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Back to the Basics of IoT

Consumers have taken a vanguard role in pushing innovation. IoT is changing the face of data collection, analytics and transmission. The field continues to evolve as new applications for smart devices develop. Download this white paper to learn more about how the...

Data Engineering: Collecting, rationalizing, and compiling disparate data to make it dashboard-ready

SPK saves a global SaaS leader time and resources—6x faster than competing bids, saving nearly 75 percent in computing and licensing costs. The ClientA respected provider of SaaS (software-as-a-service) solutions for the global telecom industry was faced with a...
Common issues using OVF Tool to transfer VMs from the ESXi Shell

Common issues using OVF Tool to transfer VMs from the ESXi Shell

Chances are if you are in IT management or providing IT services you have had to deal with virtualization hosts. When it comes time to retire your old hardware and move to a new host, there are a number of different ways to go about it. One in particular for ESXi lets...

5 Unix Commands You Might Not Be Using (But Should Be!)

5 Unix Commands You Might Not Be Using (But Should Be!)

Pretty much every day I do some system administration on one of our many Linux servers that we support as part of our managed IT services. It occurred to me that I use a bunch of utilities and tools within Linux to make my job easier and wanted to share my top 5 Unix...

3 Real World vSphere Situations to Avoid

3 Real World vSphere Situations to Avoid

Almost a year ago, I wrote about 10 Pitfalls that Can Impact VMware Performance. I thought I’d revisit this topic, provide some specific situations I've encountered over the past year, and explain what I've learned from them. You may have already taken the advice of...

Keep Track of Passwords with Pleasant Solutions

Keep Track of Passwords with Pleasant Solutions

When involved in IT strategy consulting services, you need a way to keep track of passwords in a safe and accessible manner. There are a number of different options out there ranging from single machine managers to cloud-based services. The one I found to be a great...

Automatic Processing of Content on SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Server

Automatic Processing of Content on SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Server

One of the powerful features of a full enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) system is being able to post process content uploaded to it. For example, adding a watermark, or changing a revision of a document automatically. The idea behind Solidworks Workgroup...

A Quick Start Guide to Installing Ceph

A Quick Start Guide to Installing Ceph

This seems to be the age of “Big Data”. Every sector seems to have a need for it -- from biotechs doing genome sequencing, to financial providers mining market data. For many, the ability to store massive amounts of structured or unstructured data is the key to...

Streamline Business Communication with Google Forms

Streamline Business Communication with Google Forms

Have you ever sent out an email with a bunch of important questions and received a reply that began with "my answers are in blue".  Have you then found yourself combing through your large email searching for those answers only to discover that your email provider...

How To Upgrade the Feature Level in IBM Rational ClearQuest

How To Upgrade the Feature Level in IBM Rational ClearQuest

Sometimes finding the information you want for IBM Rational ClearQuest can be a challenge -- and when you find something, it can be that the level of detail needed is not present. That's why we at SPK and Associates started this series of technical how to guides to...