Manufacturing DataManufacturing Data: Can It Finally Flow? (guest blog)

What current challenge have manufacturers been wrestling with for at least 35 years? System integration. Getting manufacturing data to flow has always been a problem. And it still is. Based on Tech-Clarity research The Manufacturing Data Challenge: Lessons from Top Performers, most of the 300 respondents’ companies need better ways to integrate IT and OT data.

Cloud PLMChoosing the Right Cloud PLM (buyer’s guide)

What do manufacturers need to know when they select a cloud Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution? Although manufacturers have started to adopt cloud solutions for many aspects of their business, PLM has lagged behind. Our research shows that over one-half of manufacturers are considering cloud and about one-quarter already leverage the cloud support product innovation

Tech-Clarity TV – Practical Advice on Creating the IoT Platform (video)

This episode of Tech-Clarity TV reviews the inherent complexity involved in supporting IoT initiatives and reviews key considerations for a successful IoT program. The video blog shares real-world perspectives from several manufacturers on building versus buying IoT and IIoT infrastructure. For more information, please see a summary of the related Ten Build Buy Factors for IoT Platforms

Enabling Mobile PLM

Issue in Focus: Enabling Mobile PLM – IT Considerations for Leveraging Mobility to Extend PLM Value points out some very practical considerations that IT leaders must take into account when taking PLM mobile. The rise of tablets like the iPad offers an opportunity to further PLM value by reducing barriers to innovation, decision-making, program management,

Mobile PLM – What the CIO Should Know

A quick peek into some research on … on what IT leaders need to know about implementing PLM on mobile devices such as the iPad.  This is a follow up to my PLM Hits the Road – and the Plant – and the Service Depot… post and the underlying reports, PLM Goes Mobile and Product