Dassault Systèmes expands its footprint

Dassault Systèmes announced yesterday that it had acquired Exalead, a French company best known for providing CloudView technology that powers websites such as ViaMichelin, Carlson Wagonlit and RealTravel.com. For ViaMichelin, for example, CloudView combined dynamic...

Acquisition fever building

Hot on the heels of yesterday’s $5.8 billion deal which has Sybase joining SAP in the battle against Oracle, comes news that IBM may be entering the acquisition fray.According to an article at BusinessWeek [online edition], IBM is rolling out a plan to spend $20...

COFES 2010: Mike Payne responds

A few days ago, I posted a few thoughts about this year’s COFES, including my take on a brief presentation given by Mike Payne. Mike graciously responded and below is his email in its entirety. He makes a number of good points: Monica, I had condensed the talk down to...

COFES 2010: Clouds, ashes and the future

COFES is always interesting (I’ve only been twice, so “always” is a relative term). Get 200-300 CAD/CAM/CAE/PDM/PLM people together at a resort in the Arizona desert for 3 days. Set up a few ballroom speeches and a lot of informal discussion sessions in the resort’s...

CD-adapco: strong growth seeding the cloud

CD-adapco announced at its London user event that it was growing very nicely in spite of a global recession, has a succession plan in place and is adding additional licensing options to its StarCCM+ offering.Steve MacDonald, President and co-founder of CD-adapco, has...

Some questions resolved in DS/IBM deal

But some questions remain. First the answers from today’s analyst call. Keep in mind that DS couldn’t answer some of the most pointed questions because IBM PLM is a non-reporting piece of a public company and, as such, DS can’t disclose the unit’s financials. • This...

Are you thinking about cloud computing?

Cloud computing is still a very ill-defined concept, with definitions that vary by user industry and from IT vendor to vendor. But most agree that cloud computing provides access to IT resources that are outside the traditional data center, in a shared resource across...

IBM buying Sun?

Sun Microsystems’ share price has nearly doubled since Wednesday on rumors that IBMis interested in acquiring the troubled hardware maker. For many old-timers Sunworkstations were the first non-proprietary hardware on which CAD software was availableand their...