PTC has announced a PLM alliance with IBM. There is some question (1) whether this will work smoothly and (2) how this affects IBM's relationship with Dassault Systemes. That's of mild interest; of greater interest is who IBM/PTC plan to target.
In its quarterly conference call with financial analysts, PTC says it won't target Dassault accounts. Instead, IBM and PTC have identified UGS accounts they plan to attack. This means that if your firm runs NX or Solid Edge or other UGS software, expect a visit from IBM/PTC salesmen.