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Exploring Mars

Reader survey

Quality Quiz: With a video!

Data in everyday life

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.

Exploring Mars:
NASA supplier and GAGEpack support
rover's historic mission

When NASA engineers asked "Could Mars have once harbored life?" and set out to investigate by launching the Mars Science Laboratory rover Curiosity that landed in August, PQ Systems was in the background, not only cheering on their efforts, but indirectly contributing to the success of the mission through its relationship with a key supplier to the effort.
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Reader survey:
External advice for organizational improvement

Looking outside of your own organization for expertise can help build knowledge and strategy faster by leveraging other industry specialists and it can be a powerful management tool. Does your organization utilize an outside resource for advice or expertise? 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 Judy Dunham (International Ordnance of Jamestown NY); Donna Floyd (Cherokee Nation); Susilo Eko Putra (Ecko Corporation); and Jack Siebert (Brillion Iron Works of Brillion, WI). Congratulations! For this month's quiz, and a chance to win a copy of Quality Gamebox, go to Quality Quiz. Submit your response by November 21 to be entered in the drawing.
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Data in everyday life:
Film production around the world

With the holiday movie season lying ahead, it may be interesting to see which countries produce the greatest number of films. This chart suggests that Bollywood seems to be winning over Hollywood, at least in quantity.
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Bytes and pieces:

  • Making your Zeroes Matter: Buried in data, starved for quality information: It is increasingly important when we ask questions of this data, and that we do so carefully and with knowledge about how that answers get generated and how they come back to us from the data source.

Current versions of software:

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