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Improving Accessibility and Accuracy of Engineering Documents Via a Cloud-Based SolidWorks to MasterControl Connector

How SPK successfully improved a client’s engineering productivity and quality by creating a connected business system, leveraging separate, complementary platforms. Bridging TechnologiesMedical device manufacturing is a highly regulated industry. Even the slightest...

How Microsoft Azure Cloud Solutions Can Help Your Manufacturing Enterprise Maintain Its Competitive Edge

Executive Summary In 2020, public and private cloud-based solutions are set to surpass traditional data centers in terms of overall spending. In 2017, nearly two thirds of spending went toward private cloud solutions like Microsoft Azure. Cloud usage exploded in 2017,...
What’s New in Git 1.8.5.1

What’s New in Git 1.8.5.1

Call me weird, but for whatever reason I find version control really interesting and a crucial part of your build and release model. Maybe it's because it's saved my bacon a few times so I appreciate what it does, or maybe it's because it lets me see how my code has...

Automatic Processing of Content on SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Server

Automatic Processing of Content on SolidWorks Workgroup PDM Server

One of the powerful features of a full enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) system is being able to post process content uploaded to it. For example, adding a watermark, or changing a revision of a document automatically. The idea behind Solidworks Workgroup...

Configuring FTP services on a website

Configuring FTP services on a website

Every administrator runs into the FTP question eventually: Can we get FTP for our site?  Setting up FTP is relatively easy with a few concerns around security. Old FTP sites were prone to security holes and configurations that were difficult. With vsftpd, the host...

How to install and configure ntop for CentOS/RHEL 6

How to install and configure ntop for CentOS/RHEL 6

In my last blog post, I gave 5 reasons to use ntop (Network TOP) to monitor your company's network. The tool is actually very straightforward to install and configure for infrastructure management, but there are a few steps you'll need to do before you're monitoring...

A Quick Start Guide to Installing Ceph

A Quick Start Guide to Installing Ceph

This seems to be the age of “Big Data”. Every sector seems to have a need for it -- from biotechs doing genome sequencing, to financial providers mining market data. For many, the ability to store massive amounts of structured or unstructured data is the key to...

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...

Streamline Business Communication with Google Forms

Streamline Business Communication with Google Forms

Have you ever sent out an email with a bunch of important questions and received a reply that began with "my answers are in blue".  Have you then found yourself combing through your large email searching for those answers only to discover that your email provider...

Web Proxy Server Uses

Web Proxy Server Uses

With websites, it's important to have a consistent method to gate keep incoming connections. This is primarily to maintain security and ensure a common access point for all traffic. Web proxy servers allow channeling of traffic and proxy content from internal servers...

5 Reasons to Use ntop for Network Management

5 Reasons to Use ntop for Network Management

One of the most critical aspects of your network infrastructure is how well it's performing. The question that I often get asked as a provider of infrastructure services is, "Am I getting the most out of my local network and my internet bandwidth?" This is the one...