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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...

Moving to the Atlassian Cloud Series – Part 3 Migrating Rally to Jira Software Cloud

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...
How Workflow Integration Boosts Engineering Productivity

How Workflow Integration Boosts Engineering Productivity

How to solve the problem that hides in plain sight Engineers rarely talk about “workflow integration” for items like CAD files or project data management (PDM). They’re too busy doing their jobs! However, that exact mindset presents a major issue. Many engineers think...

4 Advantages of SolidWorks Cloud PDM

4 Advantages of SolidWorks Cloud PDM

Technology based companies rely on a growing suite of applications that digitally design, test, prototype and release new products. One such application is SolidWorks 3D CAD, and SolidWorks cloud PDM. These are extremely critical tools for the product lifecycle, and...

Engineering Inefficiency is the Enemy of Innovation

Engineering Inefficiency is the Enemy of Innovation

I was intrigued by the information and conclusions presented in OnShape’s recent report, “The State of Product Development and Hardware Design 2019.” However, I was not as surprised as they were to hear that the biggest problem in R&D is still complex processes,...

Solving CAD File Data Corruption By Looking Beyond the Obvious

Solving CAD File Data Corruption By Looking Beyond the Obvious

One SPK client’s design engineering team was required to email CAD files to a technician to perform 3D printing. However, the CAD files were too large for regular email transmission. The designers manually converted each CAD file into a ZIP format for sending in one...

Multi-Cloud Is the Future of Infrastructure… For Now

Multi-Cloud Is the Future of Infrastructure… For Now

Does this sound familiar? Your organization has settled into its cloud migration. You’re enjoying the increased security and resiliency. You feel like you’ve just climbed a mountain and you want to spend some time gazing out from the summit. Then you read about...

Four Steps to Securing Your Company’s Medical Devices

Four Steps to Securing Your Company’s Medical Devices

Connected medical devices offer enormous opportunity for manufacturers and consumers alike. They also carry the burden of increased risk due to cybersecurity flaws. Think about the dangers of having your email or bank account hacked. Now consider the damage hacking a...

How Azure Became the Second-Largest Cloud Platform

How Azure Became the Second-Largest Cloud Platform

Azure first became associated with IT for one simple reason: It’s a Microsoft product. Since the majority of organizations are running some kind of Microsoft application (be it Windows or Office), it was an easy sell because of ease of integration. However, this alone...

Despite Being Second Fiddle, Azure Steadily Gains Market Share

Despite Being Second Fiddle, Azure Steadily Gains Market Share

Last time, we talked about why engineering loves AWS so much. Now we’re going to look through the other end of the telescope: Why does IT have such an affinity for Azure? Microsoft’s Cloud Market Share Is Growing While Azure has long played second fiddle in the cloud...