday: travel catchup edition I’ve been AWOL the last two weeks, walking the length of the Kennet and von canal in England. Amazing engineering, water control in a place where rain is a given … and beautiful countryside. More on that at some point....
2 on a Wednesday: Earnings from Hexagon and Nemetschek

2 on a Wednesday: Earnings from Hexagon and Nemetschek

2 on a Wednesday: Earnings from Hexagon and Nemetschek Hexagon and Nemetschek reported results late last week, and I just couldn’t get to them — so here are quick recaps. Hexagon reported total net sales in Q3 of €1,317 million, up 22% as reported and up 7% on an...
2 on a Wednesday: Earnings from Hexagon and Nemetschek

ESI’s Q3 shows subs transition ahead of plan

ESI’s Q3 shows subs transition ahead of plan You might recall that ESI held its Live event in September. That was customer-focused, where presenters talked about how the auto, aero, and heavy industries use ESI products to design better and faster. The week...
AU 2022: a joyous in-person extravaganza

AU 2022: a joyous in-person extravaganza

AU 2022: a joyous in-person extravaganza Last month, Autodesk held its first Autodesk University (AU) in person since the whole COVID drama began. It was both a very familiar event and completely new. New: New Orleans instead of Las Vegas! Being handed a COVID test...
2 on a Wednesday: Earnings from Hexagon and Nemetschek

MuM adds to PLMish good news

MuM adds to PLMish good news Mensch und Maschine Software says it “remained undeterred on the record track in Q3, achieving the strongest [nine month] figures in the company’s history” because of “strong new business for M+M Software, as well...
ESI Live 2022: Moving towards a sustainable digital future

ESI Live 2022: Moving towards a sustainable digital future

ESI Live 2022: Moving towards a sustainable digital future One of the best things about being at a live event is the spontaneous conversations. While waiting for an elevator, you share stories of tired feet, why you walked miles to get to a specific session, and what...
2 on a Wednesday: Earnings from Hexagon and Nemetschek

Sandvik kicks off PLMish earnings with flair

Sandvik kicks off PLMish earnings with flair Sandvik announced its fiscal third quarter earnings today, and the manufacturing solutions business led the way. Recall that the company is both acquiring (adding 5 cutting tool companies in Q3 alone) and divesting at the...
Quickie: AVEVA shareholders approve sale to Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric to buy rest of AVEVA

Schneider Electric to buy rest of AVEVA Schneider Electric announced today that it is going to go ahead with its plan to buy the 40% or so of AVEVA that it doesn’t already own. The company said that it will offer AVEVA shareholders £31 per share, which would...
2 on a Wednesday: Earnings from Hexagon and Nemetschek

ESI momentum may finally be building: H1 revenue up 6%

ESI momentum may finally be building: H1 revenue up 6% ESI Group today reported results for the second quarter and half year ending on June 30th. The details, then some comments: Revenue for the first six months of 2022 was €84 million, up 6% as reported and up 4% at...
Quickie: AVEVA shareholders approve sale to Schneider Electric

And one more: Hexagon adds iConstruct

And one more: Hexagon adds iConstruct Ever have this feeling? You KNOW you forgot something but have no idea what? Well, here’s what I just forgot: Hexagon yesterday announced that it has acquired iConstruct, makers of construction automation solutions used in...