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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 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,...
Installing and Configuring Rational 8.1.1 RLKS and LKAD

Installing and Configuring Rational 8.1.1 RLKS and LKAD

This week’s posting deals with Rational licensing on the Windows platform. We are going to have a look at setting up a Windows Rational license server and how to configure it. It also turns out that with the arrival of Rational 7.1.2, a new version of the license...

Creating IBM Rational 7.0.x Patch Install Areas

Creating IBM Rational 7.0.x Patch Install Areas

This week we take up the topic of creating IBM Rational patch install areas for pre-7.1 versions. As we have discussed in previous weeks, there are a number of tools in Rational 7.1 and beyond that introduce much automation into patch management. However, there are...

Using Rational Response Files to Install ClearCase and ClearQuest

Using Rational Response Files to Install ClearCase and ClearQuest

This week we continue on the topic of installing using IBM Installation Manager.  But with a bit of a difference.  Instead of bringing up the IM install GUI and using it to conduct the installation, we will take a step toward greater installation automation and create...

Using IBM Rational Packaging Utility

Using IBM Rational Packaging Utility

In this post, we talk about how to use IBM Rational Packaging Utility along with Installation Manager to first create an installation package containing multiple products (in this case ClearCase and ClearQuest 7.1.2, and License Key Administrator 8.1.1). Then we will...

CAPA:  A Review of 21 C.F.R. §820.100 and FDA Warning Letter Trends

CAPA: A Review of 21 C.F.R. §820.100 and FDA Warning Letter Trends

SPK and Associates routinely review warning letters to help our clients stay in step with FDA trends.   One of the problem areas most often cited in company audits continue to be the CAPA system/program.   This month we will take a look at some of the latest FDA...