Part 1 in a 3-part series of blogs covering my trip to Houston.
Last month, I was in Houston meeting with CIOs from companies in the Oil & Gas industry. Regulation, demographics and productivity were top of mind with these execs.
In a highly regulated industry, ECM delivers a big payback for Oil & Gas companies. Many of the CIOs I talked to were interested in integrating content lifecycle management solutions with SharePoint. SharePoint is typically used as a collaborative environment. As projects teams grow, there is a greater need to manage associated content and connect it with other content applications and enterprise resources.
When content management is combined with SharePoint, employees are more likely to stick to corporate standards and procedures, productivity levels rise as frustration levels drop, and the costs related to achieving regulatory compliance are dramatically reduced.
Integrating content across an organization’s ecosystem is a key value proposition for Enterprise Content Management (ECM). And as synergies for SharePoint usage become evident from the recent acquisition of Business Process Management (BPM) company Metastorm, the value of SharePoint optimized for OpenText applications will increase. Find out more about content management solutions that enhance and extend the capabilities of SharePoint here.
In my next blog in this series, I’ll focus on the demographic shift in the Oil & Gas Industry.
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Last updated Apr 07, 2011 at 12:20 AM GMT