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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...

Test Management in Windchill RV&S (PTC Integrity)

The importance of test management, especially in highly-regulated industries, cannot be overstated. Efficient management of testing requirements leads to safer products, effective production, and satisfied customers. The PTC Windchill Requirements Validation &...
Speed up your Website with Limelight

Speed up your Website with Limelight

Today’s clients are global -- and today’s content is rich. Without adapting to the use of modern tools, dynamic content can slow down the performance of your website, frustrating your potential customers. The problems of hosting international sites are well known:...

Dropbox: Do Everything!

Dropbox: Do Everything!

I will assume that everyone reading this is familiar with Dropbox -- my favorite program ever -- but I would like to highlight some newer features and espouse the virtues of this program in case anyone is still living in 2007. Dropbox acts as a shared folder between...

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...

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...

Remember Everything with Evernote!

Remember Everything with Evernote!

Evernote has changed my life for the better since I first tried it out a month ago.  I have spent much of my life wishing I could keep a little notebook on me at all times to record odd bits of information that I think I might like to remember.  Little things.  When...

Seven Attitude Hacks for Better IT Service

Seven Attitude Hacks for Better IT Service

Attitudes are important things -- they are the lens through which we filter everything life throws at us, and they can either be the secret to our success or our undoing. We've all heard the stereotype that says IT professionals have bad attitudes, and maybe your own...

To SSD or not to SSD

To SSD or not to SSD

What is an SSD? The term SSD (Solid State Drive), can refer to any drive that uses solid state components to store information, or more to the point - has no moving parts.  When we hear terms like 'Flash Drive' or 'Thumb Drive', we typically don't think SSD, but...

A Brief History of Automated Builds

A Brief History of Automated Builds

Almost every programming book starts with an example of a small program which can be compiled from the command line using a simple call to the compiler with maybe a few flags. Known as “Hello World”, the few lines of code needed to output the text is almost universal....