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Autodesk Shifts to Subscription Pricing Model

Senior Editor Patrick Waurzyniak

2/12/2016

Making the shift to subscription-only pricing, CAD/CAM developer Autodesk Inc. (San Rafael, CA) is finding some bumps along the way in transitioning from standalone software licensing to subscriptions for its cloud-based commercial software. Similar to Adobe’s move a few years ago, Autodesk as of Feb. 1 switched to monthly subscription-only pricing licenses for new commercial software users. Full Article

2015 Industrial M&A: More Deals, Lower Value



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

2/9/2016

There were more mergers and acquisitions involving industrial companies in 2015 while the value of individual deals fell, consulting company PricewaterhouseCoopers said in a quarterly report. Full Article

3D Systems to Post Up to $570M in Writedowns



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

2/11/2016

3D Systems Corp. said today it will post a writedown of $510 million to $570 million in its fourth quarter financial results.The writedown is related to goodwill, an accounting term for the difference between what a company pays for an asset and its actual value. Full Article

Ford Driving Dreams to Launch in Houston with $100,000 in Scholarships



PRESS RELEASE-- Ford Motor Company

2/8/2016

Houston, Feb. 8, 2016 – Houston Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company Fund announced $100,000 in Ford Driving Dreams scholarships for eligible seniors in selected high schools across Houston interested in pursuing an education in science, technology, engineering and math.The $2,000-a-piece scholarships will be awarded to qualifying students graduating in 2016 and planning to attend an accredited two-year or four-year college or university over the period for which the scholarship is requested. Full Article

AMT: US Manufacturing Tech Orders End Sour 2015 With a Gain



Senior Editor Bill Koenig

2/8/2016

US manufacturing technology orders surged in December while posting a sizable decline for all of 2015, the Association for Manufacturing Technology said today. Full Article

Cisco Buying IoT Developer Jasper for $1.4B



By Patrick Waurzyniak Senior Editor

2/5/2016

With its $1.4-billion move this week to purchase Internet of Things (IoT) software developer Jasper Technologies (Santa Clara, CA), networking giant Cisco (San Jose, CA) will add a major asset to its arsenal in the race to compete in the world of enterprise IoT software. Full Article

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