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Here’s why you should use Azure Cloud for your IoT Solutions

Digital transformation is reshaping the way how people, products, assets, data, and operations are connected to create an outcome for the customers and switch digital data into the customer experience. Digital technologies create new business opportunities across the globe and enable the evolution of enterprise, products and processes for valuable capabilities. The article describes the Internet of Things concept and shows how to use cloud infrastructure to take advantage of the digital transformation in business.

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What should you know about serverless computing?

Serverless cmputing still raises a lot of doubts, especially among those environments that are just starting to use cloud services or are just planning to migrate their systems to the cloud. We will try to answer the most important questions about this solution in this article.

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6 Common misconceptions about Scrum methodology

6 of the most common myths and misconceptions around Scrum so you can spot and avoid them.

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IoT Data Visualization

Internet of Things systems have one huge advantage – they can collect lots of data. Temperature, items produced, amount of remaining liquids, humidity, machine uptime, damaged products, vehicle routes, electricity used. Based on this, we can get even more value by calculating KPIs to indicate how close to perfect our system is. Going manually through an endless stream of numbers changing every couple of hours is impossible and inefficient. The simple solution is to visualize the data by using a carefully selected chart type, that will exponentially increase its value. In this article, I want to show you the benefits of good data visualization and explain how it can be applied in your solution.

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Coronavirus & production continuity – IoT & AR for…

The sudden epidemic of SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus and the COVID-19 disease has affected every sphere of the modern world. Caused by an epidemiological threat, the restriction of the flow of people, goods and services has already negatively affected the continuity of production processes in many industries, and each day this situation persists, without credible forecasts of a return to normality, will pull others into the spiral of detention threats.

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Scrum Guide 2020. TOP 5 changes and what should…

Scrum Guide – what has changed? 2020 November update With all the events that happened in 2020 worldwide it’s not difficult to miss…
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Horizontal Scalability in ThingWorx 9

Scalability in web applications has become crucial in the past years. An ever-growing number of devices and clients, connected to the Internet, makes it difficult to handle the traffic by a single server. Scalability is a characteristic of a system that tells if expanding the resources of a server(s) will make it run faster (or handle more load).

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What is DevOps as a service and how you…

DevOps is an innovative methodology that introduced a new quality of work on IT projects. It is based on the cooperation of autonomous areas: software engineering, system administration, and issues related to safety and quality. The result is a combination of developer competence (Dev), system management (Ops), and most importantly,  operating culture. The DevOps concept assumes close cooperation between the programming team and the operational team.

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Change Management in Windchill PDMLink – effective and easy…

Process of the product development consists of many steps that are often very complicated, time consuming and not well defined. It is common that companies are struggling to track the progress of the development and keep the documentation up to date. The main challenge that I would like to focus on is the continuous need to improve the product. Because we do not live in the perfect world the changes are unavoidable – whether it is just small fragment of the design that needs to be updated, the part you have been using so far is no longer available or you have to make sure that the product meets the requirements of the new markets.

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High Availability in IoT applications

Modern web applications that serve data and content to millions of users run in clustered environments. Dealing with a huge amount of connections at the same time requires many resources. That resources are CPU time and RAM. Each and every connection produces an additional load on the server. Having just one server would require a vast amount of resources and we already know that Moore's Law is no longer valid. That said we need multiple servers ready to respond to users’ requests. Web applications use HTTP(S) protocol which works in the request-response communication method. Upon user's request, the server will prepare the response and send it back. Every response needs to be processed by the server and that's the key factor in provisioning resources for the server - requests may be different, starting from simple static data like CSS or images to more demanding like requesting data from database, filtering or calculating certain data.

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9 reasons why you should use the cloud in…

According to "2019 State of the Cloud Report from Flexera" RightScale's report, 94% of companies use the cloud. It is no coincidence that so many enterprises are switching to cloud computing solutions. In this article, you will learn why it's such a popular concept, how your business will benefit from cloud adoption, and why those who don't use it yet are lagging behind the competition.

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Brand new capabilities in Windchill 12, the latest version…

Windchill is PTC’s flagship Product Lifecycle Management software, which has its latest version this year - WNC12. The long-announced premiere, scheduled for 2020, was questioned due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But PTC did not disappoint – on 9th June, at the fair in Boston, it announced the release of the latest version of its product lifecycle management (PLM) software. Windchill, which is considered a model example of an Enterprise Class System, has gained new functionalities. What is the potential of the latest, twelfth version of this program? We decided to analyze it for you.

