Momentum at EMC World 2014: Redefining Energy & Engineering

Sean Baird

Sean Baird

Sean leads Energy and Engineering Industry solution marketing and market development for EMC’s Information Intelligence Group.

What happens in Vegas might stay in Vegas, but if you want to know what’s happening in the Energy & Engineering industries, you definitely want to come to Vegas.

Redefining Energy & Engineering at MomentumIn just a few weeks, EMC’s Intelligent Information Group (IIG) is holding the Momentum Conference at EMC World. In addition to keynotes by IT visionaries at EMC, hundreds of technical sessions, and hands-on product demonstrations, IIG is providing a dedicated agenda for Energy and Engineering customers to explore industry challenges, customer successes, information management solutions, and networking with your industry colleagues.

Get to Know Your Peers

Let’s start with that last point: networking. Momentum at EMC World provides excellent networking opportunities, and with IIG’s Energy & Engineering agenda, we’re starting things off with Continue reading

The “Oops” Moment

Patrick Emerson

Patrick Emerson

Patrick is the Vice President, Channels & Alliances – Americas, and focuses on how trends, technologies, and products impact the channel in the Americas and globally.

We’ve all had that sinking feeling in our stomachs when we realize that something we did, or didn’t do, is going to cause an issue. But those “oops” moments can usually be resolved with a simple apology or extra effort to resolve the problem. This isn’t always true when it comes to managing information. Read the following insights from EMC Certified Solution partner, enChoice, to learn the ramifications of – and more importantly how to avoid – critical “oops” moments.

The “Oops” Moment

Mike Fernandes, enChoiceMike Fernandes, VP, Products, enChoice
Mike Fernandes has over 20 years’ experience in the technology industry encompassing the management of IT departments, online banking hosting centers, and B2B support organizations.

How’s this for a nightmare scenario?

A major bank loses hundreds of loan applications due to an administrative error, forcing a shutdown of its enterprise content management (ECM) system repository—followed by an only partially successful attempt to Continue reading

#AIIM14 – Out of the ECM Comfort Zone

Jerry Silver

Jerry Silver

Lead Product Marketing Manager – Documentum Platform and Clients

There’s no shortage of ideas and opinions out there about how new technologies areAIIM Conference 2014 changing the workplace.  But how are those changes directly impacting our priorities as enterprise content management professionals?  Attendees at last week’s #AIIM14 conference got a unique perspective on that question.

For the past couple of years, AIIM has been exploring the theme “Systems of Engagement vs. Systems of Record.” That theme is one of the best I’ve seen to encapsulate the current priorities for enterprise content management and information governance. Most of the AIIM attendees are well versed in Systems of Record – their enterprise capture, document management, and records management systems that form the last line of protection for information accountability. That line is now being challenged by Continue reading

As ‘Obamacare’ open enrollment ends, data-driven healthcare ramps up.

Andy Crowne

Andy Crowne

General Manager – Leading IIG (Information Intelligence Group) activities within Healthcare

ICD-10 Coding SystemThe first week in April was no “April Fool’s Day” prank for the healthcare industry as reality started to sink in following a set of changes that will undoubtedly affect the industry for some time to come. The U.S. Senate voted to pass a House-approved measure that would implement a temporary ‘Doc Fix’ for Medicare’s sustainable growth rate formula—a scheduled 24% cut to Medicare physician reimbursement rates—and delay the ICD-10 Coding System for one year, pushing the compliance deadline to 2015.

The week also marked the official cutoff for insurance enrollment under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). President Obama announced last Tuesday that more than 7.1 million Americans signed up for health coverage under ‘Obamacare’ for 2014.

But just as the rollout of health insurance coverage under the ACA came to an end across the country for 2014, the realization of Continue reading

Start with a Sip from the Asset Management Fire Hose

Sean Baird

Sean Baird

Sean leads Energy and Engineering Industry solution marketing and market development for EMC’s Information Intelligence Group.

Today’s plants and energy facilities – along with their workforces – are aging. And while this is no newsflash, the associated challenges aren’t receding. Given that the “newest” large U.S. refineries have been in operation since the 1970s and many people working at them are nearing retirement, it’s clear that it’s becoming even more complex to execute on the “standard” pressures to boost production, decrease downtime and comply with demanding regulations.

This hit home when I read a recent report from Ovum Consulting. After surveying utilities, E&P and refining/gas processing executives, Ovum showed that state-of-the-art asset lifecycle information management (ALIM) provides significant operational and competitive advantages. It even helps avoid certain risks and reduce costs. All of this is great news.

What’s not so great is that ALIM adoption is very poor across all of these industries. Despite the fairly obvious benefits, companies are choosing Continue reading