FIATECH – Day three…

We heard from Ed Fry (Chevron) this morning. He talked about the challenges of managing the development and operation of large, long-lived capital projects. Here are some interesting numbers to think about: Chevron currently has 5-10 petabytes of information stored for their existing capital projects. Because of the high current rate of capital development and development process changes (like BIM) [...]

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FIATECH – day two

Random notes: Lots of talk today about ISO 15926, which is the data integration standard initiative for FIATECH. Here’s how FIATECH describes the standard: “ISO 15926 is an International Standard for the representation of lifecycle information for process plants, including oil and gas production facility. This is specified by a generic, conceptual data model that is suitable as the basis [...]

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FIATECH conference – day one

Day 1 at FIATECH, and I thought the most interesting session was by Barry LePatner, who focused on “How to fix America’s broken construction industry.” As you can tell, LePatner argues that Construction is uniquely broken among U.S. industries, and is essentially continuing to do business the same way and with the same technology as 100 years ago. Here [...]

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The Email revolution is over

Like every good (and bad) revolution before it, the Email revolution is fading. Not that we won’t be using email anymore… just the opposite. Email has become so routine and essential to our daily lives and business that it is no longer revolutionary. It’s ordinary. Just a decade ago, when I wanted to send a written message I typed away [...]

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SneakPeak: Pack it and go

A quick trip over to our engineering group today (the smart side of the office) gave me a heads-up on a neat new technology being worked on for an upcoming Document Locator release. It’s not fully baked yet – it doesn’t even have a name… so there’s no chance of getting more details from our crew in the front-office. [...]

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Going paperless? Look for more than a scanner.

I was at a conference the other day and ran into a dutiful young lady (I’ll call her “Jill”) who, at the direction of her well-intentioned boss, had taken the initiative to make her office “paperless”. She scanned every piece of paper from every file cabinet, and voila… nobody could find a single document they were looking for. The reason: [...]

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Document Management Drives Intranet Success

Another of our customers has successfully used Document Locator to power document management within an intranet environment… we issued a release on how HITT Contracting Gets Organized just the other day. Actually, much of the credit goes to our partner The Cram Group for getting HITT up and running. Now, HITT’s 700+ employees are using their intranet to share [...]

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