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Maximizing Continuous Delivery with CloudBees

Over the last 5 years, the number of companies that utilize the practices of Continuous Delivery (CD) soared. In fact, a 2014 white paper from Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) revealed more than 70% of companies utilize various CD practices! Though EMA published...

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...
Unix 101: Utilize the “Screen” Command

Unix 101: Utilize the “Screen” Command

In my previous post, I highlighted 5 great commands to improve administering your Unix machines within your infrastructure. The very first command I mentioned was screen, which allows you to run multiple pseudo-terminal "windows" within one shell session. Screen also...

How To Leverage Jira as a Service Desk

How To Leverage Jira as a Service Desk

Many of you are undoubtedly familiar with using Jira as an issue tracker. But for those of you who have been juggling issue tracking and meeting SLA requirements -- and for those of you who had the recently acquired VertygoSLA addon -- this article may be useful...

Ultrabooks Place in the Workplace

Ultrabooks Place in the Workplace

Ultraportable laptops and Ultrabooks have become the new machines to have. They are smaller, thinner, and lighter making them the preferred choice for most engineering and IT professionals over the older clunkier notebook workstations. Even before the push by Intel...

5 Unix Commands You Might Not Be Using (But Should Be!)

5 Unix Commands You Might Not Be Using (But Should Be!)

Pretty much every day I do some system administration on one of our many Linux servers that we support as part of our managed IT services. It occurred to me that I use a bunch of utilities and tools within Linux to make my job easier and wanted to share my top 5 Unix...

Agile Development in Regulated Environments Part 2: Key Practices

Agile Development in Regulated Environments Part 2: Key Practices

In Agile Development in Regulated Environments -- Part 1: Yes, it can work, I covered the common misconceptions about Agile Software Development -- specifically in highly-regulated industries like medical device. The common myth that regulators would not accept Agile...

Engineering and IT Professionals: Take a Break!

Engineering and IT Professionals: Take a Break!

It's easy to get caught up the task at hand -- more so if its something you find interesting. But over the years, more and more papers are being published on the hazards of non-stop work, from eye strain to carpal tunnel, there are countless pitfalls to sitting in...

Declutter your multi-computer desktop with ‘Mouse without Borders’

Declutter your multi-computer desktop with ‘Mouse without Borders’

For the everyday user with a laptop or desktop, this article may not apply. And for those of you who have no need to have more than one PC on your desk -- kudos! But from time to time, its necessary to have several PC's on your desk at the same time -- especially...