Whether you’re a daily Esri ArcMap consumer, or just an intermittent user, there’s always some new trick to discover. Here at New Century, we learn new functionality all the time! I've put together a list of my top five favorite tips. Check out the first two tips here!
Integrity Management program requires pipeline operators to consider various elements, and out of those elements, risk assessment plays a crucial role. To achieve actionable risk results, it is vital to know how to validate the results, and we have also found, setting risk tolerance limits better facilitates achieving actionable risk results. So the question is: how do you go about establishing risk tolerance criteria?
New Century Software is officially 23 years old! Even though our blog has 20 yearsto go to catch up to the rest of the company, in honor of our anniversary we took a look back at 23 of our (and your) favorite posts. So whether you’re revisiting a post or reading it for the first time, we hope you enjoy it!
Starting a new job can bring a lot of mixed emotions: excitement, anxiety, and even frustration. The most critical time for any new employee is their first six to twelve months on the job. During this time, most employees will determine if their job role and organization are a good fit, making it critical for organizations to create a comfortable environment that encourages growth. The best way to do this is by putting employees through an on-boarding program.
Not totally convinced? Here are three reasons why on-boarding is important.
Our Integrity Management & Compliance Symposium was so successful last year that we decided to hold it again this year May 2-3, 2017 in Galveston, TX. It’s right
around the corner and for anyone still on the fence about attending, we’ve got a few great reasons to change your mind.
To effectively manage the integrity and safety of your pipeline, you must have a risk assessment plan; and this plan must make validating and understanding risk results a top priority.
When was the last time you updated your plan?
Here at Integrity Plus, we have been in the risk assessment business for awhile. We work with a wide variety of operators and assessment types, performing various risk implementations, including both qualitative and quantitative risk models. We’d love to help you update and strengthen your plan!
A while back, I was speaking with a senior software engineer at New Century about how our development operations can keep up with the breakneck pace of change in our industry. He reasoned that software, as it is in both our job description and company name, should be the primary focus of what we do here. He's right, but great software is enabled by functioning infrastructure. This necessitates a solution to our problem that, succinctly stated, reads "but, it works on my machine!" This brings us to Chef, a configuration management platform.
With Esri’s most recent, and first, pipeline-centric application, ArcGIS for Pipeline Referencing (APR) solution, the question on everyone’s mind is “Will this tool improve my workflows, processes, and efficiencies?” When considering the investment in legacy data models, and ArcMap applications, operators must have a strong understanding of the technology shift they’re making and how it’ll impact their day-to-day operations.