Webinar on PLM For Auto and Aero Suppliers

Jim Brown and Dassault Systémes' VP Kendall Pond will present on this Engineering.com webcast sharing insights on the value of PLM for aerospace and automative suppliers that have outgrown their informal data management approaches. Companies in the auto and aero supply chains can learn how to better manage data, … [ read more ]


SaaS-O-Matic Spoof and Interview on True Cloud PLM with Excellims

How do you tell true cloud PLM software versus other SaaS options and why is it important? We start this episode by poking some fun at old software disguised as cloud. Then, Jim Brown interviews Excellims Corporation's VP of Engineering Mark Osgood who shares his experience outgrowing spreadsheets for managing … [ read more ]


IoT Makes As Good as the Day I Bought It a Thing of the Past Guest Post on PTC’s Product Lifecycle Report

Jim Brown penned a post on evergreen design for PTC's Product Lifecycle Report Blog. The report, IoT Makes "As Good as the Day I Bought It" a Thing of the Past, shares the exciting potential available from smart, connected products that can be updated in the field to correct issues, improve performance, or add … [ read more ]


Siemens PLM Vision 2015+

In addition to being a major industrial manufacturer in their own right, Siemens PLM has a rich history in the engineering software industry. Today, they continue to drive their PLM agenda forward while taking greater advantage of the synergies available from being a part of a global manufacturer with offerings … [ read more ]


How Much PDM is Right for You? (animated video)

This short, animated Tech-Clarity TV episode explores the different Product Data Management options available to manufacturers. It explains that value of full-featured PDM as a step beyond CAD File Management and a stepping stone toward PLM for more advanced capabilities as … [ read more ]


IMF ThumbMicrosoft’s Innovation Management Framework White Paper and IM Consortium


Tech-Clarity would like to announce participation as a charter member and advisor of Microsoft’s Innovation Management Consortium and the release of a new white paper from Microsoft sharing the Microsoft Innovation Management Framework. The paper announces the consortium and shares a wealth of information and experience from Microsoft and other consortium members, including:

  • A repeatable reference architecture for innovation
  • In introduction to the five sub-process for innovation – Envision, Engage, Evolve, Evaluate, Execute
  • A compilation of best practice processes and technologies to effectively implement an innovation strategy
  • Lessons learned from Microsoft’s own innovation efforts
  • A case study sharing Ericsson’s successful innovation management efforts
  • A reference guide to Microsoft technology and implementation partners focused on innovation management

Download the paper from Microsoft (free, no registration required).

Microsoft Innovation Framework.pdf

Current charter members of the consortium and contributors to this framework include:


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