Secure DevOps for PLM

Growing up about books and software

As a teenager, I marveled over Stephen King‘s prose. I can’t even tell which book I liked more, though Christine, Talisman and Rose Madder probably stood out. As a junior programmer, I slightly disliked managers, despised QA, hated technical writers and couldn’t figure out why anyone for God’s sake needed graphic designers. The Fight Club scene about “efficiency” totally made my day. Did …

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A fistful of your data

Back in 1989, Toyota was accused of copycatting Lexus from Mercedes. But as noted once in the Mary Magdalene incident, do not rush to throw stones – you may not be without sin either. “For a fistful of dollars,” a now-iconic 1964 Western movie, was a direct copycat of Akira Kurosawa‘s Yojimbo. According to Kurosawa, Sergio Leone had made “a fine movie, but it was my movie.” …

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Digital thread in a shared dream

Once upon a time, Hollywood was a true Detroit for the souls. Movie marketing people of the 1960s figured that the audience enjoyed watching epic historical battles. Money poured in, and dozens of excellent movies were created, culminating in the majestic “Waterloo” in 1970. Movie marketing people of the 1980s discovered that the new generation …

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The Bilbo Baggins Threat to PLM Assets

There are a lot of secrets in this world, but not too many can compete with engineering know-how in terms of a strategic impact. In the 21st century that precious know-how is being stored in PLM systems and their digital twin siblings. CAD designs, material information, tooling – all these shiny pieces for Bilbo Baggings’s next adventure are sitting in your …

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Meryl Streep, engineering data longevity and legacy CAD conversion

In a classic 1992 black comedy movie, two ladies drank a magic potion, which made them immortal, although prone to various health issues, including at some point being technically dead. Maintaining their structural integrity and public appearance was becoming increasingly problematic. 40 years earlier, the B-52 strategic bomber was commissioned into the US military arsenal, joining a multitude of …

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Plato, Aristotle, Dirty Harry, and the benefits of prototyping

I remember strongly disliking my philosophy classes for their absolute irrelevance to everyday life. It took me 20 years to only start comprehending the infinite wisdom hiding in the murky writings of these predominantly old bald white males. Take Apophatic theology in its simplistic form – defining God by what God is not. Plato postulated that certain things have …

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Hybrid and Proud

These days people choose a personal identity for every facet of their lives, but when we speak about IT infrastructure, there seem to be only one direction – to the cloud. You can still decide which cloud you are going to trust with your IP, your data, and your business processes – AWS, Azure, Google …

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