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The Power of the Cloud – Med Device Company Boosts Operational Efficiency and Customer Satisfaction

BackgroundA diversified medical device company has a leading position in the global endoscopy device space. In this market, the company generates growth and differentiates its products primarily through incremental innovations and investment in research and...

Leading Medical Device Company Achieves Major Efficiency Boost by Utilizing SPK’s SolidWorks CSV Expertise

Background Apublicly traded medical device manufacturer with 33,000 employees and several international locations approached SPK and Associates for assistance in streamlining their validation processes. The validation process took months, but the customer wanted...
The Project Management Skills Gap

The Project Management Skills Gap

When it comes to product innovation and project development, the role of the project manager cannot be underestimated. That's why it's important to take an objective look at the skills and resources available in your organization and determine if a skills gap exists...

Avoid Fatal Product Design Flaws with QA

Avoid Fatal Product Design Flaws with QA

The difference between quality assurance (QA) and testing is often misunderstood. In fact, the terms are frequently used interchangeably. However, testing is actually just one part of QA. Quality assurance, on the other hand, covers a larger, more holistic part of the...

Deploying IPv6 on a Cisco IOS router with a Tunnel Broker

Deploying IPv6 on a Cisco IOS router with a Tunnel Broker

The time has finally come! Just a few days ago, major internet companies participated in IPv6 Launch Day – meaning from this point forward, they will be running their production systems and making their services available to you via the IPv6 in addition to IPv4....

LinkedIn Password Database Leaked!

LinkedIn Password Database Leaked!

LinkedIn, the social network for professionals, has reported that its user database has been hacked and the encrypted passwords of 6+ million users have been stolen. Even though the password database was encrypted, users with weak passwords could be exposed with...

How a Disaster Turned out to be an Opportunity

How a Disaster Turned out to be an Opportunity

This post started out as a discussion of how Clonezilla made my life easy and Acronis made my life hard, but it quickly morphed into something different and more personal. Hopefully someone can take away from this that disasters can be quite bad when they happen, but they can also set you on a path you didn’t expect that may end up being wonderful.

SDLC Basics: The Vision Statement

SDLC Basics: The Vision Statement

In the Beginning In the beginning, there was an idea. The idea took shape and became a project. The project became an application and the application got used. Or maybe it didn't get used. Maybe it was completely the wrong application for the business. Or maybe it was...