by Roopinder Tara, Tenlinks.com
Solid Edgers did mental high fives as Solid Edge gets mentioned on the main stage at the the annual user meeting for Siemens PLM product users, Siemens PLM Connection 2012 this week in Las Vegas.
Chuck Grindstaff, who replaced Tony Affuso as ceo, talks about "big data." He means the volumes of terabytes of large sets of data big enterprises have -- big enterprises like Siemens, a company of such enormous scale that its two-billion-dollar PLM business is but a minor component. Big companies like to deal with other big companies.
Where does that leave Solid Edge? Picking up crumbs, I'm afraid. Its brief mention on the big stage is overwhelmed by big customers and big deals, targets for Teamcenter and NX. Solid Edge really needs to bust out.
[Reprinted with permission of CAD Insider.]
PS: Siemens PLM Software plans to unveil Solid Edge ST5 in Nashville in a month's time.