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eBook: Solving the Top PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager Struggles

Executive Summary Over the past few years at SPK, we published many articles on PTC Integrity Lifecycle Manager topics. Our intention was to provide real, hands-on help for PTC Integrity users and managers. We asked ourselves the question: “What are some of the most...

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...
How to Deal with Single Points of Failure: People

How to Deal with Single Points of Failure: People

There are things in every system that if they fail will cause the entire system to be crippled. These single points of failure can be hardware based, software based or even people based. If a problem occurs in these sensitive areas then an entire business can grind to...

Adapting Application Lifecycle Management to DevOps

Adapting Application Lifecycle Management to DevOps

Does the new trend towards DevOps threaten the integrity of Application Lifecycle Management (ALM)? The very nature of DevOps, which bridges the gap between development and operations through increased communication and continuous development cycles, would at first...

Where Does ALM fit into the World of PLM?

Where Does ALM fit into the World of PLM?

Historically, Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) has its roots in mechanical and electrical engineering, specifically the automotive industry. Its use was pioneered to manage a product (for instance, a car) from inception and on through computer-aided design (CAD),...

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...

5 Tools You Can Use to Eliminate Malware From Your Machine

5 Tools You Can Use to Eliminate Malware From Your Machine

One of the more common requests I receive from users is that their computer is running slowly, or even worse, they're getting a popup saying that their machine is infected with a virus and Extreme AntiVirus 2013 can remove that virus for the low low cost of $39.95!...

How PLM Enables Innovation Without Risking Compliance

How PLM Enables Innovation Without Risking Compliance

As technology has advanced, it's become more complex -- and with complexity comes the issue of tracking and monitoring the different processes and their corresponding data. In non-critical applications, the extent of this reporting is often minimal. However, in...

10 Pitfalls That Can Impact VMWare Performance

10 Pitfalls That Can Impact VMWare Performance

Ensuring servers provide consistent performance is a primary goal for all infrastructure management services . A large portion of our servers are in a virtualized environment, and the additional complexity involved there can present some challenging performance...

Gain Greater Insight into Storage Device Operation with HD Tune

Gain Greater Insight into Storage Device Operation with HD Tune

This week we have a look at HD Tune, which analyzes and benchmarks storage devices.  HD Tune can be used on either hard disk drives (HDD) or solid state drives (SSD), which allows for comparisons between these different types of devices.  Here are some useful features...

Dropbox: Do Everything!

Dropbox: Do Everything!

I will assume that everyone reading this is familiar with Dropbox -- my favorite program ever -- but I would like to highlight some newer features and espouse the virtues of this program in case anyone is still living in 2007. Dropbox acts as a shared folder between...