Detective Cloud Perspective

I just clicked the End Call button in our Telepresence conference room. Aside from the excitement of experiencing what it must feel like to be a world political leader on an international, immersive video “call” (why thank you Cisco!), I’m really happy because Oleg Shilovitsky will be joining us as a contributor on 3D Perspectives.

Why? Because he’s an IT expert and I’m not.

You see, we’re both interested in exploring topics like cloud computing. Rather than getting a Kate-analysis of the Cloud Watching polls , Oleg has agreed to break down the results and commentate them from an IT perspective.

In addition to being an IT veteran, Oleg’s been chatting about Clouds for some time now on his blog PLM Twine and also in person with industry people and customers at various conferences and meetings. The guy’s in the know.

So . . . stay tuned for some perspective on your collective Cloud perspective! Detective.



P.S. It’s not too late to answer the two questions if you want a prevue-feel for what’s coming.

  • Rahul V Suryadevara

    Watching the developments in Cloud and PLM is very exciting. However the marriage of the both does not seem to be on the horizon.

    Even though web 2 based PLM technology increases hopes of deploying a PLM system with on-demand software as a service features, is it pragmatic with current technology and current product development cultures? If so, when can we expect that tipping point for new PLM era?

  • Hello Rahul,
    You can see first wave of products related to what we call PLM 2.0. Be able to provide online global access to product IP in organization. This is certainly “tipping point” of new PLM era.

  • I wonder how long before it’s mainstream in the PLM world?

  • Kate, this is excellent question, but I’m not sure somebody can predict it today. I will give you example -we assume 3D is mainstream, but look on number. Total 3D is still only 6%.

    Totally 2D 19%
    Mainly 2D but evaluating 3D 51%
    Hybrid 2D/3D 24%
    Totally 3D 6%

  • Rahul V Suryadevara

    Hello Oleg,

    These are very interesting numbers.Is it possible to quote the source for these numbers?

    I was under the impression that most of the design influencers like product OEMs are in 3D and they are driving their supply-chain to 3D with an exception of some small shops who are still working on 2D.

    If the current 2D users can use on-demand 3D contect authoring tools like DS V6 platforms, (it is the only PLM 2.0 software i am aware of) do you think these numbers will change in favor of 3D? If so, I see a huge opportunity for large scale cloude based PLM 2.0 deployment. PLM will be out of just release management paradigm.

  • Rahul, I was impressed by these numbers too. The source is cadalyst (see link on my comment). I have 2 explanations – (1) 6% of 3D only is only for manufacturers that DON’T produce paper or 2D drawings; (2) there is big amount of legacy influenced this survey. -Best, Oleg.