Archives for May, 2018.

Podcast: Hybrid Cloud and the Industrial IoT Can Up Your SMB’s R&D Game

By SPK Blogging Team | Published May 23rd, 2018

Industrial Internet of Things

Webinar: Preventative Maintenance for Cooling Tower Systems

By Courtney Marshall | Published May 16th, 2018
Webinar: Preventative Maintenance for Cooling Tower Systems Cooling tower maintenance is a crucial part of facility maintenance. A poorly maintained cooling tower can have a negative impact on public health, overall system efficiency and operational costs. In order to provide education on this important topic, Goodway Technologies is hosting a free webinar discussing the impact of neglecting cooling towers and providing tips […]

The 12 Principles Behind the Agile Manifesto: Principle Number Four – Organizational Cohesion

By David Hubbell | Published May 15th, 2018

The fourth principle behind the Agile Manifesto reads: "Business people and developers must work together daily throughout the project."In this discussion of the 12 principles behind the Agile Manifesto, we will address organizational cohesion. Since Agile is closely associated with software development, it can be easy to forget development takes place in the context of the whole business entity. Agile’s concern is not just for development teams, but rather the entire business of producing software.

Infographic-Cooling Tower Maintenance: How Do You Compare?

By Courtney Marshall | Published May 14th, 2018
Infographic-Cooling Tower Maintenance: How Do You Compare? A healthy cooling tower is essential for the health of your personnel and the public, as well as the longevity and efficiency of your equipment. Wonder how you compare to other facility managers and personnel when it comes to cooling tower maintenance? Download our infographic to find out! Download Infographic  

Podcast: How Secure are AWS and Azure Cloud Solutions?

By SPK Blogging Team | Published May 10th, 2018

Hybrid cloud brings you the best of on-premises and cloud-based infrastructure. But how does it stack up in terms of security and compliance? Two of the biggest vendors in the cloud space, Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure, have kept pace with one another in terms of compliance with HIPAA and FIPS. Listen to SPK’s own, Chris McHale, CEO and Co-Founder, and Mike Solinap, Cloud Practice Manager’s podcast below comparing security and compliance capabilities of Azure and AWS. 

The 12 principles Behind the Agile Manifesto: Principle Number Three – Deliver Frequently

By David Hubbell | Published May 3rd, 2018

Today’s Agile principle revolves around deriving maximum value from your development effort. This is principle three in our twelve-part series discussing the core ideas behind the Agile Manifesto:

How to Quantify Sales Revenue Lost Due to Late Product Launches

By SPK Blogging Team | Published May 1st, 2018

Cost of Delayed Time to MarketYour engineering team’s product launch date just slipped a week. Should you spend $20K on an outside engineering service to get back on schedule? The CEO and Founder of Viozel, Roddi Simpson, recently published a “Cost of Delayed Time to Market” calculator that quantifies the sales revenue you’d forever lose by delaying the product launch a week.

A Primer on the Complexity of Different Scale Deposits

By GoodwayEditor | Published May 1st, 2018
Complexity of HVAC Scale Deposits Last week, Tim Fregeau, Goodway’s Director of Sales, Liquid Solutions Division, hosted a webinar titled  “Scale: Why You Have It, What It Does and How to Descale Safely and Effectively“. During the presentation, Tim discussed the importance of knowing what type of scale you have. Due to the complex nature of many scale deposits, it […]