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IoT Hub Connector for ThingWorx – Connecting ThingWorx Platform…

The ThingWorx IoT Hub Connector is the bridge that connects the ThingWorx platform to the Azure cloud (more specifically to Azure IoT Hub). It provides secure (certificate-based) communication, thanks to which we can use the enormous possibilities of cloud computing. It is also a very extensive, but generic solution.

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Jira Service Desk becomes Jira Service Management. New name,…

The year 2020, and especially its end, is the time of changes announced by the producer of Jira software. Recently, we have heard about the new licensing and support conditions for Atlassian Server products, and today (November 9, 2020), the company announced the rebranding of their Jira Service Desk. Apart from the new name – Jira Service Management, customers will receive a complex, comprehensive ticket management system. So far, Jira Service Desk has been enriched with many useful functionalities through add-ons. Now it will have them by default, which is a huge step towards meeting the needs of business customers.

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What you should know about Product Lifecycle Management in…

With Cloud technologies developing rapidly in recent years, so came the thought of using the Cloud for hosting various systems in it, from computationally demanding, through mission critical and more. Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) systems were no different and a large number of both PLM vendors and customers attempted to leverage benefits the Cloud brings to gain that competitive edge world’s best manufacturers always strive for.

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What is AIoT? Artificial Intelligence of Things in Industry…

Synergy, this is how you can define this natural combination of technologies that will significantly affect the appearance of the future of production. Recently, in addition to the Internet of Things (IoT), artificial intelligence (AI) is gaining more and more popularity. The connection of these two technological trends heralds a real revolution in industry 4.0.

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Jira Cloud vs Jira Server

What does Jira Cloud have that Jira Server doesn’t? What benefits does it offer, what functionalities are worth noting, and do both these hosting options imply the same way of accounting for maintenance? Here we present the most important differences between Jira Cloud and Jira Server. You should get to know them before making a decision on implementing or migrating your company’s software.

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Windchill PLM: OOTB, configuration or customization?

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) vendors promise their systems to be so great, they can be used by organizations from the get-go, revolutionizing how they define and manage their product data. However, that is the case only for those organizations who are willing to adapt their own internal standards and procedures for the sake of pre-implemented best practices within PLM systems.

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What’s new in ThingWorx 9.0?

This year's Liveworx, due to the global situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, has exceptionally been held only online. On the very first day it was announced that a new version of ThingWorx - the most popular platform maximizing the potential of the industrial Internet of Things - will be released for commercial use. According to the announcements of Joe Biron, CTO responsible for IoT technology at PTC, it is supposed to be faster, cheaper and more effective.

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Multi-CAD data management in a PLM environment

Computer Aided Design (CAD) techniques have been inseparable from the very dynamic development of industry for many years and their role is growing with every decade. What started as fairly simple systems that functioned basically as virtual drawing boards, has developed over time into packages of advanced IT tools. Although initially they could only be used by select research institutes and the largest and most developed corporations, CAD systems have gradually gained popularity, acquired new functionalities and became easier to use. However, the real revolution took place in the era of fast Internet and Industry 4.0, when CAD systems have dynamically transformed into sophisticated tools integrated with PDM and PLM systems. In addition to the ability to develop a complete 3D representation of a product in a virtual environment, they support virtually all other activities related to the broadly understood design, construction, digital prototyping and preparation of data for other stages of the product life cycle.

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BigPicture 8.0 – a new, better version of the…

BigPicture by SoftwarePlant, a new version of the project management and PMO development addendum in Jira, is coming. What changes will it bring? How can you prepare for them? I will answer these questions later in the text – please read on.

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How does Augmented Reality solve problems in the logistics…

Modern technologies are starting to affect literally every industry. Even though most activities related to Augmented Reality (AR) are in their infancy when it comes to industry, we know from our own experience that the first implementations are the most important ones. These very implementations make a lot more people aware of the benefits of using AR. This applies to the logistics industry as well, even though it might seem to be much less industrial. In practice, just like other industries, it focuses on quality and efficiency.

