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4 Advantages of SolidWorks Cloud PDM

Technology based companies rely on a growing suite of applications that digitally design, test, prototype and release new products. One such application is SolidWorks 3D CAD, and SolidWorks cloud PDM. These are extremely critical tools for the product lifecycle, and...

Improve your build/test/deployment with CloudBees CD (formerly Electric Cloud Flow)

Repeatability is an intuitive aspect of daily life. If you throw a ball up, it comes down. If you throw it up twenty times, the same thing will happen, up and then down twenty times. When repeatability doesn’t occur and it’s supposed to, we get anxious. ...
How to Restore Data Using Bacula

How to Restore Data Using Bacula

Imagine (if you dare) the worst case scenario with your company's data. Double disk drive failure, all data lost. You need to recover that data as fast as possible due to deadlines. You've been diligent about your backups using Bacula, but now they are going to be put...

Top 5 IT Infrastructure Posts of 2011 from SPK’s Blog

Top 5 IT Infrastructure Posts of 2011 from SPK’s Blog

Today, we're bringing you a rewind of the most popular IT Infrastructure posts of 2011. Enjoy these favorites from our blog as this year winds down. Number 5 - Solve 100 Problems with a Bootable USB Flash Drive What everyday device can be used for troubleshooting 100...

Server Room Cooling Plan

Server Room Cooling Plan

With today's computers, cooling is critical.  When moving to a new site, it's necessary to ensure the new server room will meet your needs prior to move-in.   Using some quick estimation techniques, there's ways to ensure the needed power for your servers. Here's a...

Two Ways IT Outsourcing Can Unleash Innovation

Two Ways IT Outsourcing Can Unleash Innovation

One of the most frequently cited windfalls of IT outsourcing is the level of autonomy that’s created for internal IT staff who are able to devote more time and energy to pursuits aimed at benefiting the business. This includes innovative approaches to applying...

Redhat vs. Ubuntu in a Corporate Environment

Redhat vs. Ubuntu in a Corporate Environment

Picking a linux distribution can be an extremely daunting task.  Wikipedia lists at least several hundred of them, although many of them are targeted for very specific hardware architectures or embedded devices.  In the PC world, there are still a ton to...

3 Advantages of Purchasing a VMware Solution

3 Advantages of Purchasing a VMware Solution

Has your organization started integrating virtual infrastructure into your overall IT services plan? If not, a quote from Star Trek may be in order, "Resistance is futile." In today’s IT world, the likelihood that your organization is running some sort of...

Why Product Lifecycle Management is Critical for Success

Why Product Lifecycle Management is Critical for Success

It is said that we should learn from history, but too often product management fails to take the time to learn from the mistakes of others. Product lifecycle management (PLM) isn't new, in fact it has been around (in different forms and disguises) since people started...

Seven Windows System Maintenance Tools in One

Seven Windows System Maintenance Tools in One

This week we're going to talk about a system tool that's really multiple tools in one. I’m referring to CCleaner, which turns out to be a veritable Swiss Army knife of tools. Here is a short list of what's included in CCleaner: Reclaim space by deleting unneeded files...