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Connected Products, Connected PLM

By Jeff Hojlo

Siemens and Polarion kicked off a partnership in November 2014, which followed an investment in the company by Siemens Venture Capital of $10M earlier in the year. After successful joint customer wins, and the realization that their products and business focus meshed nicely, the companies agreed to the acquisition, with an expected deal close date of first quarter CY2016. Terms of the deal were not revealed. Upon close, Polarion is expected to become part of the Teamcenter product line, Siemens Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) offering.

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This blog post provides a summary of IDC Manufacturing Insights' attendance to the recently held inaugural Best Practices for Automotive conference, hosted by SAP in Detroit, Michigan, October 12–14, 2015.

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Dow Chemical and DuPont recently announced a merger that will result in two of Americas oldest firms becoming a $130 billion behemouth. The deal, a merger of equals, has been agreed as an all stock deal with an even split of board members and share holder value. Dow and DuPont are the 3rd and 4th largest chemical companies in the world, and the merger will make the new company (DowDuPont) the 2nd largest trailing only BASF. Shortly following the merger, the company will then split into three separate publicly traded companies in agriculture, material sciences, and specialty products.

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This blog expands upon one of the ten Decision Imperatives that are part of our recently published IDC Futurescape: Worldwide Manufacturing Product and Service Innovation 2016 Predictions report.

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This IDC Manufacturing Insights blog provides a commentary of a recently published research study that Cisco conducted to better understand what it calls the "service dilemma" and the role of digitization in manufacturing segments.

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    Kimberly Knickle says:
    Good question.  I think manufacturers are working to retain those employees that are willing to change with the business and with the technology that's increasingly part of their everyday life.  But no data to prove that theory, unfortunately.
    4 months ago
  • Manufacturing Day, E…
    delger says:
    Based on the data shared above, how important is it for Manufacturers to engage and retain their current employees?  And are you seeing a trend in that regard?
    4 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Jeff Hojlo says:
    Thanks for your comments - agreed.  Nice article, and I look forward to our next conversation.
    Best Regards,
    5 months ago
  • Webcast: The Importa…
    Antony Bourne says:
    I agree with your comments in the webcast and also am of the same opinion, and think that manufacturers need to take small steps on this journey since it is not an on/off switch that they need to use, but a process in which they make improvement after improvement since a lot of learning will happen along the way.
    I also have written a blog…
    5 months ago

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