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SPK Accelerates Fortune 100 MedDevice Product Sale

SPK Accelerates Fortune 100 MedDevice Product Sale

Our client is Fortune 100 Medical Device manufacturer. SPKAA acts as a product cybersecurity managed service provider for their hospital products which have embedded Windows or Windows OS.   Fortune 100 MedDevice Problem For over 10 years, SPK has provided ongoing...

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...

Deep Work Improves Engineers’ Productivity

Deep Work Improves Engineers’ Productivity

In this blog we'll explore how the principle of Deep Work by Cal Newport can improve your engineers productivity. Does it feel harder for you to focus on your creative, technical work? When I speak to engineers or management staff and ask this question, the answer...

Using Product Data For Product Managers And Engineering Operations

Using Product Data For Product Managers And Engineering Operations

Overview Here is the VLOG transcript for Chris McHale, CEO of SPK, and District Manager, Ed Chung, discussing the importance of data, dashboards, PowerBI and visualization tools for Product Managers And Engineering Operations. Your HostsChris McHale - Co-founder and...

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...

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...

How To Add More Disk Space To Your Redhat Server Without Reformatting

How To Add More Disk Space To Your Redhat Server Without Reformatting

(Originally published in 2012, updated January 2022.) One of the common tasks for any system administrator is managing disk space on a server. A common question is how to increase disk space on a linux system. I won't go into a boring lecture on why managing disk...

January 2022 vCAD feature updates

January 2022 vCAD feature updates

Happy New Year vCAD Users! It was a busy 2021 in terms of vCAD development and feature enhancements. We've been receiving lots of feedback regarding the platform, and we're assembling a roadmap for 2022 based on our users' needs. Here's what to expect in 2022:...

What is Data Engineering?

What is Data Engineering?

Strictly defined, data engineering, which is also known as information engineering (IE), information technology engineering (ITE), or information engineering methodology (IEM), is a software engineering approach to designing and developing information systems.  Data...

Three Trends Are Transforming The Service Desk

Three Trends Are Transforming The Service Desk

Your IT service desk is about to change. Find out what's shaping the future. Three factors — enterprise service management (ESM), collaboration, and intelligent service management — are driving the transformation of the service desk. To better meet customers’ needs...

Accelerating Product Development with Engineering Operations

Accelerating Product Development with Engineering Operations

What is Engineering Operations (EngOps)? Why do you need it, and how do you effectively deploy it?There’s a strange interplay between IT and engineering teams in most firms. That’s because the tech stack that engineers need to design, build, test, and release products...