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Design Tips Compilations, Vol. 7

July 1, 2011 5:38 am | by Proto Labs | White Papers

Since its 2003 launch, Protomold's Design Tips monthly email newsletter has been a popular and useful resource for design engineers. Now, 80+ issues are available in 7 handy, downloadable volumes. Each compilation features useful tips, advice, and guidelines on everything from selecting materials to designing parts efficiently and cost-effectively. Download our newest volume today.

Get Savvy on Rapid Injection Molding

July 1, 2011 5:30 am | by Proto Labs | White Papers

This quick-reference user guide, for engineers and designers, talks about the guidelines and limitations for rapid injection molding. Learn how to get the best possible results for your real plastic molded parts. Download Protomold’s Designing for Moldability, 2nd edition. 

Prototyping processes white paper from Proto Labs

July 1, 2011 5:16 am | by Proto Labs | White Papers

Whether you are new to the field or an expert, we’ve created a white paper you shouldn’t miss, Prototyping Processes: Choosing the best process for your project. It's packed full of excellent info on strength, finish, material properties, and more. Proto Labs, through its First Cut and Protomold services, is the world’s fastest source for custom CNC machined and injection molded parts. Get real materials, real functionality, and real value – in as little as one business day. Really.


Meeting International Standards for Medical Device Reliability and Risk Management

May 31, 2011 11:12 am | by PTC | White Papers

In the design and development of safe, effective medical devices, reducing risk and ensuring reliability are a manufacturer's primary responsibility. Not only are these dimensions of product quality mandated by various national and international organizations, they are a moral and ethical imperative due to the significant impact that medical devices can have on human lives.

Organizational Best Practices for FRACAS Implementation; Management Considerations when Developing and Deploying a Corrective Action System

May 31, 2011 11:08 am | by PTC | White Papers

An effective Corrective Action process can help organizations improve products and services, meet product warranty goals, and unite the work of personnel responsible for product quality and reliability. But companies with geographically dispersed teams and complex product requirements must overcome a number of challenges to implement a successful Corrective Action process.

Quality Lifecycle Management Managing Quality, Reliability and Risk Throughout the Product Lifecycle

May 31, 2011 10:58 am | by PTC | White Papers

Learn how Quality Lifecycle Management, or QLM, improves overall product quality, and helps companies better meet customer needs because it influences every stage in the product development lifecycle.

Current Sense Transformer Technology White Paper

May 17, 2011 5:38 am | by Datatronics | White Papers

An informative White Paper  on current sense transformer technology from Datatronics Distribution, Inc. provides application design guidelines for users.  Accurate, easy to implement and reliable under harsh environmental and thermal conditions, current sense transformers are generally used for control, circuit-protection and monitoring features in electronic systems.  As off-the-shelf current sense transformers become increasingly available, our white paper provides simple guidelines to assist with component selection and enable engineers to achieve higher levels of reliability, quality and cost-effectiveness.

2011 Phone System Comparison Chart

April 22, 2011 11:56 am | by Compare Business Products | White Papers

Our experts have spent over 50 hours comparing over 96 Phone Systems (51 Brands) on over 25 aspects. Quickly see the differences between systems like Nortel, Cisco, Mitel, 3Com and Avaya. Our latest edition of the chart also compares PBX and Business VoIP systems side by side so you can make an educated comparison of your options.


Accelerating product development through codevelopment of hardware and software

March 18, 2011 6:12 am | by IBM | White Papers

This white paper discusses key elements of rapid codevelop-ment. It also explores how sharing processes and tools between hardware and software development enables teams to codevelop smarter products more efficiently, resulting inshorter time to market and improved product quality.

Systems Engineering - the foundation for success in complex systems development

March 17, 2011 11:50 am | by IBM | White Papers

Get the critical techniques you need to help optimize your systems engineering process, including insights into business benefits and the IBM® Rational® solutions you can leverage to create systems engineering success.

Managing quality in product line engineering - an automotive story

March 17, 2011 10:50 am | by IBM | White Papers

Get answers about how to address quality within product line engineering frameworks, with a focus on these key points:- How your business is impacted when quality management, software testing and the product delivery process are not kept in-line.- How focusing on quality can help bring your software and hardware delivery tools into alignment the software.- The processes and methodologies that help create a robust support environment.

