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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 &...

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...
Outsource Your System Administration to Set Your Engineers Free

Outsource Your System Administration to Set Your Engineers Free

The inquisitive nature of engineers, which makes them so good at designing, developing and building products, can also lead them to become distracted by other “interesting things” like managing the very systems and tools that allow them to do their engineering....

Incorporating Accessibility Into Your Software Engineering Projects

Incorporating Accessibility Into Your Software Engineering Projects

Are you missing out on reaching 25% of the US population with your current software engineering project? Maybe the elderly, at 13% of the population, aren't part of your target market, or maybe it's the 12% of the US population who are disabled that you aren't...

Distinguishing Between Virtual Teams and IT Outsourcing

Distinguishing Between Virtual Teams and IT Outsourcing

One of the benefits of an IT outsourcing partnership is that it can offer companies the option of working with virtual teams who can help support different types of IT and business operations, regardless of the locations of the workers. Teams and team members who work...

FlexPOD for Infrastructure as a Service

FlexPOD for Infrastructure as a Service

The other day, I went to a presentation of FlexPOD and was impressed.   FlexPOD is a collaboration of efforts from Cisco, VMWare, and NetApp.   What it offers is a highly flexible framework to grow IT datacenters they are calling Infrastructure as a service (IIAS). If...

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...

Four Unavoidable Reasons To Take IT Out of Corporate IT

Four Unavoidable Reasons To Take IT Out of Corporate IT

In the world of IT, solutions become problems with alarming regularity.  The new software of today is the upgrade nightmare of tomorrow.  The policies that solved problems create new ones years later. The corporate IT departments that we look to for solutions are...

What Happened to Google Wave? A Look at Collaboration Alternatives

What Happened to Google Wave? A Look at Collaboration Alternatives

Two years ago, Google announced a new product: Wave. Their (and I use the term loosely, since all new Google products seem to come from the same giant, faceless Googleplex) original goal was to unify messaging – have you thought about how many tools you use to...

In The Trenches: A Look At The Benefits of IT Outsourcing

In The Trenches: A Look At The Benefits of IT Outsourcing

IT outsourcing has become prominent in nearly every area of the economy -- to the point that its benefits are taken for granted.  We're aware of the saving of money, of cloud technology providing cost effective high availability infrastructure, and so forth.  The...

Enterprise Backup – Using Bacula to save time and money!

Enterprise Backup – Using Bacula to save time and money!

One of the main areas SPK focuses on for our clients is backups. I won’t go into a long lecture about why backups are mission-critical for your business because you already know they are. Even the standard backup schemes, such as Grandfather-Father-Son, have been...