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8 key capabilities of the PTC Windchill 11 system…

The manufacturing sector is changing faster than ever. The increasing multifaceted nature of processes is associated with maintaining operational efficiency and high quality. The need for transparency and efficiency of operations is increasing and product innovations need to be implemented more and more quickly. Effective planning is the key to the business success of the organisation. In the Industry 4.0 era, IT technologies dedicated to product lifecycle management (PLM) have become even more helpful.

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Agility. All you need to know about the agile…

What actually is agile? How did it all start? What are the principles that characterise this working method, how does it differ from the traditional approach and how to manage projects in an effective (and agile) way? We present a set of information that every person associated with technology in any way should become familiar with. We hope you will find it valuable and recommendable. Feel free to comment or contact us if you have any specific questions

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How to start your journey with Azure and prepare…

The demand for Cloud specialists is dynamically growing. How to get a wide range of competences and quickly familiarize yourself with the subject of Cloud computing? Start with a solid foundation- the AZ-900 certificate.

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WCAG 2.1 – what should you pay attention to?

Imagine that you are a blind or visually impaired person and would like to log into your own bank account via a website or mobile app. You enter the password, select further options, go to the next page, but at some point you can’t do anything more... You don’t have access to the full functionality of the application. Why?

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Machine Learning & ThingWorx vs COVID-19

The evolution of artificial intelligence, as well as machine learning has gained momentum in the last few years. The constant drive to increase the computing power of computers has given the opportunity to use algorithms and mathematical apparatus created in the second half of the 20th century on an unprecedented scale. With the imminent arrival of a commercial quantum computer, we can slowly become afraid of scenes from the movies with Arnold Schwarzenegger as Terminator. However, without going too far into the future, and focusing on the present, I decided to check the possibilities offered by the technology available today and whether it can be used to predict the spread of COVID-19 disease.

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On-line accessibility following WCAG standards and its impact on…

Now is a perfect time for a thorough analysis of our online activities while taking into account a broader perspective than before. Implementing WCAG standards, created with users at risk of digital exclusion in mind, can be a great place to start.

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How do Jira and Confluence help you build your…

The turn of June and July 2019 was an intense time for us. Due to the increasingly dynamic development of companies in the TT Capital Group, it was gradually becoming clear that in the long term it was impossible to maintain a central IMS (which, in addition to ISO9001, ISO20000, and OHSAS also included ISO27001). It was time to act.

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eSignature – how can it solve your business’s problems?

The growing popularity of electronic signatures has increased the pace. According to forecasts, this market will grow by an average of over 20% annually, reaching the value of nearly $7 billion in 2025. The market growth is one thing, but the question is: is this really worth our attention?

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5G network – the key to the Industrial Internet…

The Industrial Internet of Things changes our view on the classic concept of production today. The largest manufacturing companies are eager to reach for technological solutions that streamline and increase the efficiency of production processes. With the development of subsequent technologies, interest in the concept of industry 4.0 increases, and thus, the number of connected devices. To meet the demand for infrastructure with adequate capacity and speed it was necessary to evolve towards the next generation of networks - 5G. How will 5G affect the development of Factories of the future and why is this crucial from the perspective of the Internet of Things? You will learn everything from the article.

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WCAG – why it is worth having an accessible…

Have you ever wondered how blind and disabled people use websites? Standard activities that we perform on a daily basis on the Internet are difficult or even completely inaccessible for people with disabilities. That is why WCAG criteria for digital services are crucial. Making a bank transfer, searching for information on official websites or making an online medical appointment lasts only a while, but only if the page is accessible. What does it mean in practice? This means that the site has the appropriate features that allow each user - including people with disabilities - to navigate.

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Cloud in a time of crisis – how to…

The world we've known in recent years is changing a lot. It forces us to change our habits as well as the ways in which we work and carry out our daily duties. Both professional and private. The circumstances in which we have to live meant that many people now work remotely. It's great comfort in these crazy times, and the Home office has become a full-fledged place to work.

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What software should you choose to work remotely?

At a time of the coronavirus threat, the ability to work from home is no longer a privilege, but a necessity. The employees at Transition Technologies PSC have successfully switched to this model of working thanks to, among others, the Atlassian tools that ensure the efficient information flow from anywhere in the world. The text presents several proven programs that allow remote work to be performed without the downtime and without interfering with the implementation of projects. Among them, you can find brand flagship systems, such as Jira and Confluence.

