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10-Point Checklist for Atlassian Server Migrations

Introduction As applications, such as Jira, become more mainstream for Enterprises, it was inevitable that Atlassian and others would create their own service (SaaS) that provides numerous benefits to users across the globe.  The benefits of having a SaaS...

Moving to the Atlassian Cloud Series – Part 4 Multi-instance migrations

As an Atlassian Solution Partner, SPK and Associates knows the move to the Atlassian Cloud can be challenging.  This four-part webinar series will explore what’s on the horizon for organizations that are looking at moving from on-premise Atlassian Jira instances, what...
Creating a CI System

Creating a CI System

...Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 2) As I noted in Optimal Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 1), there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration.  In Part 1, we looked at the first three. For Part 2, we pick up where...

Accelerating Product Releases with Business Process Automation

Accelerating Product Releases with Business Process Automation

The beauty of business process automation How often have we entered the same information into two different systems and wondered, “Why do I have to waste my time doing this?”  These are computers, aren’t they?  Shouldn’t this information flow where it needs to go? ...

How to Avoid the Top 5 Hybrid Cloud Pitfalls

How to Avoid the Top 5 Hybrid Cloud Pitfalls

If you’re like many engineering managers, IT infrastructure may not be your favorite topic. You think about it when absolutely necessary, but often neglect it or place it behind other capital investments. What's more, there's a good chance your current IT solutions...

Five Reasons to Use SolidWorks PDM in the Cloud

Five Reasons to Use SolidWorks PDM in the Cloud

Tired of dealing with in-house PDM issues, unreliable VPN connections, and struggling with remote file access? Perhaps you're looking for a solution that addresses your company's specific needs. Look no further: SPK and Associates SolidWorks PDM in the Cloud presents...

Efficient Reporting in Windchill RV&S (PTC Integrity)

Efficient Reporting in Windchill RV&S (PTC Integrity)

As explored in one of our previous articles, tracking metrics is a crucial component of a successful development system. But how can you leverage those metrics further? The solution is quite simple: with the trace reporting function available in Windchill...

How to Increase Uptime of Your Engineering Systems

How to Increase Uptime of Your Engineering Systems

Picture this: all your engineering applications run slow, or worse, continue to shut down. Yet, the IT team reports no alerts within the remote monitoring and management systems despite the problem.  What is the root cause and how do you fix it?  Remote Monitoring and...

How to Create Easy Engineering Design Automation Fixes

How to Create Easy Engineering Design Automation Fixes

In one of our recent articles, we highlighted opportunities for automation, specifically for MCAD (mechanical computer-aided design) and PDM (product data management) activities in your organization. In this next installment, we hope to provide you with other examples...

How to Maximize Engineering Design Automation for CAD/PDM

How to Maximize Engineering Design Automation for CAD/PDM

In recent years, interest in engineering design automation across multiple industries skyrocketed, especially due to the high return on investment (ROI). Relieving your engineers from tedious, error-prone tasks and directing them toward automation presents a fantastic...