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Thursday, June 20, 2013 -- Published alternately twice monthly. Next issue July 11
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Plex Flexes Manufacturing Muscle
By Ann Grackin Thursday, June 20, 2013
Updates from PowerPlex 2013.
[ Read: Plex Flexes Manufacturing Muscle ]
PTC’s Journey From CAD/CAM Pioneer to Enabler of the ‘as-a-Service Economy’
By Bill McBeath Thursday, June 20, 2013
PTC’s acquisition of Servigistics is a significant step in their 25-year evolution, positioning them well as we transition from a product-centric to service-centric economy. PTC Live provided a great snapshot of how far they have come and where they are going.
[ Read: PTC’s Journey From CAD/CAM Pioneer to Enabler of the ‘as-a-Service Economy’ ]

Is Social an Enterprise Application?
By Ann Grackin Thursday, June 20, 2013
Enterprise software firms such as Epicor, LCI/MACROLYNK and others are launching their own Enterprise Social Networking technology. But what will drive user adoption of these types of enterprise social sites? [ Read: Is Social an Enterprise Application? ]

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Technology
MIT's Auto-ID and Sensor Expo Showcases New Developments
There were some exciting new RFID and mobile developments at this year’s event.
Thursday, June 20, 2013   -   MIT's Auto-ID and Sensor Expo Showcases New Developments

Plex—Founding Fathers of the Cloud Revolution
Revolutionaries have to pioneer and guide the way forward.
Thursday, June 20, 2013   -   Plex—Founding Fathers of the Cloud Revolution

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