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PDM/PLM-Product Data and Lifecycle Management

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

Executive Summary In 2020, public and private cloud-based solutions like Amazon Web Services surpassed traditional data centers in terms of overall spending. In 2017, nearly two thirds of spending went toward private cloud solutions. Cloud usage exploded in 2017, to...

How Hybrid Cloud Can Turbo Charge Your Manufacturing Enterprise

Executive Summary That’s the year 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. Cloud usage exploded in 2017, to the tune...
The Difference Between Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

The Difference Between Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery

If you've spent any significant amount of time in the world of DevOps and Agile software development practices, you've likely encountered the terms Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Delivery (CD). For several years, I've had these terms thrown around me...

Integrity to Windchill Integration: A Product Demo

Integrity to Windchill Integration: A Product Demo

In a previous blog article I discussed, at a high level, the Integrity to Windchill integration for PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager. Now that we have seen some of the context of how the Integration is supposed to work, I thought it would be a good idea to actually...

New Podcast: Talking Beyond PLM with PLM Expert Oleg Shilovitsky

New Podcast: Talking Beyond PLM with PLM Expert Oleg Shilovitsky

SPK and Associates co-founder Chris McHale previously spoke with PLM expert Oleg Shilovitsky, founder of BeyondPLM.com, to get his top three product lifecycle management (PLM) predictions for 2015. Now they are teaming up monthly to discuss relevant industry items...

Electric Commander: Performance Comparison Between ectool and ec-perl

Electric Commander: Performance Comparison Between ectool and ec-perl

Prior to version 5.2, Electric Commander has offered two primary ways to access the API for scripting purposes: ectool and ec-perl. Both allow users to accomplish virtually any task within Commander, but it’s important to note there is a significant performance...

3 Top Trends in Product Lifecycle Engineering Tools

3 Top Trends in Product Lifecycle Engineering Tools

Overview In 2015, SPK and Associates co-founder Chris McHale spoke with Peter Thorne, Director at Cambashi, a Cambridge, England-based independent industry analyst firm. With his over 30 years of experience as a software engineer user, vendor, and now analyst, Peter’s...

Top 3 PLM Predictions for 2015

Top 3 PLM Predictions for 2015

SPK and Associates co-founder Chris McHale recently spoke with PLM expert Oleg Shilovitsky, founder of BeyondPLM.com, to get his top three product lifecycle management (PLM) predictions for 2015. 1. PLM vendors will encounter greater complexity when delivering cloud...