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Advice from SPTechCon: Move to the Cloud and No Cat Pictures

March 16, 2015

Last month, the SPTechCon was held for the first time in Austin, Texas. It was a particularly timely conference, in that the user community had a lot of questions about where SharePoint and Office 365 are heading. The conference presented an opportunity to listen to a number of interesting and valuable presentations from thought leaders in the SharePoint community. Arpen Shaw, the Senior Director of Technical Product Management for Microsoft office 365, presented the Keynote…

Randy Riggs

Automating IHS Oil and Gas Production Data Downloads and Other Travels

February 24, 2015

Creating a data extractor is usually simple in the mind of a developer, although in reality it’s usually not so simple. Data extraction as a concept is fairly straightforward: Get the data from A and copy it to destination B. However, as most developers know, the devil is in the detail. Whenever a data company, such as IHS, has a large data set and a complex set of rules to access the data required to…

Javier Zepeda

A Cloud Based SaaS Application can Work for a Fortune 500 Organization

February 5, 2015

Recently, we helped a client implement a solution by using a Cloud based software as a service (SaaS) application. Our client is a Fortune 500 Oil and Gas organization. Globally, they have deployed IBM Maximo for Enterprise Asset Management and rely on SAP for Materials Management. One region within this global organization needed to track specialized equipment inventory. The lack of an IT solution was incurring significant costs for the organization. The efficiencies that could…

5 Highlights from the 2015 Mountain West Maximo User Group Winter Meeting

January 13, 2015

1. It doesn’t matter if you use Maximo or not: User groups are about maintenance. It doesn’t really matter if you are using Maximo, SAP, MP2 or any other CMMS system, the focus of the user group has been, is and will continue to be maintenance centric and open to new ideas, solutions, and practices. For example, at this year’s event there were people who were using Maximo, people in the middle of a Maximo…

Javier Ramirez

In Big Data, Preparing the Data is Most of the Work

December 31, 2014

A common misconception about Big Data is that it is a black box: you load data and magically gain insight. This is not the case. As this New York Times article “For Big-Data Scientists, ‘Janitor Work’ Is Key Hurdle to Insights” describes, loading a big data platform with quality data with enough structure to deliver value is a lot of work. Data scientist spend a comparatively large amount of time in the data preparation phase…

Tim Morgan, Abel Morelos, Angela Holmes

Temporal Databases: Why you should care and how to get started (Part 3 of 3)

November 22, 2014

Not every database requires a temporal database implementation, but some do. We can help you get started. As discussed in our previous two articles, the SQL-2011 standard included clauses for the definition of temporal tables as part of the SQL/Foundation. However, this standard is very new and not yet widely adopted. For now, most of you will need to extend your current database tables to incorporate temporal concepts. We have shown you that extending your…

Abel Morelos, Angela Holmes

A Cost Effective Approach to Verify and Cleanse your Address Data

November 20, 2014

Health Insurance Companies are using Profisee Master Data Maestro’s Address Verification Strategy capability to identify and improve their address data quality. Maestro’s address verification can provide the following important steps: Validation: Is the address valid and does it actually exist? Completion: What data is missing? Complete the address Standardization: Uniform abbreviation and spelling so that all of the addresses are in a consistent format. Geocoding: Where is the address? Provides exact location latitude/longitude coordinates. This…

Oscar Ibarra

Temporal Databases: Why you should care and how to get started (Part 2 of 3)

November 15, 2014

Not every database requires a temporal database implementation, but some do. We can help you get started. As discussed in our previous article, the SQL-2011 standard included clauses for the definition of temporal tables as part of the SQL/Foundation. However, this standard is very new and not yet widely adopted. For now, most of you will need to extend your current database tables to incorporate temporal concepts. In this article we’ll focus on temporal tables.…

Abel Morelos, Angela Holmes

Three Things I Learned from the 2014 GOMaximo Conference

November 1, 2014

“This is the place to be,” were the first words I heard when walking through the lobby for the 2014 GOMaximo conference in Houston. I, myself, said these same words to multiple people I met at the conference who were either new to Maximo or planning on implementing Maximo. For anyone that is not aware, GOMaximo is the Oil and Gas Maximo user group that allows sectors like Exploration, Production, Pipeline, Transportation, Chemicals, Drilling, and…

Javier Ramirez

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