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3 Ways Your PDM isn’t rolled out properly

In this webinar, SPK and Associates co-founder Chris McHale is joined by Edwin Chung to discuss Engineering Ops.  We define Engineering Operations as all of the actionable work that takes place in order for your product teams to engineer your product.  And we believe...

How AWS Cloud Solutions Can Help Your Manufacturing Enterprise Maintain Its Competitive Edge

Executive Summary In 2020, public and private cloud-based solutions like Amazon Web Services surpassed traditional data centers in terms of overall spending. In 2017, nearly two thirds of spending went toward private cloud solutions. Cloud usage exploded in 2017, to...
New Podcast: Talking Beyond PLM with PLM Expert Oleg Shilovitsky

New Podcast: Talking Beyond PLM with PLM Expert Oleg Shilovitsky

SPK and Associates co-founder Chris McHale previously spoke with PLM expert Oleg Shilovitsky, founder of BeyondPLM.com, to get his top three product lifecycle management (PLM) predictions for 2015. Now they are teaming up monthly to discuss relevant industry items...

An Overview of PTC Integrity Test Management

An Overview of PTC Integrity Test Management

Major portions of any PTC Integrity Solution are the test artifacts. Many customers when they initially start to look at PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager are generally looking at it as way of managing their requirements, or as a way of maintaining compliance in highly...

Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 3

Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 3

In my previous articles, I discussed how we can calculate trace report metrics, and then gather them into a report. In this report, I am going to discuss how we can gather similar metrics and put them into a chart format. This time though we are going to use a field...

Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 2

Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 2

In my previous entitled “Metrics, Metrics, Metrics in PTC Integrity: Part 1” I introduced the out of the box traceability metrics that come with PTC Integrity, and talked a little bit about how they work. In this article I will build on that by showing how you can...

Are You Asking The Right Cloud Security Questions?

Are You Asking The Right Cloud Security Questions?

In my most recent blog articles, I discussed a few aspects an organization might want to consider when looking at a cloud-based solution. Security is one of the top issues on the list. Regardless of whether your application consists of highly sensitive patient data...

Bringing Your Own Apple Device and Developing a BYOD Policy

Bringing Your Own Apple Device and Developing a BYOD Policy

In today’s world, everyone has a mobile device; cell phones, tablets, or a hybrid of the two. In a blog post published on ZDNet in June 2014, Dimensional Research conducted a survey of more than 300 IT leaders, and concluded specifically Apple’s enterprise presence is...

It Takes a City – Cloud Backup Goes Big

It Takes a City – Cloud Backup Goes Big

Not long ago, the city of Asheville, NC migrated their infrastructure backups and disaster recovery to a cloud backup solution utilizing Amazon Web Services (AWS). This not only saved the city government a lot in expenses, it provided the city a fail-safe in case of...

Medical Device Development: First to Market

Medical Device Development: First to Market

In the world of fast competitive marketing, a lot of attention goes to the first company who develops a creative breakthrough and comes out with a cool new device first. New technology in the medical device market has resulted in several new products which include;...

Have Hybrid Cloud Solutions Become Commonplace? IBM Thinks So

Have Hybrid Cloud Solutions Become Commonplace? IBM Thinks So

IBM’s acquisition of SoftLayer roughly a year ago has supposedly fueled hybrid cloud adoption -- but why now, and why hybrid solutions? After all, isn't the beauty of the cloud its scalability, quick implementation times, and low cost? Wanting to retain physical IT...