We tend to think of the Internet of Things as a vast network that is knitting itself together as devices and computers connect to each other. But rather than a conspiracy of connected things; we're more likely to see different networks of different things and most of them will do us more good than harm. The Internet of Things is more of an aspirational term rather than a … [Read more...] about The Archipelago of Things
Its LiveWorx conference on the Internet of Things has 1,000 more attendees than expected. The yottabytes are coming sooner than you think. Today’s factories turn digital prototypes into physical products, says PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann. But what becomes of the virtual model after the real one exists? The physical product never connects back to its digital origins. As envisioned … [Read more...] about PTC is connecting the digital prototype and the physical product
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 quarter was $325.4 million, essentially flat … [Read more...] about Flat first quarter revenue report hides the real growth at PTC
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 Mars, we’ll build bionic human parts, we’ll party on … [Read more...] about 2014 wasn’t that bad, was it?
Five billion Internet-connected objects by 2019, and PTC plans to be in the middle of it all. Tom Lansford reports from Stuttgart, Germany. By Tom Lansford PTC is a major player in CAD and PLM. However, the company's strategic push continues to focus on fulfilling customer needs related to seven major forces impacting the manufacturing industry. The addition of Internet of … [Read more...] about PTC wants its customers to come aboard with the Internet of Things