Secure DevOps for PLM

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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Going vertical?

There are so many benefits of owning the entire stack. Just ask Apple – the maker of Mac and then iPad and iPhone as an integrated ecosystem from top to bottom: hardware and OS, with external apps being verified for reliability and even adherence to UI/UX rules. Compare that ecosystem to the Windows or Android worlds with …

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