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Problems that Engineers in Regulated Industries Face

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Og6826J7EOo Video Transcript: I'm Carlos Almeida, VP of Engineering at SPK and Associates. I've spent most of my professional life doing software engineering. 25 years plus in the world of high tech in the electronic design automation...

Managing PTC Integrity Licensing (Windchill RV&S)

When licensing your Windchill Requirements Validation & Source (RV&S) server, there are a few options for purchase or implementation.  Many readers may recognize Windchill RV&S as the latest version of PTC Integrity -- or, if you have worked in software...
5 Reasons You Want Windows 8 Now

5 Reasons You Want Windows 8 Now

Enjoying Windows 8, yet? I had been running Developer Builds and Consumer Previews for some time; I was super excited when I finally upgraded to the Windows 8 Pro Release build (for a promotional $15, I might add). Despite recently writing a guide on accessing...

Top 3 RedHat related posts of 2012

Top 3 RedHat related posts of 2012

Linux continued to perform well as an alternative server platform in 2012 and RedHat has maintained its position as a reliable and trusted Linux distribution. This reliance on Linux based servers is likely to increase during 2013 as more services migrate to the cloud...

Troubleshoot Common Application & Network Issues with tcpdump

Troubleshoot Common Application & Network Issues with tcpdump

Here's a common situation:  you manage an application;  you haven't gone through a release; no patches have been applied (to your knowledge); and the infrastructure guys say that they haven't touched the network in ages.  But a user calls, and to your...

The Cloud and Outsourcing in 2013

The Cloud and Outsourcing in 2013

As the push towards the cloud continues, 2013 will see a growing emphasis on cloud-related outsourcing projects. Cloud-related IT expenditure covers a wide range of areas including; Software as a Service (SaaS), cloud compute centers, infrastructure as a service...

Outsourcing of Vital IT Tasks to Grow in 2013

Outsourcing of Vital IT Tasks to Grow in 2013

In 2013, roughly one third of businesses will increase their IT outsourcing budgets. Chief Information Officers and CEOs, from small businesses to large enterprises, are planning to up their spending on the outsourcing of web/e-commerce platforms, application...

Keep Your Developers Developing!

Keep Your Developers Developing!

Software companies often choose to rollout new products by having their developers work directly with beta test customers.  But is this really a good idea? Not really, but let's understand why not, and then consider a couple of best practices if you just have to do it...

Accessing Enterprise Applications from Windows 8 RT

Accessing Enterprise Applications from Windows 8 RT

In a recent post, I spent a few minutes with Windows 8 and Office 2013 using a Dell Latitude ST -- and in my excitement over the launch of a new Microsoft tablet, I purchased a Microsoft Surface running Windows 8 RT hoping to see how it performs in an...