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Green Server Design: Beyond Operational Energy to Sustainability
“Green” server and datacenter design requires a focus on environmental sustainability. Prior studies have focused on operational energy consumption as a proxy

sustainability design  Beyond Operational Energy to Sustainability “Green” server and datacenter design requires a focus on environmental sustainability. Prior studies have focused on operational energy consumption as a proxy for sustainability, but this metric only captures part of the environmental impact. Understanding the total impact requires examining the entire lifecycle of the system, beyond operational energy, to also include material use and manufacturing. See how one methodology can do that.

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Core PLM for Discrete Industries

The foundation of product lifecycle management (PLM) for the discrete manufacturing industries is product data management (PDM). It covers design and product-related aspects of PLM including management of material specifications, product structures, production processes, design tools, document management, and design collaboration. 

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Dassault Systèmes-Expanding Product Development and the 3D Experience


The Dassault Systèmes vision is to enable everyone—from product designers, engineers, and suppliers to end users and their respective communities—to create, share, and experience the three-dimensional virtual world, thereby maximizing the value of their intellectual property and digital assets. In this article, TEC principal analyst P.J. Jakovljevic reports on the 3D design tools he recently saw demoed, how they enable collaboration, and their application to manufacturing and other sectors.

sustainability design  Environmental assessments: SolidWorks sustainability technology enables users to assess the environmental impact of their design to create more sustainable products. The software integrates life cycle assessment–based tools into the design process, measuring the environmental impacts of carbon, energy, air, and water. The material selection tool provides instant feedback to help users choose the most environmentally friendly material for a particular design. In addition, one-click report Read More

In Search of Sustainability with Dassault Systèmes


Can PLM technologies help build a more sustainable future for organizations? This article discusses the relationship between PLM and sustainable development, using major PLM vendor Dassault Systèmes as an example.

sustainability design  on sustainable design, SolidWorks Sustainability provides a dashboard of LCA information, in the design phase, to determine the environmental impacts of assemblies or individual parts. Material compliance : Manufacturers are facing increasing requirements for ensuring products and their associated materials comply with both external and internal rules and regulations. By collecting, integrating, analyzing, and reporting a product’s environmental compliance throughout its development life cycle, ENOVIA Read More

PTC Live Global 2013: All About Design for “Servitization” —Part One


This was my third time attending the PTC Live Global (formerly PlanetPTC Live) conference, and by now I can say with some conviction that, compared to its large product lifecycle management (PLM) and computer aided design (CAD) software peers, PTC provides the most inspiring keynote presentations by its top executives and customers. There are no flashy marketing gimmicks, overselling, and industry

sustainability design  sophisticated PLM system with sustainability and product analytics modules that can predict and mitigate related regulatory risks, i.e., Windchill in PTC’s case. Mass Customization Still Rules Regulation adds another layer of complexity to Localization/Personalization/Mass Customization, since regulations vary by jurisdiction. Heppelmann defined the fourth market shift as personalization —“efficiently tailoring products and services to accommodate regional and personal preferences.” Modern Read More

Energizing Utilities for the Economic Stimulus Plan: Strategies for Greater Efficiency and Sustainability


For years, utilities have seen a growing need to enable a smarter electric grid, promote cleaner power sources, and replace aging structures. These issues came into sharper focus when US President Obama signed into law the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). This legislation provides funding for many energy initiatives—however, strict compliance guidelines come with the stimulus plan. Find out more.

sustainability design  Smart-growth projects that include sustainability metrics for urban development Green building and infrastructure design Energy efficiency in homes and commercial buildings. Household carbonemission calculators, for example, enable consumers to estimate their carbon emissions. In addition, these devices can provide recommendations on how to reduce emission totals. Businesses can take a proactive approach as well. Many companies now actively participate in international committees working on global Read More

Implementing Strategic Agility through Modular Architectures


This article focuses on the development of strategic agility as a capability that is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article argues, are matured through six stages that offer different levels of strategic agility. Strategic agility, once capitalized through modular architectures, enables a company to achieve greater speed and flexibility in information technology (IT) deliveries.

sustainability design  Strategic Agility through Modular Architectures This article focuses on the development of strategic agility as a capability that is built into the design of an architecture. The capabilities, the article argues, are matured through six stages that offer different levels of strategic agility. Strategic agility, once capitalized through modular architectures, enables a company to achieve greater speed and flexibility in information technology (IT) deliveries. Read More

How to Design and Optimize Your Global Service Delivery Models


In the past 10 years, business process and IT outsourcing markets have become globalized, raising some key issues for outsourcing buyers. How can you develop a service delivery model for your business that fully exploits global sourcing opportunities while supporting overall corporate strategies, goals, and principles? By developing a set of integrated capabilities and processes as part of your core competency.

sustainability design  to Design and Optimize Your Global Service Delivery Models In the past 10 years, business process and IT outsourcing markets have become globalized, raising some key issues for outsourcing buyers. How can you develop a service delivery model for your business that fully exploits global sourcing opportunities while supporting overall corporate strategies, goals, and principles? By developing a set of integrated capabilities and processes as part of your core competency. Read More

