NIGERIA: Young & Bailey Extends Technology Solution to Oil & Gas Sector

 Oil drilling operationYoung & Bailey, a document and electronic content management firm has extended its Information Technology (IT) solution to the Oil and Gas sector of the Nigerian economy.

At a recent technology event held in Lagos, the firm called on operators and regulators in the Nigerian Oil & Gas sector to improve on their document control and management processes to guarantee business efficiency and stem the tide of corruption and inefficiency currently threatening the sector.

The lead paper, with the theme: “Document Control and Management–Turning Challenges into Opportunities,” was presented by Information Technology Manager, Shell Nigeria Exploration and Production Company, Mr. Shola Adeola.

He noted that document control and management requirement remained one of the most difficult and ineffectively implemented requirements in the nation’s Oil and Gas sector, leading to errors, delays, costs, poor records management and non-conformities.

While submitting that the relevance and impact of proper document control and management processes in oil and gas servicing organisations is key, Adeola said lack of proper document control could lead to dissatisfaction of Contractors, Engineers and Project Managers, thereby resulting to project failures.

He therefore challenged document control managers in the various spheres of the nation’s economy to update their knowledge base as well as adopt cutting edge, world class solutions in order to protect the integrity of their organisations.

In his opening remarks, Managing Director, Young & Bailey, Joseph Munis,  said his company organised the free workshop as part of its corporate social responsibility drive that is intended to help Nigeria and businesses in the country improve on their document control and management capabilities.

“As the Nigerian partner of Laserfiche and Infolinx Systems Solutions, the world’s two biggest brands in the records management business, we are fully committed to harnessing our experiences and competitive advantages to propel Nigeria and Nigerian businesses towards an improved culture of document control and management which is the strongest key businesses are using to unlock opportunities and overcome challenges in this age and time,” Munis said.

He added that Y & B is poised to bring the world acclaimed Enterprise Content Management (ECM) solutions created through Laserfiche’s renowned Run Smarter philosophy to Nigeria for businesses operating in the country to access conveniently. “The challenges facing most businesses in Nigeria today are how to achieve business efficiency, improve decision making, attaining compliance with regulations as well as ability to recover data quickly and completely in the event of disaster. For the purpose of achieving and sustaining business continuity, profitability and integrity, the need for seamless integration of cutting-edge information technology and records management solutions to solve these identified challenges cannot be discountenanced, and Y & B hopes to offer help in this regard,” he said.

Workshop Administrator, Feyisayo Akinmola, said the objective of the workshop which was to help organisations get the most from their document management system was significant.

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