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Getting Around A WebEx/PowerPoint Bug

Lately I have had intermittent difficulties opening and sharing PowerPoint files in WebEx (both Meeting Center and Event Center). When I attempt to use File - Open and Share on my PPT or PPTX file, I receive an error in...    ...
by The Webinar Blog on Dec 14, 2016

Webinato Rolls Out Web Conferencing Updates

I use Webinato quite frequently on client webinars, although I sometimes feel like I'm part of a secret society because of their stealth-mode approach to promotion and advertising. The company has recently made quite a few updates to the software...
by The Webinar Blog on Dec 6, 2016

Product Innovation Platform: I know it when I see it?

Are you familiar with famous definition of pornography used in 1964 by United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart? Check Wikipedia article if you want to refresh your memory: I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Dec 2, 2016

AU2016 – Product Innovation Keynote

The second day AU2016 keynote was focusing on news and updates about Autodesk product lines. Amar Hanspal, Senior VP of Products reviewed existing and emerging product lines. If you feel disoriented in variety of recent changes about Autodesk new pro...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Nov 18, 2016

AnyMeeting Releases WebRTC Platform Upgrade

Yesterday I saw a press release from AnyMeeting announcing version 4.0 of their web conferencing platform for small group meetings. The big news is that it uses WebRTC and promises no degradation in performance as the number of participants increases...
by The Webinar Blog on Sep 1, 2016

GoToWebinar Puts Source Tracking In Beta

I just received an email announcing beta availability of source tracking in Citrix (soon to be GetGo) GoToWebinar. If you aren't familiar with the concept, it is a technique that marketers use to analyze the effectiveness of different promotional...
by The Webinar Blog on Aug 31, 2016

TalkPoint Improves Interaction With Groups In A Room

Tomorrow I'm giving a training session via web conference to a group of 16 people gathered in a room. They'll watch me on a projected screen and listen through a conference phone. I know I'll have to work extra hard...   &#...
by The Webinar Blog on Aug 24, 2016

Where to buy cloud PLM tribal knowledge?

Unless you’re taking digital detox, you probably heard about big news in enterprise software world – Oracle buys Netsuite. The original press release is here. According to press release – “Oracle and NetSuite cloud applications ar...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 29, 2016

Citrix GoTo Merges With LogMeIn To Form GetGo

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about the emergence of a new name for the Citrix "GoTo" family of collaboration products. Today Citrix and LogMeIn announced that they are merging their online collaboration products into a new combined company.
by The Webinar Blog on Jul 26, 2016

What PLM vendors can learn from Workday-Platfora acquisition

Data is a new oil. Fortune article explains in a nutshell why big data analytic and AI research are booming this days. The following passage can give you an idea. “Data is the new oil,” Shivon Zilis, a partner with the venture capital firm Bloom...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 25, 2016

A balancing act between cloud and CAD file system

CAD files is a real nightmare for any data management system. Because of complex relationships, dependencies and size, to manage CAD files is a very complex function. PDM products are trying to accomplish it for more than two decades with questionabl...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 22, 2016

Will PLM have MDM “moment of truth”?

PLM is transforming from pure engineering discipline into platform capable to manage a diverse set of data and processes. I can see first signs of this transformation in blurring of application boundaries. Vendors are focusing on interaction with use...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 15, 2016

Cloud is blurring PLM application boundaries

Times have changed quickly for cloud. Just few years ago, PLM vendors and manufacturing companies were skeptical about cloud expansion. Not any more. Practically all PLM vendors are embracing cloud and transform products and technology to adopt a new...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 14, 2016

Citrix Names Collaboration Spinoff - GetGo

I have been watching for news of the new spinoff company for the line of collaboration products currently clustered under the Citrix Online operating division (GoToMeeting, GoToWebinar, GoToTraining…). Citrix announced last November that the produc...
by The Webinar Blog on Jul 12, 2016

Heavy customized systems is a potential barrier for future PLM platform progress

It usually takes time to implement PLM system. One of the reasons for that is heavy customization and adaptations of PLM products to the needs of a specific manufacturing company. Although vendors are can still arguing about differences between confi...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 12, 2016

Update - Getting WebEx Reminder Emails To Work

Back on June 23 I posted about problems I was having with a client's WebEx Event Center webinar. Registered attendees did not receive reminder emails through the WebEx system. I can now report the successful resolution of the issue. If... &#...
by The Webinar Blog on Jul 11, 2016

Upgrades and Decustomization of PLM

For many years, customization was considered an unavoidable thing in enterprise software. At the earlier days, PLM system was a toolkit that used to create an application customer demanded. Companies understood that PLM customization is a data manage...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 8, 2016

Future digital transformation will reshape boundaries between PLM, ERP and MES. But how..?

Digital environment is changing habits and behaviors of people. Think about how your individual behaviors changed for the last decade. Mapping application are helping us to navigate and avoid traffic even if we drive in our own neighborhood. We call...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 6, 2016

Cloud and CAD application crashes

New technologies can redefine existing usage patterns. One of the biggest pains when you run you application on the desktop is crash. Nobody likes it. One of the most traditional pattern to prevent loss of work during crash is to save your work all t...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jul 5, 2016

MCAD, EDA and engineering toolchains

One of the news that caught my attention yesterday was Autodesk announcement to acquire CADSoft Eagle PCB design tool from Farnel. This is an interesting move. Although it touches a very bottom side of PCB / EDA market, I know Eagle PBC is quite popu...
by Daily PLM Think Tank on Jun 29, 2016


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