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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?

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...
How to Avoid the Top 5 Hybrid Cloud Pitfalls

How to Avoid the Top 5 Hybrid Cloud Pitfalls

If you’re like many engineering managers, IT infrastructure may not be your favorite topic. You think about it when absolutely necessary, but often neglect it or place it behind other capital investments. What's more, there's a good chance your current IT solutions...

How to Increase Uptime of Your Engineering Systems

How to Increase Uptime of Your Engineering Systems

Picture this: all your engineering applications run slow, or worse, continue to shut down. Yet, the IT team reports no alerts within the remote monitoring and management systems despite the problem.  What is the root cause and how do you fix it?  Remote Monitoring and...

Problems that Engineers in Regulated Industries Face

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)

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...

How to Maximize Engineering Design Automation for CAD/PDM

How to Maximize Engineering Design Automation for CAD/PDM

In recent years, interest in engineering design automation across multiple industries skyrocketed, especially due to the high return on investment (ROI). Relieving your engineers from tedious, error-prone tasks and directing them toward automation presents a fantastic...

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...

SPK Wins 2020 Managed Service Provider Award

SPK Wins 2020 Managed Service Provider Award

We are thrilled to announce that SPK and Associates won the Channel Futures / Channel Partners 2020 Managed Service Provider (MSP) 501 Award for a second consecutive year! This prestigious award is widely viewed as the most comprehensive global survey of Information...

Flexible Continuous Integration Pipelines With CD

Flexible Continuous Integration Pipelines With CD

What is a Continuous Integration Pipeline? The purpose of a continuous integration pipeline is to allow teams to constantly integrate and build software updates in order to quicken release cycles, lower costs, and reduce risks. In a simple implementation of a...