Tag Archive: Alibre

Aug 26 2008

AEC’s Software-plus-Services player to deliver BIMaaS?

I have talked before about Microsoft‘s much-discussed Software-plus-Services strategy before (here, for example), and it strikes me that there is an interesting corporate parallel in Microsoft’s approach to the rise of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the attitude of Autodesk, albeit on a different scale. Like Microsoft, Autodesk has made its name by selling conventional, locally-hosted CAD …

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Aug 15 2008

Chewing the CAD

Cadalyst Manufacturing has a thought-provoking viewpoint article written by J. Paul Grayson, CEO of Alibre, that suggests “the CAD software market is stuck in time, somewhere in the late 1970s or early 1980s, when mainframes and minicomputers were the primary platform of professional computing”. Despite the advances in personal computing in other fields, including the …

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Feb 18 2008

CADaaS continued (2)

My musings last week (here and here) on CAD-as-a-Service have stimulated some interest, including a SaaSblogs post, and a comment from Rami Hamodah, who, quite rightly, suggests that “offering CAD-as-a-Service is much harder to do than offering business software-as-a-service such as CRM” and wonders how demand might be stimulated. CADaaS: not if, when To respond to …

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