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Security settings: Protecting gage calibration data

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

Six Sigma

Bytes and pieces

 
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Welcome to Quality eLine, a monthly summary of blog posts from PQ Systems, developers of software solutions and training services that help customers demonstrate proof of their quality performance.

The PQ Systems blog is your hub for industry quality news, case studies, information about product enhancements, and tips to enhance your software use. Have your say and exchange ideas in this new interactive format.

FEATURE STORY:
Security settings:
Protecting gage calibration data

Inadvertent clicks on default settings can wreak havoc with measurement systems, costing time and money. Up-front action will head off the mess.
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Reader survey:
How many repairs does your car require in a year?

A recent article on the AP Auto Writers site suggested that quality in autos has improved dramatically. Car owners are less likely to end up with lemons, the article asserted. (See the PQ Systems blog for more). Have you had reliability issues with your car? Plus, see the results of last month's poll.
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Quality Quiz:Professor Cleary
Another quiz from Professor Cleary—
and last month's winners!

Winners of last month's quiz and a copy of Quality Gamebox are Anne Brittain (Palmetto Health Alliance); Sharon Genest (Saskatoon Health Region); and Alan Swain (Exacto, Inc.). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, submit your response by April 27 to be entered in the drawing.
>> Take the quiz

Data in everyday life:
Worldwide travel data suggests optimism

With spring breaks and worldwide Easter-week travel this month, it appears that international travel may reflect economic optimism. Whether that’s the case or not, comparative travel figures show some trends, as this CHARTrunner chart indicates. Send us a data source with your suggestion, and we'll show you how a CHARTrunner chart can clarify information.
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See chart

Six Sigma and more: David Schwinn
The value of silence

Current events and past experiences suggest that the practice of inner silence, achieved through meditation and other practices, may be the route to innovation.
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Bytes and pieces:

Current versions of software:

To determine the most recent version of your PQ Systems software products (CHARTrunner Lean, CHARTrunner, GAGEpack, and SQCpack), call us at: (800) 777-5060. A customer care specialist will be pleased to help you. If there are later, more up-to-date versions, we will be able to get you up to speed immediately. You can also go to our website to check version updates at:
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http://www.pqsystems.com/support/SoftwareUpdates.php

 
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