Trimble’s Connected Farm brings IT to ag

Trimble’s Connected Farm brings IT to ag

Trimble is going to have to change its name at some point, as its portfolio becomes less and less about Navigation. Yesterday, the company announced a pile of acquisitions and the début of the Connected Farm, all intended to help farmers optimize their businesses....
Trimble’s Connected Farm brings IT to ag

Autodesk Q2 revenue down, AEC investments pay off

So this is interesting: I’m watching Autodesk’s share price the morning after the company announced relatively dismal results for its second quarter — and the price is climbing. Last night, after the market closed and Autodesk released its earnings...
Trimble’s Connected Farm brings IT to ag

Quickie: CROSS makes offer for rest of TRIPLAN shares

TRIPLAN is one of many companies in our PLMish universe and it often gets lost in the deluge of news. Since there’s interesting stuff happening, let’s look a bit more closely, shall we? You may be more familiar with TRIPLAN’s ITandFactory brand, the...
Trimble’s Connected Farm brings IT to ag

Trimble adds more automation to the job site

Have you ever wondered how a construction site works? It’s much more complicated  — and way higher-tech — than most people realize. Trimble has been on a mission over the last 5 years or so to bring technology to the job site, since that’s...
Trimble’s Connected Farm brings IT to ag

Earnings update, AEC edition — a mixed bag

This earnings season has been incredibly busy and I have fallen far, far behind in summarizing the highlights. To try to catch up a bit, I’ll be grouping these companies by general product category for you, since that’s so much more useful than chronologically by...
Trimble’s Connected Farm brings IT to ag

Quickies: Uncertain economy drags down March quarter

It’s a busy week for earnings reports from engineering software companies. While I work on longer-form reports, here are a few quotes from my notes. Note that these are not 100% representative of the company’s March quarter reports — in other words,...
Trimble’s Connected Farm brings IT to ag

AVEVA teases solid performance in FY13

AVEVA today tantalized financial markets with good news that sent its share price up 5%. Turns out that the last half of fiscal 2013 (ended March 31) wasn’t awful. In fact, it was pretty good. The company says it continues to see good demand for its engineering...
Bentley & Siemens tie plant design & automation

Bentley & Siemens tie plant design & automation

Earlier today, at the Hannover Fair, Bentley Systems and Siemens Industry Automation Division announced an extension of their collaboration — this time for the process industries. Last November, the two companies signed a memorandum of understanding to integrate...
Trimble’s Connected Farm brings IT to ag

Bentley ‘hits stride’ and $550m in revenue

Bentley Systems today gave a glimpse into how the company fared in 2012 and what it thinks 2013 will hold. Bentley is privately held so this disclosure is unusual but, as CEO Greg Bentley told us, his customers prefer a company without drama. It would appear that they...
Box.com tries cloud end-run for the AEC market

Box.com tries cloud end-run for the AEC market

I use cloud storage for all of the usual reasons: always-on access makes it easy for me to work wherever I am. I can collect the files relevant to a project in one place, create a backup of important works-in-progress and collaborate with others without emailing large...