Dez 13, 2016 | by Maurice Bätge | 0 Comments


Bei der Ausbildung der fme AG wird Vielfalt ganz großgeschrieben. Abwechslung steht an der Tagesordnung. Wir, die Auszubildenden, werden immer wieder aufs Neue gefordert und somit kann von Langeweile keine Rede sein.

Der Anfang war für manch einen schwer, denn von den ersten Wochen an, wurde einem die Kunst des Programmierens nahegebracht. Dabei wurde ein Thema nach dem anderen aufgezeigt, welches dementsprechend sehr schnell verstanden werden musste. Doch dadurch lernte man die ersten Handgriffe zeitnah.

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Dez 1, 2016 | by André Aretz | 0 Comments


Cloud-Computing ist in den letzten Jahren zu einem der wichtigsten Themen in der IT  geworden. Es hat die Phase des Hypes lange verlassen und kann zu Recht als eine etablierte Technologie  bezeichnet werden, die viele Vorteile in sich vereinigt. So kann das Konzept, IT-Ressourcen nicht mehr dediziert in der eigenen Organisation vorzuhalten, sondern nach Nutzung zu bezahlen zu hohen Einsparungen, mehr Kostentransparenz und besserer Kalkulierbarkeit führen. In der Regel bieten diese extern hinzugezogenen Ressourcen auch den Vorteil, immer auf dem letzten Stand der Technik zu sein, womit eine begleitende Wartung wie in der konventionellen IT entfällt.

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Nov 30, 2016 | by Kirstin Dreyfuerst | 0 Comments


Introduction Big Data in the Life Science and Pharmaceutical Industry
A key driving factor in the life science and pharmaceutical industry is the possibility to handle large volumes of data in order to access, manage and analyze the data. To be able to gain business efficiency and a good performance, the drug development needs to take place in a best time to market relationship. Therefore, more completed clinical trials are necessary in a shortened timeframe. An acceleration in the drug development leads to an improved drug pipeline, less costs and faster product releases and therefore better profitability.
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Nov 21, 2016 | by Antje Duffert | 0 Comments


(German version below)

Berlin, Ahrensburg, Munich, Hanover – German wide locations for training measures are perfectly normal. Long arrival and departure times, high costs as well as the integration into daily routine make it difficult to participate in stationary face-to-face trainings. This leads to even greater problems for companies with international locations. One solution to this would be the offering of online trainings. But even this holds difficulties. The course participants need a good time and self-management because the responsibility of the learning results is transferred to them. Furthermore, often the personal contact and social exchange with other participants are missing.
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Nov 9, 2016 | by Iven Ahrens | 0 Comments


(English version below)
Da wir Azubis jetzt schon ein paar Wochen bei der fme AG sind und ihre Kultur kennen lernen durften, wollten wir einmal unseren Eindruck und die Erfahrungen, die wir bei unserem Start in Braunschweig sammeln konnten, teilen.

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Okt 24, 2016 | by Markus Schneider | 0 Comments


When introducing new systems or adding new areas to a new system usually data migrations are needed to integrate the data from the old system or other areas into the new system. During such data migrations often a migration tool is used to get the data from the source into the target system. This migration tool transforms the data to be compliant with the new system and imports the data into the system.

In such a scenario generally these questions come up: How to validate the data migration? Do we need to validate the tool itself? Do we need to validate all details of all rules and functionalities that are available in the tool and could be used in theory?
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Okt 19, 2016 | by Klaus Beckmann | 0 Comments

ecm platform uncertainties

Imagine, you have a set of user stories for a new enterprise content management (ECM) application. And you have an existing ECM platform up and running or you have selected a new one, but you are uncertain about the platform’s future. You will have to invest money for custom development to make users happy, and you want the solution to be supported for the next decade.

You have two options: stay with your current ECM platform or select a new one. But the decision process takes time – or you give it a try and test a new platform within your project. There are a lot of pros and cons and no general recommendation. It depends on your situation and the requirements for the new application.

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Okt 11, 2016 | by Kirstin Dreyfuerst | 0 Comments


The implementation of a standardized DMS like D2 or the > Dell EMC Documentum Life Sciences Solution Suite requires the migration of documents from the old to the new system or a transforming of the data model within the system in order to work properly with the new application. Often this old data is not fully standardized and structured, but either based on a less controlled system such as Documentum Webtop or on a controlled system with slightly different structures such as CSC FirstDoc or Cara.
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Okt 5, 2016 | by Daniel Pelke | 0 Comments

Finance concept: pixelated Folder icon on digital background, 3d render

I’ve been in the Document Management System (DMS) / Enterprise Content Management System (ECMS) market for more than 20 years. Sometimes very focused on a specific aspect e.g. Technical Documentation, sometimes more general e.g. ECMS platform and sometimes with focus on an industry segment e.g. Life Science. I have seen a lot of vendors, products and technologies coming and going. The latest acquisition and certainly the biggest one was just a week ago. Hopefully, this will not reduce the power of innovation.
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Sep 30, 2016 | by Tobias Stein | 0 Comments

cloud computing

Preface: From January 2016 to July 2016, I wrote my master’s thesis at fme in Brunswick, Germany. In the following blog post I am summarizing my thesis and thank all these people who supported me. Especially, my advisor and the IT department.
Tobias Stein, September 2016


Exponential data growth rates make the management of content an enormous challenge for organizations. Terms like »information overload« and »content chaos« express the inefficient situation regarding content management on an enterprise-wide scale. Employees search for documents in different versions, languages and formats across various repositories and systems through the entire company. However, these documents contain important and decision-relevant information that are becoming a key business resource. Moreover, compliance with statutory regulations and technical requirements with respect to storing huge amounts of data are complicated.

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