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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

Big Data: The Plateau of Productivity is Coming Soon

October 20, 2014

Gartner’s most recent hype cycle report (“Gartner’s 2014 Hype Cycle for Emerging Technologies” http://www.gartner.com/newsroom/id/2819918) suggested that Big Data was heading into the “Trough of Disillusionment” before reaching the “Productivity Plateau” in 5-10 years time. This is not unusual for a new technology. However, based on a growing body of evidence I don’t believe that it will take 5-10 years from now for Big Data technologies to make that journey. Data Tactics [link] first deployed the…

Tim Morgan

World NOC Congress – The Mexican Energy Reform

October 10, 2014

At the end of September, I attended the World National Oil Company (NOC) Congress in Cancun, Mexico. The host of the event was PEMEX, who set the theme as “Building the energy partnerships of tomorrow”. The attendance at this year’s event was spectacular (500+), including CEOs and top-level executives of Operators and Service companies from around the world. The sizeable attendance and the energy of the attendees was driven by the changing energy landscape in…

Alejandro Del Palacio

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