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) [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Just a brief mention… The Construction Financial Management Association is holding their annual get together this year on May 17 in Orlando, and ColumbiaSoft will be there… exhibiting in booth #518. If you can’t make it to this year’s show, you can always check out our virtual CFMA trade show page.
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 [...]
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. [...]
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: [...]
We renewed our Microsoft partnership the other day (which is no small task, I can assure you, but a very meaningful and important one for us). BIG thanks are due our customers (you know who you are) who helped us out in this process. It’s great knowing we have customers who care about us so much that you are [...]
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 [...]
Ok… This isn’t the usual place for bragging, so forgive me for just a moment to announce that we have been named in the list of Top 100 Collection Technology Products by Collection Advisor Magazine. I’ll stop here and let you choose if you want to continue reading the Announcement.