2011 – The Year Social Computing Explodes in NPD and PLM?

What I learned this week … came after reflecting on this video on social computing in PLM I ran across on PTC’s website. I spent a significant amount of my time and energy last year trying to understand the implications of the social networking explosion on product innovation, product development, and engineering. It was interesting

SAP and Colgate Innovate on … Innovation!

What I learned in June is that SAP and their customer Colgate have been hard at work improving the way manufacturers innovate. While this isn’t a formal SAP product as of yet, the co-developed solution shows some real promise on how companies can use social computing to drive innovation.