Social Networking in Product Innovation, Product Development, and Engineering

Jim Brown presents on the use of social computing and social networking to improve product innovation. Jim  presented research at a Tekes sponsored meeting in Finland on how manufacturers use social media to transform their product development processes, including the use of open innovation and crowdsourcing. View the Video Replay

Another Social Computing Option for Product Development: OneDesk

Think you have heard about all of the software vendors using social computing and social media to help companies improve product development? If you haven’t heard of OneDesk then please add them to your list. I had the chance to talk with Catherine Constantinides and Brendan Walsh at OneDesk to get an update on their social

A Time and a Reason to Talk Cloud PLM

What I learned this week … is that the time has come for Tech-Clarity to start talking about PLM in the Cloud. Why now? Because there are some real options for manufacturers to consider, and it has moved from a theoretical discussion to a practical one. So without further ado, let’s get the discussion going.

Webcasts: Learn what Social Business Collaboration and Advanced Product Portfolio Management Have in Common

A quick peek into some research on Social Business Collaboration and Advanced PPM. What do these two very  interesting topics have in common? Live webcasts featuring Jim Brown of Tech-Clarity next week, Thursday and Friday February 16-17. OK, I admit it was a cheap trick, but I hope it convinces you to learn about one

Social Business – What if Facebook Didn’t Fail for Product Development?

How can social computing solve product lifecycle management (PLM) problems? Here’s a peek into some research, Issue in Focus: Social Business Collaboration and the Product Lifecycle: Combining the Power of Social Media with PLM, that helps clarify things a bit. I’ll start with some of my thoughts on the value of social computing for product

Podcast: Interview with 2011 Spike Award for Manufacturing Winner Madison Electric Products

I had the chance to talk with … Rob Fisher of Madison Electric Products following the 2011 Spike Summit. Amy Kenly of Kalypso presented his company with the Spike Award for Manufacturing for theirs Sparks Innovation Center. I think you will enjoy hearing about the opportunity that they saw and how they took advantage of