Microsoft is BIG in Big Data

Microsoft is BIG in Big Data Last week I chaired our High Tech Executive Customer Advisory Board (CAB) made of a dozen of CIOs of the High Tech ecosystem and the focus was Big Data. The conversation was lead by one of our Big Data expert Shoshanna Budzianowski that triggered a lot of interested amongst…


JC’s Head in the Cloud

It was 3:05pm; I was driving from Austin to Dallas to meet a customer and stopped at a gas station in Temple to get some cold beverages. As I was paying at the counter my phone received a calendar alert. I looked at it, and it was my car manufacturer’s global diagnostic system informing me…


The Value of Social Computing in Product Development

Contributed by Guest Blogger, Paul Manikas. The use of Social Computing in the consumer space continues to show explosive growth. Facebook has now exceeded 700 million users. 110 million Tweets are sent per day on Twitter. There are 200 million views per day of YouTube via mobile. We are seeing a similar growth pattern emerge in…

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Microsoft at COFES: Old Friends, New Ideas, and A Hint of the Future

Written by Craig Rode.      I just returned from COFES, (Congress Of the Future of Engineering Software).  It’s held in Phoenix, which is not a bad place to visit when one lives in the Seattle area where it’s been raining for what seems like months.      COFES is a great opportunity to meet luminaries of…

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Tribal Knowledge, ‘Hidden’ Information and Social Networking

Written by Craig Rode. I was listening to the radio the other night on my way home from the office, and heard a story about manufacturing.  It concerned a local large manufacturer, and its concern about engineers.  Apparently, it anticipates having ten thousand engineers retire in the next ten years, and is very concerned about…

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JT Open Conference Experience – New Themes Emerging

Written by: Craig Rode I just returned from Orlando where I was attending the JT Open conference.  What an interesting couple of days!  JT, of course, is the open format for display of 3D data in a lightweight fashion.  It lends itself to collaboration by vastly reducing CAD model size, and allows combining of CAD…

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Platform as a Service (PaaS) and the relevance to High Tech and Electronics

Written by: Craig Rode In my last entry “Cloud computing: What’s the story?”, I tried to differentiate between different types of ‘clouds’.  With the definition behind us, I want to try and describe some of the characteristics of a PaaS cloud, such as Microsoft’s Azure, and how they might be applicable to high tech. The…

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Cloud computing: What’s the story?

It’s been awhile since I’ve seen as much discussion as I have recently about this new paradigm, cloud computing.  A couple of years ago the concept was floating on the horizon, but today you can’t really have a conversation about technology without its mention.  A few months back I gave a speech at the EDIFICE…


Changing Markets Require New Tools and Techniques for Effective and Secure Collaboration

With the economy continuing to show signs of improvement, manufacturers are turning their attention to strategies for capitalizing on new business opportunities. In the high-tech sector, improving collaboration across the value network will be a key strategy for boosting sales—and improving profits—going forward.  Morris Chang, chairman and CEO of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. Ltd. (TSMC)…


Digital Marketing Starts with Planning

Guest blog from Paul Manikas, Industry Market Development Manager, High Tech & Electronics Industry group The marketing landscape has undergone a major transformation.  Broad usage of the internet and socal media has created a shift in customer buying power and behavior. Businesses no longer control the conversations with their customers. Instead, customers and prospects engage…