It’s been very interesting to watch how the Cloud has had an impact on Enterprise Content Management in the Life Sciences market over the past year or two. I doubt that there are too many observers with knowledge of the market that believe that its impact has been anything other than positive. But as with most “no brainer“ disruptive technologies, it’s still finding that the path to adoption is not quite as simple and straight forward as it might at first appear.
Clearly, the opportunity for Life Sciences companies to outsource their IT infrastructure and some related services is a derivative benefit of utilizing Cloud. In addition, subscription pricing, synonymous with Cloud solutions, has the benefit of moving CapEx to OpEx and realizing the financial benefits of doing so, appeals to many companies.
English is the official company language of fme. While this is a great advantage for an international operating company, I also get sometimes the impression that students (which I usually meet at recruiting events) and other business contacts, such as potential freelancers, are wondering if their language skills are good enough and if they would meet the expectations of the company.
Therefore I would like to give you a little insight into our office culture and how English as a corporate language affects our daily work.
The use of public cloud platforms such as Amazon Web Services (AWS) for the implementation of OpenText Documentum-based ECM environments is often viewed critically. There is quite a list of points in favour of its use. In fact, it depends on the scope of the environment to be built, what data is processed there and how deeply AWS is to be integrated into the own network. This blog post should help to find answers to these questions and to show a first basic environment on the AWS platform.
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Your platform – OpenText D2 Documentum for Life Sciences
With Documentum for Life Sciences, OpenText has a solution in its portfolio that is used by many large and medium-sized customers. The pre-defined, best practice-based framework for document management applications offers in four modules (Quality & Manufacturing, Research & Development, Electronic Trial Master File and Submission Store & View) pre-configured options for an exact configuration. This gives you the opportunity to remain close to the standard and at the same time to display directly all your processes.
In the regulated life sciences environment, the management of controlled documents such as SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures), procedural instructions or work instructions is of great importance. Change management processes ensure that these documents are properly revised, approved, trained, distributed and, where necessary, suspended. In addition to well-known use cases within change management, there are special cases that are handled differently from company to company.
One of these applications is the rare case of so called controlled printing.
Even if the term ” General Data Protection Regulation “, GDPR for short, should not be chosen as the non-word of 2018, it has certainly been overused excessively in the months before the new regulation came into force. Well, after having passed the deadline a few months ago and having had a really great summer I want to pick up the topic “in peace” again and share some insights from our client projects, especially with personnel files, via this blog.
Personnel files belong to an area in which every company must ensure the protection of the data of its employees and are therefore directly affected by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Incidentally, regardless of whether the files are kept electronically or on paper.
OpenText Documentum is a full-fledged and mature server-based Document Management System which is accepted e.g. by the FDA and therefore widespread in pharmaceutical companies.
Compared with cloud computing technologies that are very strong in providing elastic (scalable) services OpenText Documentum products could be regarded as inflexible and monolithic / layered applications. Although they seem to be the exact opposite of the flexible Microservice architecture approach used for cloud native application design, there are ways to combine OpenText Documentum products with cloud computing technologies. read more
I usually write blog posts about general IT trends and about the paths and aberrations of digital transformation. I have always avoided writing articles about us, fme AG. Today, for once, I want to break that rule. Sometimes you walk out of a customer meeting and ask yourself: “What in God’s name do some so-called cloud consultants tell clients? Why are they confusing their clients more than neutrally showing them the options for the way to the cloud?
The list of ways a company can leverage its applications into the cloud is long. Thus also a term variety prevails which is confusing.
In today’s world, companies need to act quickly and remain flexible. Cloud-based platforms offer the optimal basis for this. In industrial manufacturing, the use of the cloud has been established for some time. The life sciences industry is just taking off in this area.
The term »cloud« has been a constant companion in the IT industry for almost ten years now. But everyone has different ideas about it. Some of the definitions differ greatly from each other, so that every discussion about “cloud” starts with a joint definition of terms.
May I introduce? That’s break time penguin Pit!
Pit sees you working hard every day and doing your best. However, Pit also sees how you don’t give your body any rest and get more and more tense during the day. Pit wants to help you!
How many times have you caught yourself looking at your screen with an icy gaze? Your neck hurts, your eyes don’t work so well anymore and of course you know that it’s time for a break. But how often do you only realize at the end of a long working day that a short break or two might have done some good after all?
This is a thing of the past at fme AG – thanks to a penguin!