No Floundering About These Strategic And Tactical Acquisitions


Design and implementation service company Razorfish announced its acquisition of broadband and user experience firms.

sustainability design  Floundering About These Strategic And Tactical Acquisitions Event Summary Razorfish Inc. (Nasdaq: RAZF) announced that it has purchased Lee Hunt Associates and TSDesign, Inc. The combined value of the purchase was approximately $49 million. Razorfish specializes in Internet development, and brings strategic, creative ad technology solutions to its engagements. Lee Hunt Associates is a leading branding and marketing company in the entertainment industry; it has design and production experience with both Read More

RFID Architecture Strategy


Early adopters of radio frequency identification (RFID) are beginning to look at enterprise scale solution design and integration are emerging as key focus areas. Infosys has designed an optimal RFID architecture strategy based on lessons learnt from early adopters and Infosys experience in providing real time control and data acquisition solutions in the telecom and process control industries.

sustainability design  Architecture Strategy RFID Architecture Strategy If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Consequently, enterprise-scale Solution Design and Integration are emerging as key areas in RFID deployments. To realize the potential of RFID, enterprises must have an RFID Architecture strategy that integrates data from the hardware layer with existing systems. Source : Infosys Technologies Resources Related to RFID Architecture Strate Read More

SAP Backpedals Its SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress?


Let me start this blog post with a huge disclaimer: I have no intentions of wilfully beating up on SAP whatsoever! Sure, the enterprise applications titan has lately been embroiled in an intellectual property lawsuit with archrival Oracle over improper use of support data through its TomorrowNow third-party support (recently discontinued) subsidiary. As if this wasn't enough, SAP is being

sustainability design  Backpedals Its SaaS Forays -- By Design or Under Duress? Let me start this blog post with a huge disclaimer : I have no intentions of wilfully beating up on SAP whatsoever! Sure, the enterprise applications titan has lately been embroiled in an intellectual property lawsuit with archrival Oracle over improper use of support data through its TomorrowNow third-party support (recently discontinued) subsidiary . As if this wasn't enough, SAP is being sued again, and this time over an allegedly failed Read More

Project Lifecycle Management Implies Long Term Value; Forget the Total Cost of Ownership Fuss


Understanding the nature and specifics of your product development life cycles, and especially new product design and initiation, can help you realize tangible cost savings and will offset the total cost of ownership of a product lifecycle management system.

sustainability design  Lifecycle Management Implies Long Term Value; Forget the Total Cost of Ownership Fuss Background Product lifecycle management (PLM) software vendors are consistent in their belief that PLM applications software is well worth the investment because the life cycle costs of new product design and initiation (NPDI) are inherently weighted at the front end. Therefore the better job a company does in managing an efficient process toward NPDI will imply considerable cost savings over time. After a product Read More

Cre8tive Technology and Design


Cre8tive Technology and Design is a dedicated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions partner for Epicor. Being customer-centric, it provides companies with solutions that will best fit their needs, with a rapid return on investment and a low total cost of ownership. By understanding its clients' business model and requirements, Cre8tive Technology provides efficient solutions and peerless customer service, using proven processes and procedures.

sustainability design  Technology and Design Cre8tive Technology and Design is a dedicated enterprise resource planning (ERP) software solutions partner for Epicor. Being customer-centric, it provides companies with solutions that will best fit their needs, with a rapid return on investment and a low total cost of ownership. By understanding its clients' business model and requirements, Cre8tive Technology provides efficient solutions and peerless customer service, using proven processes and procedures. Read More

Italian Men's Clothing Design and Manufacturing Company Selects Microsoft Dynamics AX for Its US Operations


Canali, word-famous Italian men's clothing brand, has selected Microsoft Dynamics AX for its US operations. Business in North America must be going quite well, as the company has decided to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software application that would serve the entire region. All Canali's factories are in Italy (and the fact that it has not moved its manufacturing operations

sustainability design  Men's Clothing Design and Manufacturing Company Selects Microsoft Dynamics AX for Its US Operations Canali, word-famous Italian men's clothing brand, has selected Microsoft Dynamics AX for its US operations. Business in North America must be going quite well, as the company has decided to implement an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software application that would serve the entire region. All Canali's factories are in Italy (and the fact that it has not moved its manufacturing operations to Read More

User-Focused Design Principles Shape the Customer Experience


Welcome to the customer experience. We all have them. Some are good, others bad. A variety of factors - the user interface (UI), customer support, marketing messages, etc. - shape these experiences. All of these things collectively create our view of a product, service or provider.

sustainability design  Focused Design Principles Shape the Customer Experience Introduction Ever have one of those days? You just finished entering three days worth of data into your new information system. You know, the one that took your company a year to select and two more years to implement. The one that promised to streamline and transform your key business processes. The one you had to have. Now here you are. You have finished keying in data. It wasn't easy or fun, but at least you're done. You are ready for the Read More