Delivering a smarter planet: an exploration of systems of systems

March 17, 2011 10:06 am | by IBM | White Papers

The emergence of ultra-large scale Systems of Systems promises efficiencies and capabilities for the creation and delivery of societal services unimaginable 10 years ago.  Such systems have, as parts, not only information management systems but also cyberphysical systems such as power grids, emergency response systems, water and sewer systems, and so on. This brave new world requires ways of thinking, planning, development, delivery, deployment and operation that differ widely from those of conventional systems. Systems of systems have chaotic interactions that are too complex to fully engineer in the traditional sense, yet must offer 100% reliability, even in the presence of failures. These systems bring not only promise, but also challenge and opportunity. New ways to reason about reliability, safety, and security are needed to ensure success. With the Smarter Planet initiative, IBM is tackling the exciting possibilities and addressing the needs of this space. This white paper will help you better understand the opportu-nities and challenges related to large-scale systems of systemsby examining the evolution of systems and emerging issuesrelated to creating smarter systems.

The invisible thread: driving innovation through software in smart products

March 17, 2011 8:27 am | by IBM | White Papers

Get the help your organization needs to link product paths into an intelligent whole, using software as the invisible thread to make it happen. This white paper examines software delivery for smart products, plus strategies for turning software development evolution into a business practice, and more.


An Improved Architecture for High-Efficiency, High-Density Data Centers

February 25, 2011 5:43 am | by APC | White Papers

Data Center power and cooling infrastructure worldwide wastes more than 60,000,000 megawatt-hours per year of electricity that does no useful work powering IT equipment.

A Scalable, Reconfigurable, and Efficient Data Center Power Distribution Architecture

February 25, 2011 5:15 am | by APC | White Papers

In the traditional system, the main data center power is distributed to power distribution units (PDU - typically rated from 50 kW to 500 kW). The power distribution units may contain large power transformers to convert voltage or provide power conditioning.

Small Business Protection Guide

February 11, 2011 10:37 am | by Symantec | White Papers

Protecting electronic information and communications against internal and external threats, data loss, downtime, or disaster is more than just important--it's the foundation of your customer relationships, and the core of your business. Download this guide to review possible defenses against internal and external threats, with faster, more reliable recovery from disruption and disaster, to safeguard your customers, employees, and your business future.

Cybersecurity Report Shows Gap Between Needs and Actions

February 11, 2011 10:32 am | by Symantec | White Papers

An online survey revealed that while U.S. small businesses rely heavily on the Internet and routinely handle confidential and proprietary data, many lack the internal resources, formal policies, employee training, and technologies they need to protect their critical information. Download the survey results and get five tips for building a security-aware business.

Building Full IT Infrastructure Protection -- How Midsize Firms Can Rise to the Challenge

February 11, 2011 9:52 am | by Symantec | White Papers

Midsize firms are in a challenging position when it comes to implementing, managing, and protecting their IT resources. This Executive Brief is designed to help technology decision makers look at their technology environments comprehensively to ensure that they are coordinating security and storage resources in a way that provides the optimal coverage necessary to support effective company operations moving forward.

Small Business Endpoint Protection Performance Benchmarks

February 10, 2011 10:30 am | by Symantec | White Papers

PassMark Software conducted objective performance testing on five publically available small business endpoint protection security software products on Windows 7 Ultimate Edition in September 2010. The software was tested using 13 different performance metrics. Download the report to see the results.

SMBs More Focused on Basic Security Precautions

February 10, 2011 10:07 am | by Symantec | White Papers

The latest edition of the Symantec 2010 SMB Information Protection Survey sheds light on precisely the risks SMBs are facing, what they are doing about it and how much it is costing them. It also provides some simple steps SMBs can take to improve their information protection footing.

Symantec 2011 SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey

February 10, 2011 9:59 am | by Symantec | White Papers

Symantec's SMB Disaster Preparedness Survey revealed that SMBs are not taking disaster preparedness for their computer and networking systems as seriously as they should, and this lack of preparation has a significant impact on their customers and their business. Download the survey results to learn more and get helpful advice from Symantec.

Developing a storage backup strategy

February 10, 2011 9:47 am | by Symantec | White Papers

With storage requirements moving into the tera-, peta- and exabyte ranges, companies need to refine their backup strategies to ensure availability of their growing data stores. Download this eBook to learn the pros and cons of different backup strategies and find one that works best to keep your business protected without breaking the bank

IBM BladeCenter HS22V Technical Introduction

February 10, 2011 6:25 am | by IBM | White Papers

This IBM Redpaper™ publication is a comprehensive technical introduction to the IBM BladeCenter HS22V.

IBM BladeCenter Products and Technology

February 10, 2011 6:21 am | by IBM | White Papers

This IBM Redbooks® publication describes IBM BladeCenter and discusses the technology and features of the different chassis, blade server models, and connectivity options. We go into detail about every major component and provide guidance as to networking and storage connectivity.

IBM BladeCenter HS22

February 10, 2011 6:11 am | by IBM | White Papers

Product Guide on the IBM BladeCenter HS22 reviewing the versatile, easy-to-use blade optimized for performance, energy and cooling

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