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Process Manufacturing Context for Manufacturing Execution Systems

by Rick Franzosa  |  December 7, 2017

The Manufacturing Execution Systems market has always been fragmented by industry and technology.  A Magic Quadrant cannot do justice to the nuanced differences, so in conjunction with the release of...

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Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems - Mythbusters

by Rick Franzosa  |  November 28, 2017

With the release of Gartner's first Magic Quadrant for Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) , let's see if we can bust some common MQ myths, especially when the topic is MES: Myth...

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Digital Doppelgänger

by Rick Franzosa  |  October 27, 2016

There may be no concept in digital business more compelling than the digital twin.  I remember an early instantiation, back in the late 1990s, where an aerospace and defense firm had a...

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One Source of the Truth

by Rick Franzosa  |  March 18, 2016

I was having a discussion with a client about some of the jargon that is popular in the realm of manufacturing software systems. We got to one of my favorites....

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Digital Manufacturing Doesn't Just Happen

by Rick Franzosa  |  February 16, 2016

We are all about Digital.  Digital music, digital photography, digital business and, of course digital manufacturing. For several years, we have seen manufacturers that were in the process of 'digitizing'.  They were scanning...

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2014 Life Science Hype Cycle has published

by Michael Shanler  |  August 5, 2014

Fifty technologies are profiled by Gartner analysts in this year's Hype Cycle for Life Sciences, 2014.    This is the most densely packed hype cycle since the LS HC  introduction...

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IT for Science and Engineering

by Michael Shanler  |  February 6, 2014

Two years ago, while presenting at a laboratory informatics conference, I mentioned “PLM is coming.”    PLM was never really on the radar for pharma R&D IT groups, but the software...

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Predictions for 2014: Mind the (R & D IT) Gap

by Michael Shanler  |  December 13, 2013

When the snow starts to fall in many parts of the Northern Hemisphere, and the Southern Hemisphere packs their Bermuda shorts and suntan lotion…this signifies only one thing at Gartner: ...

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A Week is a Long Time in Research

by Andrew White  |  September 4, 2009

Well that was a fun week.  I just had a week without travel (always a pleasure) where I spend most of the time on the telephone with users, or doing...

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MDM and Product Lifecycle Management explained – finally!

by Andrew White  |  August 7, 2009

One particular topic has plagued a lot of users for several years – what is the overlap, or intersection, between MDM, Product Data Management (PDM), and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM). ...

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