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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 Monitoring and...

How to Create Easy Engineering Design Automation Fixes

In one of our recent articles, we highlighted opportunities for automation, specifically for MCAD (mechanical computer-aided design) and PDM (product data management) activities in your organization. In this next installment, we hope to provide you with other examples...
Automating Every Window Application with Macros

Automating Every Window Application with Macros

It’s pretty awful to have repetitive tasks occupy the majority of our days. Our team always employs methods of decreasing “boring” overhead; often, this is done through Application implementations and Process Workflow changes. When there’s no other way, you can...

PLM: Automate your Product Development Compliance Process

PLM: Automate your Product Development Compliance Process

Developing new and innovative products is essential for companies to survive and thrive -- however safety can never take a backseat to innovation. That is why many companies, like those in the Medical Devices, Aeronautics and Automotive industries, have strict...

Top 3 Engineering Outsourcing Trends of 2013 from Industry Experts

Top 3 Engineering Outsourcing Trends of 2013 from Industry Experts

Predictions are hard to make in any area of life, however short term forecasting is not impossible. Ask a meteorologist for the weather in the next twenty-four hours and you will get a fairly accurate prediction. Ask for the outlook over the next 30 days and you will...

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...

Outsourcing is the Best Way to Stay Flexible, Even Elastic!

Outsourcing is the Best Way to Stay Flexible, Even Elastic!

The technology industry loves buzzwords. The decade of the '80s was all about synergy and paradigm shifts. In the '90s, it was the web and the Internet. The turn of the century brought talk about virtualization and social media. Today it's all about the cloud. Of...

Improve your build, test and deployment with ElectricCommander

Improve your build, test and deployment with ElectricCommander

Repeatability is a intuitive aspect of daily life. If you throw a ball up, it must come down. If you throw it twenty times, the same thing will happen, up and then down. When repeatability doesn't occur we get anxious. Repeatability is equally an essential quality in...