Dueling Analyst Makes a Splash at COFES on Tech4PD Episode

If you missed the last couple of episodes of Tech4PD you missed Jim Brown taking the Polar Bear Plunge in 34 degree water and failing at the saltine challenge. You also missed some great discussions on Putting ERP and PLM into their Place and whether Integrated or Granular Design Suites offer more value. In this

Engineering Software Market Predictions from the COFES Crystal Ball

For the past four years, Tech-Clarity and Cyon Research have conducted a short market survey of the participants in the engineering software market. Each year we have presented the results at COFES and had some interesting discussions based on the data. This year, we turn the “crystal ball” towards the future as the economy takes

Interview on Social Networking in PLM – COFES 2010

Interview on Social Networking and PLM – Jim Brown interviewed at COFES by Nik Pavasa of Siemens PLM, primarily focusing on the use of social computing and social software in product development. Please view the recorded interview on the Siemens PLM blog, no registration required.    

Predicting Engineering Software Market Trends in 2012 (need your help)

One thing is for sure, this hasn’t been a boring year for the engineering software market so far! A lot has happened with new entrants in the market and some exciting technology trends. As usual at this time of year, we are asking for input on what comes next. Please take a five minutes now

Research Rap: Social Networking in PLM – Takeaways from COFES

A quick peek into some research on … social computing in PLM that I am currently working on. I had the opportunity to lead a discussion at COFES (Congress for the Future of Engineering Software) this morning on the use of social networking in design and engineering. I am just starting my research project for a paper, so the timing was very good to start the discussion. I will share my key takeaways from the conversation with you now, and of course post a link to the paper when it is ready.