Something odd happened during Selectica’s roll-up strategy. Usually when a technology vendor acquires a number of providers at relatively low valuations, its focus tends to be on financially engineering the various SaaS, maintenance, upsell and other income schemes from the assets. But in Selectica’s case, the acquired became the basis of the company, in a manner in which the sum of the assets became an entirely different equation that it likely even bargained for before getting into the activity in the first place. But sometimes the uncertainty of post-merger integrations can lead to an outcome that benefits all parties involved (including customers) in ways that would be difficult to have imagined going into the process.
Functionality, cost effectiveness and efficiency drive your firm. Apply those standards to sharing large files if you want to beat competitors who use standard, less professional file-sharing tools with clients. Read this e-book to discover how you and your firm can:
Avoid the unreliability and time-consuming limitations of FTP and email. Stop breaking up files and start tracking their status. Increase the speed of transferring proposals, specs and more without sacrificing security.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Jul 17, 2017
As a consumer, it’s more than likely that you own at least one item made by Jabil. Headquartered in the U.S., Jabil is one of the world’s most technically advanced manufacturing solutions providers, working with most major consumer brands across more than 100 facilities in 28 countries. Keeping its customers competitive requires Jabil to stay on the cutting edge of engineering, prototyping, and manufacturing.
Producing parts on a 3D printer that meet or exceed traditional manufacturing’s cost, quality, and speed gives Jabil’s customers a new edge in the ultra-competitive consumer products market—a benefit that’s especially important to Dulchinos.
Published By: HP Inc.
Published Date: Apr 11, 2018
HP scientists had a bright idea. If they could modify materials to absorb infrared light – the light we can’t see – they could successfully fuse color to that material. It’s a story of how HP “cracked the code” in 3D color printing by drawing upon deep experience in the science of ink. Read this innovation story to why HP Jet Fusion 300/500 3D printers make it possible to produce engineering-grade functional parts faster and more affordably.
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Published By: Sauce Labs
Published Date: May 30, 2018
In an age where your users demand no-fail experience, continuous testing has become a mission critical component for engineering teams of all sizes. However, while this topic was once discussed at lower levels, the conversation has made it all the way to the C-suite. No matter your industry, if your team isn’t thinking about testing at a high level, then there is a chance that you are missing out on revenue due to flawed app functionality, delayed releases and slowed innovation. It is important to understand the business benefits of continuous testing and automation to avoid these outcomes, and make the changes necessary to set your applications up for success.
There is a significant gap between how manufacturing companies value specific aspects of their project execution and how they judge their performance. Better education in project management methodologies and standalone software tools alone will limit a company’s ability to perform at its highest level. A study by Engineering.com found that a web-based Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solution is the best way for a company to fully achieve its best practices.
This white paper shares how a PLM solution with embedded project management can uniquely provide:
• Full alignment between projects and the product portfolio
• Coordination of a project’s schedule, resources and scope
• Automatic real-time status updates of project tasks
• Mitigation of project risks based upon real-time assessment of product development
Benefit from the unique value provided by PLM systems with embedded project management.
There is a large gap between understanding how important project management is to a successful product launch and how effective a company may be with its actual execution. John Hayes, CEO of Engineering.com, and Jon Gable, former Strategic Planning Director for Dassault Systèmes , team up to bring you a webinar on product development and project management tools.
This webinar covers:
• Research report findings from 140 product development professionals
• Analysis of how product development issues can be addressed
• Web-based project management for product development
Gain insight into the latest thinking on project management for product development and how project management issues can impact business at the highest level.
Jim Brown, President of Tech-Clarity, explores how fast growing, midsized, High-Tech manufacturing companies can accelerate their time-to-market by streamlining their engineering and business processes on a unified platform.
Watch the 20-min webinar and learn:
• How a unified platform accelerates collaboration between all stakeholders of product development
• How the principle of ‘invisible governance’ helps engineering teams save time on unnecessary reporting and administration
• How online collaboration helps build customer intimacy and validate product ideas early and effectively
• How modern, secure social collaboration platforms can smoothly transition to structured product development
Nous avons interrogé 300 cadres français. Les répondants provenaient d’un large éventail de secteurs, de toutes les tranches d’âge et représentaient un ensemble diversifié de fonctions, allant de l’ingénierie aux ressources humaines, en passant par la fabrication et la commercialisation.
Many papers on the topic of advanced persistent threats (APTs) begin with ominous references to the changing threat landscape and stories of how highly sophisticated cyber attacks are becoming more prevalent. That can be misleading. The majority of attacks today still use many techniques that have been around for years—social engineering, phishing emails, backdoor exploits and drive-by downloads, to name the biggest ones.
Such attacks are neither advanced nor particularly sophisticated when broken down into their individual components and often rely on the weakest link in any organization—the user. However, the way in which hackers use combinations of techniques and the persistent behavior of the attackers is something that does set APTs apart from other attempts to compromise security.
This paper is designed to give you an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and what kind of protection is available to help reduce the risk of an attack.
