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Tech-Clarity frequently shares research and insights with the press and is regularly quoted in magazines, blogs, and other news outlets. Jim Brown also contributes articles and guest blog posts, including a regular column in Advantage for the PLM Lifecycle.

Academic DigitalizationDigitalization Impacting Engineering Education (podcast)

While there is plenty of negative news around COVID-19, have there been any positive impacts on engineering education? Interestingly, a silver lining of the pandemic has been an acceleration of academic digitalization. In this episode of Siemens Innovation in the Classroom, Dora Smith discusses these trends with Tech-Clarity’s Michelle Boucher and Sirin Tekinay, Dean of the College

Autodesk UniversityAnalyst Perspectives on Autodesk University 2020

What did leading engineering software industry analysts think of the first virtual Autodesk University? What are their key takeaways from AU2020? Hear the discussion with Lifecycle Insights Chad Jackson, CIMdata’s Stan Przybylinksi, and Tech-Clarity’s Jim Brown led by Taxal’s Allan Behrens.

COVID-19 and Digital TransformationRoadmap: COVID-19 and Digital Transformation in Procurement Leaders (article)

Have procurement organizations re-focused digital transformation investments due to COVID-19? Yes. Priorities are radically different, as the research shows behind Roadmap – COVID-19 and Digital Transformation: Unique Research Into Investment Priorities. What has changed is that companies are more focused on creating abilities to work remotely, connect, see, and analyze what’s going on in supply.

Manufacturing Data ManagementThe Challenge of Manufacturing Data Management (article)

What happens when automation and plant IT teams get past their differences and work together effectively?  A chance for the company to outperform the competition and make progress on Industry 4.0 projects, based on more coherent manufacturing data management.  In our recent research, Top Performers were more likely to have tightly connected IT and automation

Mobile CADHow does CAD on mobile devices help? (guest post)

Are mobile devices ready for CAD? Is CAD ready for mobile devices? When should you consider use cases for CAD on a tablet? CAD tools have evolved significantly over the last several decades, which has coincided with several platform shifts. With the advancements in tablets combined with evolutions in CAD, we may be at the

Succeeding with Industry 4.0 via Strategy StorySucceeding with Industry 4.0: Understanding the Whole Elephant (article)

What does effective storytelling have to do with succeeding with Industry 4.0? Plenty. With the right narrative by level and function, the whole company can engage with Industry 4.0 strategy. At that point, everyone, whether top-level management or shop-floor workers, can buy-in. Once they do, they can participate effectively in setting the standards required to