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Michael Gough moves from Adobe to Microsoft’s ASG group

Michael Gough moves from Adobe to Microsoft’s ASG group

Michael Gough spearheaded design innovation at Adobe and he hopes to do the same at Microsoft.  Earlier in February, 2015, Microsoft announced the appointment of Michael Gough as vice president of design for the Applications and Services group. He will work for Julie Larson-Green, Microsoft’s chief experience officer. Gough was previously at Adobe Systems where […]

By February 13, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Bentley acquires Acute3D to extend Reality Modeling portfolio

Bentley acquires Acute3D to extend Reality Modeling portfolio

Existing conditions taken with any camera become part of a high fidelity virtual model. Drones are becoming popular for gathering current physical conditions.  Bentley Systems has acquired Acute3D, maker of software for aligning photographs of existing conditions with 3D models to create what Bentley calls reality modeling. The data can come from any photo device […]

By February 10, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Dassault Systèmes revenue up 19% in Euros in fourth quarter

Dassault Systèmes revenue up 19% in Euros in fourth quarter

Annual revenue tops $3 billion for the first time. Currency fluctuations were a doubled-edged sword for the French company. By Randall S. Newton Dassault Systèmes (OTCPK: DASTY) closed 2014 with a strong fourth quarter. Total revenue of €673.2 million was a quarterly record, up 19% (16% in constant currencies). Measured in US Dollars growth was […]

Autodesk announces subscription transition plans for new software licenses

Autodesk announces subscription transition plans for new software licenses

The move to subscriptions is about the payment scheme and the terms of legal use, not about whether the product runs on the cloud or the desktop. Autodesk suites are not yet moving to the subscription model. Autodesk today announced new commercial seats of most standalone desktop software products will be available only by Desktop Subscription, […]

Flat first quarter revenue report hides the real growth at PTC

Flat first quarter revenue report hides the real growth at PTC

Slammed by currency fluctuations and the move to subscription income, PTC needs its big Internet of Things story to kick in. By Randall S. Newton After a pop-the-corks fourth quarter (See “PTC says the plan is working”), PTC today reported a lackluster first quarter for fiscal 2015 (ended January 3, 2015). Total revenue for the […]

Bassi to replace Sicot as SolidWorks CEO

Bassi to replace Sicot as SolidWorks CEO

After 18 years with SolidWorks, Sicot moves to corporate headquarters to lead indirect sales. Dassault Systèmes today announced it has promoted SolidWorks CEO Bertrand Sicot to vice president of sales in charge of the company’s “value solutions” sales channel. He will be replaced by current vice president of research and development Gian Paolo Bassi. Sicot […]

Adobe has great fourth quarter, celebrates with acquisitions

Adobe has great fourth quarter, celebrates with acquisitions

Adobe reports strong Q4 and fiscal 2014 financial results. Adobe continues to prove the wis­dom behind its seemingly brave bet to go to subscription. CEO Shantanu Narayen proclaimed 2014 to be “an outstanding year” for the company, and Narayen’s bet doesn’t look brave, it looks shrewd. Subscriptions are ahead of predictions and the Adobe Marketing […]

Aveva acquires 8over8 for capital discipline

Aveva acquires 8over8 for capital discipline

Adding increased project control to the operations dashboard for oil and gas project development. Power and process plant design and operations software specialist Aveva opens the new year by adding risk management to its operations oversight portfolio. The Cambridge, UK firm is buying 8over8 Ltd, the developer of ProCon, a risk management platform that connects […]

Autodesk expands Boston operations

Autodesk expands Boston operations

Opens downtown space and acquires Terrible Labs Autodesk maintains very nice head­quarters in the New England corridor, in Waltham, Mass, but according to a story in the Boston Globe by Dennis Keohane, the company is also opening an office in downtown Boston. Along the way, the company has acquired Ter­rible Labs and is funding office […]

By December 30, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
2014 wasn’t that bad, was it?

2014 wasn’t that bad, was it?

Product introductions from 2013–2014 will make for an eventful 2015 By Kathleen Maher This year saw a return of optimism even as the problems of the en­vironment seem impossibly bleak. Our faith in technology has re­doubled and people are starting to talk crazy: we’re going to live under the sea, we’re going to move to […]

By December 30, 2014 2 Comments Read More →