By unlocking engineering knowledge with IBM Rational solutions, organizations can deliver fast, easy access to engineering information - across multiple disciplines - so engineers can make the right decisions at the right time to speed development, improve quality and advance innovation.
- What continuous engineering is
- How to continuously improve complex product designs
- How to anticipate and respond to markets and clients
- How to get the most out of your engineering resources
- What systems engineering is
- How systems engineering can help you develop smart, connected products
- How to expedite time-to-market, ensure business agility, and deliver high-quality smart products
A&D manufacturers and their suppliers now depend more than ever on global supply chains. As they reach across time zones, languages and cultures, supply chains have to work around challenges that build up costs and drag down production schedules. Communication between distributed engineering and production centers can be labored and error-prone. These problems are often compounded by repetitive programming, incomplete simulations, time-intensive production methods, and concern that the shop floor may not be working with current data. Ideally, global companies should be able to design products at any location and produce them at selected sites, with all stakeholders from design to the shop floor working concurrently from a single unique global data source.
Understand how manufacturing companies can deliver machined parts faster and increase revenue by reducing costs – despite operating globally across time zones and cultures.
This spotlight report examines:
• How Manufacturing Operations Management (MOM) or Manufacturing Execution Systems (MES) are key enablers of data management and Digital Transformation. Companies can combine many other opportunities with manufacturing operations in a digital journey.
• Product lifecycle management (PLM) as a high-value discipline to pair with MOM in discrete manufacturing, and the value of digital continuity across engineering, manufacturing operations, and supply chain.
• A robust integration of MOM and PLM technologies and the advent of the Digital Twin (a virtual copy of the product and how it's made) to demonstrate maturity in Smart Manufacturing and the ability to make smart products in smart factories.
The IIoT has opened up a world of opportunity for manufacturers. Take advantage of it.
Published By: Polycom
Published Date: Mar 12, 2018
Learn how one organization with Polycom voice devices and Microsoft Office 365 realized a 109% risk-adjusted ROI and benefits of $1.6M over three years.
By deploying Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365, an engineering firm was able to realize:
$1.6M in total risk-adjusted benefits
$1M in incremental revenue with more billable hours
$537k in improved productivity
$74k in phone purchase and installation cost savings
$14k in employee relocation cost savings
Learn more about the business benefits and cost savings attributed to Polycom voice solutions for Microsoft Office 365.
The Total Economic Impact Of Polycom Solutions For Microsoft Office 365, a commissioned September 2016 study conducted by Forrester Consulting on behalf of Polycom and Microsoft.
Adobe wanted to enable creativity in their customers and allow them to be mobile and function in the cloud. Recognizing that identify was key to making this work they leveraged Okta to create a simple and secure customer experience. Download this white paper to learn more about how Adobe found a way to bring IT and engineering together and overcome identify concerns.
Published By: Datastax
Published Date: Aug 23, 2017
Kenzan, a software engineering firm that specializes in building scalable, data-driven solutions, often leverages DataStax Enterprise (DSE) for customers that have high expectations for both performance and value. That means making careful, informed choices when designing the cloud infrastructure that applications run on.
Controlling costs is always a priority for businesses that rely on AWS for running DSE. With AWS, it can be tempting to solve performance issues simply by adding more resources until the problem goes away. However, this “solution” results in increased costs which quickly add up over time.
In this white paper, Kenzan and DataStax identify some of the key factors to consider when building out infrastructure on AWS, outlining practical steps you can take to optimize performance with DSE on AWS while keeping costs in check.
As fraudsters grow in sophistication and
experience, they often aren’t acting
alone. Syndicated crime rings are big
business around the world. In the fraud
economy, different fraudsters specialize
in different aspects of the attack, from
gathering data and creating profiles of
targeted victims, to socially engineering
call center agents, to creating tools like
robotic dialers. These fraudsters might
work alone, selling their skills on the
black market. In other cases, fraudsters
are running entire call centers overseas
dedicated to executing attacks.
Published By: CyrusOne
Published Date: Jul 05, 2016
In June 2016, CyrusOne completed the Sterling II data center at its Northern Virginia campus. A custom facility featuring 220,000 square feet of space and 30 MW of power, Sterling II was built from the ground up and completed in only six months, shattering all previous data center construction records. The Sterling II facility represents a new standard in the building of enterpriselevel data centers, and confirms that CyrusOne can use the streamlined engineering elements and methods used to build Sterling II to build customized, quality data centers anywhere in the continental United States, with a similarly rapid time to completion.
Cisco Helped to Deploy the World’s Largest 802.11ac Wave 2 Wireless Network for China University of Geosciences.
China University of Geosciences at Wuhan is one of the country’s leading universities and a national key university directly under the Ministry of Education. Focusing on earth science, the university has national level-1 disciplines in geology, geological resources and geological engineering.
in science and technology and a leader in applications instruction. Six years ago the university built a wireless network based on 802.11a/b/g—becoming the first university in Wuhan to deploy this type of wireless network—and has become one of the leaders among Chinese universities when it comes to wireless network development.
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