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!
I have been working for fme for over 6 years. Time to look back and share my experiences.
Some of you might think that I was forced by our management to write this blog post, but I clearly deny that! We employees were encouraged to participate in the fme blog and I thought it might not be wrong to give an honest report on what it’s like to work at fme.
Containers, here I will call them more specific Linux containers, are in short modularized software installations. Think of a container as an isolated area with a self-contained service. The container consists of all dependent software the service needs to run. Each container / service can connect to other containers / services. Because the containers are isolated to each other, they are not able to interfere with others in terms of software versions and runtime behavior. For each container you can plan separately on which Linux operating system, web server, language interpreter, etc. your service will rely on — which best fits to your needs. That means, that for example for excessive use of threading or performance needs a single service could be written in Go Lang based on Alpine, while another one uses Apache with PHP also on Alpine and a third one needs to comply with prerequisites using Tomcat with Java on CentOS. All this is possible with containers even running on the same host.
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 Temporary Document Change (TDC).
From 1997 to 2007 I was employed at Documentum in Munich and was responsible for the technical sales issues for Central & Eastern Europe, Middle East and South Africa. I witnessed the birth of the fme – Documentum partnership in 1998 at close quarters. With fme Documentum had found the ideal partner to realize projects in Germany. Since then I have always followed the development and international growth of fme. That’s why I’m all the more pleased I joined the fme in 2015 and am now responsible for content management and cloud business as a board member of fme AG.
At fme we are proud that this year marks the 20th anniversary of our partnership with Documentum, now part of OpenText. It is a success story with countless successful client projects, a world renowned product that has been certified for more than 10 years, extensive platform and industry-specific process know-how and a great team of highly specialized employees.
I really enjoyed my first Working Out Loud Circle: fixed appointments, changing tasks for processing my goal, exchange with colleagues that I less knew before, receiving and suggesting ideas. How I experienced the first 6 weeks Working Out Loud @ fme AG, you may have already read in my > »mid-term review«.
Where do I stand after 12 weeks of Working Out Loud?
Am I open-minded in the work context, do I share my work status at any time for feedback and do I connect with people all over the world like general WOL goals expect?
What do you see in the picture? Two faces looking at each other or a jug? Both?
In music it’s easy: You put a few musicians together, hand out music sheets, everyone knows how to read them correctly and you hear the desired music in the right rhythm.
Similarly with construction: A construction drawing is made and each construction expert can extract exactly what the draughtsman meant.
Skew tones in the business world
And in our business world, where we encounter presentations, diagrams, graphs and tables every day? Here often a completely different music plays.