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Impact of the Internet of Things on Manufacturers

Smart, connected products in the Internet of Things enable new capabilities for manufacturers, but also disrupt the status quo. Learn how manufacturers capitalize on the IoT opportunity.

The Internet of Things (IoT) eBook

We live in a smart, connected world. The impact is a fundamental transformation of how manufacturers create and exchange value with customers. For those that get it right, the future represents a huge opportunity.

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JUNE 2014

Manufacturing Leadership Journal

The Internet of Things: Transforming Manufacturing

Manufacturers must transform their business processes and fundamentally rethink how they create, operate, and service smart, connected products in the new era of the Internet of Things. In this article, PTC CEO Jim Heppelmann shares his perspective on the impact of the IoT on the manufacturing industry.

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JUNE 25, 2014


How the IoT is Transforming the Meaning of Product

This article positions PTC’s CEO Jim Heppelmann as a thought leader who, along with Steve Jobs, has a point of view on what we mean by the word “product.” As the industry redefines what products are, the need increases for a broad set of technologies that help manufacturers make the most of them. PTC’s entire technology portfolio is seen as contributing to helping shape the future of manufacturing.

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JUNE 24, 2014

ChainLink Research

PTC Jump-starting the Internet of Things

The evolution of PTC has been fascinating -- from CAD to PLM, ALM, SLM, and now Smart, Connected Products, through the Internet-of-Things. IoT is core to PTC's strategy going forward, and was emphasized repeatedly throughout PTC Live this year.

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JUNE 24, 2014

Manufacturing Leadership

Designing for the "Internet of Things"

The high tech industry and its supporting cast of research firms and consultancies are all abuzz these days with the idea of the “Internet of Things”. A key message echoed in multiple presentations at the recent PTC Live Global conference was that IoT done right begins at the design stage, a product designed from the ground up with the IoT in mind leverages the possibilities of the IoT better.”

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JUNE 23, 2014


PTC Live Global 2014 (Commentary)

PTC continues to expand its solution portfolio to address the full needs of its customers to design, develop, manufacture, and service innovative, high value products. CIMdata thinks that acquisitions like ThingWorx and Atego should enable PTC to better respond to their customers’ needs for solutions that can improve their competitiveness. PTC’s approach towards and solutions for SLM and IoT address the growing importance of managing smart devices and providing improved services, and they are key components to providing closed-loop lifecycle management.

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JUNE 23, 2014

Schnitger Corporation

PTC Live: CAD, PLM, Services, IoT – lots of IoT

PTC Live covered all things Creo, Windchill, Mathcad, et al and presented content related to PTC’s more traditional portfolio, end-use cases and end-industries. Alongside that event, like last year, was the Service Exchange, sessions focused on helping customers build a sustainable competitive advantage through services offerings. New this year was the third event, LiveWorx, which presented PTC’s second-to-last acquisition to all attendees and then channeled off for deeper dives into harnessing the value of the Internet of Things.

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JUNE 17, 2014

PTC is Betting on a Smart Connected World

In the old days, a product was just a product. It was mechanical and perhaps electrical, if it needed power. Now electronics are used to make the product smarter as well, with logic and processing. By connecting the product to the Internet, companies can monitor the performance of their products in the field, allowing new business models based on delivering services and outcomes rather than physical products.

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