Ok, maybe not ‘Crush’ so much, maybe more like, boot it into the future. You need to drop your bagel, Blackberry or coworker on the ground and run, nay I say sprint, to read Oleg Shilovitsky’s 6 reasons Why Google Wave will Change PLM Collaboration.

Pivotal, my geometry-glazed friends. Oleg briefly points out how Google’s Wave application has direct applications for how we will collaborate in the future. It’s 6 things, I’m convinced, hardly anyone has realized or is even thinking about. How do you think this is going to affect how you work?

Here are the 6 reasons. Read them, read his post and let me know what you think!

Basically here are Oleg’s 6 reasons Why Google Wave will Change PLM Collaboration

  1. Everything can be real-time
  2. Everything can be online
  3. Everything can be embedded
  4. History can be playedback
  5. Data will be federated (synchronized)
  6. Processes with be automated

Note: for those unfamiliar with the acronym and concept…
PLM is Product Lifecycle Management – “Product lifecycle management (PLM) is the process of managing [document and support] the entire lifecycle of a product from its conception, through design and manufacture, to service and disposal.” – Wikipedia

What are your thoughts?


Josh is founder and editor at SolidSmack.com, founder at Aimsift Inc., and co-founder of EvD Media. He is involved in engineering, design, visualization, the technology making it happen, and the content developed around it. He is a SolidWorks Certified Professional and excels at falling awkwardly.