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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...

Efficient Reporting in Windchill RV&S (PTC Integrity)

As explored in one of our previous articles, tracking metrics is a crucial component of a successful development system. But how can you leverage those metrics further? The solution is quite simple: with the trace reporting function available in Windchill...
How Bug Analysis Improves Software Engineering Postmortems.

How Bug Analysis Improves Software Engineering Postmortems.

Your project has released! Maybe this was the first version or iteration, or maybe it was the 10th. However, being an attentive software engineer, you're not done yet. Now it's time for the postmortem. So, you have your standard “what went right” and “what went wrong”...

Top 5 Reasons to Conduct an IT Outsourcing Re-Evaluation

Top 5 Reasons to Conduct an IT Outsourcing Re-Evaluation

IT outsourcing contracts, as noted in a recent blog post, should be treated as living documents -- continuously evaluated, refined, and optimized over time. Not only do business conditions continually change, but it’s also important for outsourcing customers to...

Continuous Builds – A Customer Experience

Continuous Builds – A Customer Experience

Software Development Lifecycle (SDLC): In our last article we discussed speeding up your build by leveraging tools such as Electric Accelerator. In this article we will discuss the process of Continuous Integration (CI) along with a customer experience utilizing...

Five Reasons To Use Application Management Services

Five Reasons To Use Application Management Services

Application management services sounds intriguing; have a company host and run your applications, and separate your business from your infrastructure.  Anyone who's dealt with the stress of IT planning and purchasing understands the temptation to use application...

How to Install Software Packages Using Ninite

How to Install Software Packages Using Ninite

This week we want to have a look at a useful website that enables us to quickly and accurately install any of a large number of useful software packages. The website, www.ninite.com, presents a large number of current freeware packages, along with trial versions of a...

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...

Leveraging Netapp’s Deduplication Feature

Leveraging Netapp’s Deduplication Feature

We recently obtained the necessary licenses required to enable one of our clients' FAS2050 filers for deduplication.  Currently, deduplication is offered by Netapp for free.  You simply need to get in touch with your reseller and request both ASIS licenses...

One-click Installer for PADS Flow 9.3 and Update1

One-click Installer for PADS Flow 9.3 and Update1

Everyone loves a one-click installer, but setting this up can be a headache, especially when a company changes the way this is done. You can setup your installation script to install both PADS9.3 and PADS9.3_update1 with a double-click of the mouse! Here are the first...