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3 Ways Your PDM isn’t rolled out properly

3 Ways Your PDM isn’t rolled out properly

In this webinar, SPK and Associates co-founder Chris McHale is joined by Edwin Chung to discuss Engineering Ops.  We define Engineering Operations as all of the actionable work that takes place in order for your product teams to engineer your product.  And we believe...

Optimal Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 3)

Optimal Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 3)

November, 2021 As I noted in “Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 1” and “Continuous Integration Best Practices—Part 2,” there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration. In the previous articles, we covered the first six. In this...

Creating a CI System

Creating a CI System

...Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 2) As I noted in Optimal Continuous Integration Best Practices (Part 1), there are 10 best practice principles associated with Continuous Integration.  In Part 1, we looked at the first three. For Part 2, we pick up...

Accelerating Product Releases with Business Process Automation

Accelerating Product Releases with Business Process Automation

The beauty of business process automation How often have we entered the same information into two different systems and wondered, “Why do I have to waste my time doing this?”  These are computers, aren’t they?  Shouldn’t this information flow where it needs...

Optimal Continuous Integration Practices (Part 1)

Optimal Continuous Integration Practices (Part 1)

Continuous Integration (CI) is a critical piece of any company’s software development practices, and usually the first effort on the road to DevOps. Within optimal continuous integration practices, engineers submit and test new developments against the main body of...

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...

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...

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...

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...