Blue Ribbon Deal for Dassault Systèmes

Blue RibbonBig Blue, no, not the Luc Besson film released in 1988, but the International Business Machines Corporation launched as the Tabulating Machine Company in 1896, has signed an agreement to integrate its PLM division to Dassault Systèmes.

This is a significant event for IBM and Dassault Systèmes, partners for 28 years.

While not the typically type of thing we talk about here at 3D Perspectives, I wanted to at least highlight the news and pass you to the official press release and the Bernard Charlès video.

What I find most interesting from a 3D Perspectives standpoint is the plan “to establish DS as an IBM Global Alliance Partner and expand their services partnership.” I especially look forward to seeing how the new partnership’s cloud computing work will develop.

For one thing’s certain: cloud computing and PLM together have a bright future.

Last May I polled 3D Perspectives readers about their cloud computing concerns. If you want to see the results, just answer the still-active polls here.

The second poll shows IP security as the top cloud concern, and I must admit I share this concern, especially when we’re talking about open innovation. How do you provide a framework for open innovation and crowdsourcing while protecting everyone’s intellectual property?

‘Would love to know what you think . . .




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