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2019 summary and growth perspectives in unexpected circumstances

Intensive development, constantly growing team of specialists, new technologies, locations (also outside of Poland), global clients and partners – that’s how we could sum up 2019.

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What is WCAG and how to meet compliance?

The Modern society is very computerized. We want to have access to our music, books or movies wherever we are, regardless whether we’re in dentist’s waiting room or on a bus. To satisfy this demand, private companies and public institutions offer their service on the Internet. Despite that, there are a lot of barriers in using the web for disabled or elderly people, preventing them from enjoying the benefits of Internet.

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Jira Core – a tool for effective work and…

A good marketing team consists of people who have different, complementary skills: content, SEO, paid campaigns specialists, graphic designers, developers, analysts, PR or Employer Branding experts. This is not an exhaustive list – it all depends on what projects are or will be implemented. And although the team consists of different people, each of them has the same goal: to do their job well and on time, and to manage their (but not only their) task list on an ongoing basis.

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How to take care of the security of serverless…

The AWS re:Invent 2019 conference, similarly to previous editions, was full of interesting lectures, such as breakout sessions, which aimed at familiarizing the participants with a particular technical problem regarding the Amazon Web Services cloud. One of these presentations inspired me to write a few words about the security of applications created in the serverless model.

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Atlassian Summit 2020 – we’ll be there!

After a two-year break we return to the Atlassian Summit as sponsors of the event. In Las Vegas, Tomasz Pabich, Project Manager, will give a lecture on “The dos and don'ts of transforming your company culture”, while Mirosław Żyszczyński, Technical Support Team Leader, has once again been invited by the Australian producer as one of the most active people in the Atlassian community.

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How is the Internet of Things changing the aviation…

The Internet of Things is being used more and more, and even global giants are already using the optimization or information gathering solutions. All this to improve existing processes, acquire, process and report more data, or even introduce new services for their clients, thereby increasing sales revenue. How is the Internet of Things changing the reality of the aviation industry?

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SSM parameters in AWS automation

Some time ago I was involved in a project that was to provide HA Windchill Cluster - actually, nothing new, the cluster itself does the job and basically I could end the topic here, but ...

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New features in Java

A lot has changed in Java. A few years have passed since the release of its most popular version 8. All the time version 8 is the one that developers use most. What is the reason for this? After all, Java 13 have been already released.

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A simple guide to performing a Windchill 10.x upgrade

Still running a Windchill PLM system version 10.0, 10.1 or 10.2? There are several reasons why you should consider upgrading to version 11.1 (or newer).

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Proxy Product Owner role in software development nearshoring and…

Today it is an imperative to be able to quickly build and deliver innovative and advanced software products not only to keep the business growing, but simply functioning just above the tide. The business virtually always demands the increments of the products to be delivered as soon as possible for many obvious reasons. In order to do that software development companies can use an old as dirt concept of outsourcing a part of the work to contractors.

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Rockwell Automation TechED EMEA 2019 shows that Industry 4.0…

Following up our partnership with Rockwell Automation, our team of business and technical experts found their way to Munich, Germany to participate in TechED EMEA. It is a unique event during which you can listen, talk and test the latest news in the field of industrial automation and directly participate in the next industrial revolution.

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How we touched the clouds – AWS re:invent 2019…

Apart from the funding, participation in the AWS conference re:Invent requires engagement and a bit of persistence on the participants’ side. In our case, the long process of preparation and making plans for the participation in the conference started in August with buying tickets to the event.

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Review: Magic Leap or Hololens 1.5?

Modern technology is constantly changing, with newer and newer products, which develop services and the effectiveness of specialists' work coming out constantly. Since recently we have had the opportunity to work with the new AR headset – Magic Leap. These advanced glasses, presented in 2018, allow users to utilise AR technology in a completely new way, thus becoming a strong competitor to other AR glasses.

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Nearshoring – more opportunities for your business

The IT sector is one of the most dynamically evolving business industries. It is not only due to the technology it offers but also thanks to the wide range of services it is able to deliver to other businesses.

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How to build a professional development team in a…

The current trends in developing and supplying individual software for companies have significantly moved towards the model based on outsourcing. This is a very convenient solution, as the customer (the ordering company) does not have to support the whole team of IT engineers.

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