Nevada. Mr. Fleet‘s 3:45 p.m. August 16th technical session titled, ¯Does the cloud have a role to play for information management in the nuclear new built era? will note the drastic improvements SaaS has on inter-project communication, at the same time addressing compliance concerns and on-premise IM alternatives.
On the subject of SaaS information management solutions, Mr. Fleet recently stated, ¯In the last five years or so there has been strong growth in the utilization of SaaS tools for document collaboration and exchange with suppliers and partners. In some industries this is almost becoming the norm for projects involving upfront feasibility and design processes for complex capital assets. It makes it easy to bring together a bunch of companies and automate business processes that would once have been very paper-intensive.
Aware that the nuclear industry has unique regulatory and security requirements, however, he added that SaaS or the Cloud ¯has a role but it is more limited than in other industries due to the unique security requirements. The cloud will most likely not be used in Nuclear to store key design and operational documents related to the plant design but it may well modernize old document control processes related to document exchange with suppliers and vendors.”
As one of few solutions vendors with interoperable SaaS and on-premise versions in the form of its flagship Fusion products line, Sword CTSpace offers nuclear clients a secure and complete-lifecycle management solution—from design, through construction, and into operations and maintenance.
The Nuclear Information and Records Management Association (NIRMA) is the nuclear industry‘s leader in information management. Since 1977 NIRMA has been uniquely qualified to provide guidance to commercial and Department of Energy (DOE) facilities in the areas of quality records programs, regulatory compliance activities, electronic records initiatives, document management technologies, and knowledge management issues. For more information and registration to the NIRMA 2010 Information Management Conference, please visit http://nirma.org
About Tim Fleet, Global Product Director, Sword CTSpace
One of the founders of the company and a well known industry expert, Tim Fleet was originally based at the former Cimage Corporation HQ in the USA where he was instrumental in designing the initial Cimage products. Tim successfully architected the transition of the Cimage product to a highly competitive Document Management platform. In 2005, Cimage was acquired by the Sword Group and Tim moved back to the US to grow the business and spearhead the design of a new software solution called Fusion for the Engineering market. Tim was able to double the size of the US business by transforming Fusion into one of a new breed of Vertical Enterprise Content applications and by building strong relationships with partners such as IBM.
About Sword CTSpace
Sword CTSpace provides engineering document management , document control, cost management and business process automation solutions to companies with capital assets to design, engineer, construct and maintain in any location in the world. More than 145,000 professionals on 13,000 projects in 56 countries benefit through improved collaboration, enhanced ability to manage schedules and risks, and improved regulatory compliance. Sword CTSpace is unique in offering both online software as a service (SaaS) solutions and on premises enterprise solutions, the latter of which leverage an organization’s existing investment in leading ECM platforms. Sword CTSpace is part of the Sword Group of companies. For more information, please visit www.sword-ctspace.com
About Sword Group
Sword Group (NYSE Euronext: FR0004180578 SWP) delivers high value business applications to the world‘s largest companies globally. With operations in 37 countries, Sword today employs around 1,700 people and generates more than $270m in consolidated revenue. An international leader in the delivery of Business Process Improvement solutions, Sword‘s skills, infrastructure and experience help our customers across regulated industries optimize performance, increase efficiencies and maximize return on investment. With flexible delivery options, including On Demand and On Premises, combined with our extensive industry expertise, Sword provides comprehensive support to customers across insurance & healthcare, energy, banking & finance, telecoms, utilities, engineering & construction and the public sector. For more information, please visit www.sword-group.com
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