Tag: software

The Changing Role of Engineering Analysis in Software-Intensive Product Development

Continuing with the blog theme Software Happens – A Challenge for the 21st Century, I’d like to zero in on some interesting development at PTC in the area of engineering analysis with Mathcad and integration with our application lifecycle management platform, Integrity. Continue reading

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Software Happens – A Challenge for the 21st Century

“My toaster says it’s “downloading a firmware update. Please wait…” What is a firmware update and why does a toaster need one? And, why is my toaster talking to me in the first place? All I want is a lousy piece of toast!!!” We were startled years ago to find that every day appliances like washing machines, refrigerators, and even toasters contained microprocessors… What do you think? Will software safety and reliability be the driving factors in product engineering in the 21st century? Continue reading

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Starting with Variant Management and Agile

For my first installment in the SPL and Agile blog series, I decided to start with an organization that has been doing SPL for some time and just started down the Agile road. The organization will have to remain nameless, but I can say that it is a technology company with… Continue reading

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Have You Downloaded the Latest Software Patch for Your BMW 3?

The role of software is changing and nowhere is that more evident than in the world of product manufacturers. Software brings huge benefits, but at the same time significant challenges. In a recent article by Michael Azoff of Ovum in the Technology Spectator, he asserts that… Continue reading

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