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Why Process Automation Is Critical For Engineering

Why Process Automation Is Critical For Engineering

Process automation releases your engineers for the work their brains are intended for. That work is creativity and problem-solving.  By implementing process automation, you improve the team’s morale. Firstly, they get more focus time for deep work and designing better...

Protecting Device Storage Using Windows UWF

Protecting Device Storage Using Windows UWF

The Unified Write Filter (UWF) is a Windows native feature that ensures a system’s data remains as an unmodified, secure baseline.  Data can be changed by a Windows UWF system user. However, the changes do not persist after a restart. In fact, changes are discarded...

Single Pane of Glass Dashboards: What are they?

Single Pane of Glass Dashboards: What are they?

There’s simply too much information.  We all know this.  So how can the “single pane of glass” (SPOG) dashboard simplify quantitative data? And why is data driven analytics of interest to companies? Every day, more data arrives in our inbox – text messages, reports,...

Is The IT Department Really “Dead?”

Is The IT Department Really “Dead?”

“It’s Time to Get Rid of the IT Department.”  That was the title of an opinion piece recently published in the Wall Street Journal.  Provocative?  Sure.  My answer to this is not “yes,” but many of the author’s points are valid.  The Same Old IT Department? No, the IT...

Using DevOps and Cloud to rapidly respond and scale

Using DevOps and Cloud to rapidly respond and scale

BackgroundSPK was contacted by a software company that provides healthcare cost optimization through a web platform. Their mission is to provide customers with a method to reduce spending while maintaining quality healthcare for their employees.  With an expanding...

Problems that Engineers in Regulated Industries Face

Problems that Engineers in Regulated Industries Face

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og6826J7EOo Video Transcript: I'm Carlos Almeida, VP of Engineering at SPK and Associates. I've spent most of my professional life doing software engineering. 25 years plus in the world of high tech in the electronic design automation...

Test Management in Windchill RV&S (PTC Integrity)

Test Management in Windchill RV&S (PTC Integrity)

The importance of test management, especially in highly-regulated industries, cannot be overstated. Efficient management of testing requirements leads to safer products, effective production, and satisfied customers. The PTC Windchill Requirements Validation &...

Podcast: How Secure are AWS and Azure Cloud Solutions?

Podcast: How Secure are AWS and Azure Cloud Solutions?

Hybrid cloud brings you the best of on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure. But how does it stack up in terms of security and compliance? Two of the biggest vendors in the cloud space, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, have kept pace with one another in...

Using Audit Log To Track Promoted Change Requests with PTC Integrity

Using Audit Log To Track Promoted Change Requests with PTC Integrity

Recently, a customer came to me because they wanted to record when changes were promoted from their development environment to their test environment, and later from their test environment to their production environment. They wanted a way to simply tell when changes...