The effect of acclimation temperature on thermal activity thresholds in polar terrestrial invertebrates

first_imgIn the Maritime Antarctic and High Arctic, soil microhabitat temperatures throughout the year typically range between -10 and +5°C. However, on occasion, they can exceed 20°C, and these instances are likely to increase and intensify as a result of climate warming. Remaining active under both cool and warm conditions is therefore important for polar terrestrial invertebrates if they are to forage, reproduce and maximise their fitness. In the current study, lower and upper thermal activity thresholds were investigated in the polar Collembola, Megaphorura arctica and Cryptopygus antarcticus, and the mite, Alaskozetes antarcticus. Specifically, the effect of acclimation on these traits was explored. Sub-zero activity was exhibited in all three species, at temperatures as low as -4.6°C in A. antarcticus. At high temperatures, all three species had capacity for activity above 30°C and were most active at 25°C. This indicates a comparable spread of temperatures across which activity can occur to that seen in temperate and tropical species, but with the activity window shifted towards lower temperatures. In all three species following one month acclimation at -2°C, the chill coma (= the temperature at which movement and activity cease) and critical thermal minimum (= low temperature at which coordination is no longer shown) occurred at lower temperatures than for individuals maintained at +4°C (except for the CTmin of M. arctica). Individuals acclimated at +10°C conversely showed little change in their chill coma or CTmin. A similar trend was demonstrated for the heat coma and critical thermal maximum (CTmax) of all species. Following one month at -2°C, the heat coma and CTmax were reduced as compared with +4°C reared individuals, whereas the heat coma and CTmax of individuals acclimated at +10°C showed little adjustment. The data obtained suggest these invertebrates are able to take maximum advantage of the short growing season and have some capacity, in spite of limited plasticity at high temperatures, to cope with climate change.last_img read more

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Assistant Professor – Maternal Fetal Medicine

first_imgBaylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/AffirmativeAction/Equal Access Employer.5082CA; CH SummaryThe Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology is seeking aqualified physician to fill a critical role at the Harris HealthBen Taub Hospital – Maternal Fetal Medicine Division.Job DutiesClinical responsibilities will be assigned by your Chair andDivision Director and may be altered in response to changingDepartmental and Division needs. Specific responsibilities arenegotiable and dependent upon Candidate interest and expertise.Candidate will be expected to work primarily at the Pavilion forWomen at Texas Children’s Hospital. There will also be anexpectation to participate in research and educational activitiesin the department.All faculty are expected to participate in the education mission ofthe College.Candidate must agree to discharge their duties and responsibilitiesfaithfully, to abide by all rules, regulations, and policies and todevote to the performance of your duties and responsibilities theamount of time and effort for which you are employed by theCollege. Candidate will be allowed to spend up to one-fifth of youreffort on activities outside BCM (consulting, scientific boardservice, etc.), but outside time commitments beyond this requireprior approval of the Chair and Division Director.Minimum QualificationsMust have an M.D. degree and be board certified or eligible inMaternal-Fetal Medicine.Candidate must have, or be eligible for a valid Texas MedicalBoard License.last_img read more

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YESTERYEAR: PAST SHERIFFS OF VANDERBURGH COUNTY

first_img1853John S. Gavitt 1874Christ Wunderlich 1907William E. Barnes 1983Clarence Shepard 1991Ray Hamner 1933Clyde M. Hesmer February 1827Alanson Warner 1878J.A. Lemcke 1941Val Dietsch August 24, 1818Hazael Putnam 1888Frank Pritchett 1831Levi Price 1849John S. Terry 1911John J. Davis 1915William Habbe 2007Eric Williams 1847John Echols 1859John S. Gavitt 1975James A. Degroote 1863George Wolflin 1835Daniel Miller 1834Edward Hopkins 1919Herbert Males 1947Bert Martin September 1827Daniel Miller 1870Adolph Pfafflin 1857John B. Hall May 2014-CurrentDave Wedding May 1862Joseph B. Cox 1880Thomas Kerth 1899Martin Koepke 1967Jerry E. Riney 1892Andrew Richardt 1943Bert Martin 1894Charles G. Covert 1937Edwin Diekmann 1822Alanson Warner 1931William Habbe 1929William Ruston YEARNAME 1924Shelby McDowell 1959Greshim Grim 1945Arval Barr 1884Charles Schaum 1824James Newman 1839Thomas F. Stockwell 1949Frank McDonald October 1865Alex Darling 1902Christian W. Kratz 1843William W. Walker August 1865Robert Early 1818John B. Stinson 1923Fred Henke 1999Brad Ellsworth 1867Jacob H. Miller FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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CHANNEL 44 NEWS: Thunderbolts Front Office Faces Unique Challenge In Inaugural Season

first_img Thunderbolts Front Office Faces Unique Challenge In Inaugural SeasonOCTOBER 22ND, 2016  WILLIAM WOLKOFF EVANSVILLE, INDIANA It’s a new team, a new league, and a new look for professional hockey in Evansville.Staff with the Evansville Thunderbolts say picking up for a franchise that left overnight has been a unique challenge. IHSA Football Playoff PairingsOCTOBER 22ND, 2016 JOJO GENTRY 44BLITZ, BOSSE, ILLINOIS Illinois high school football playoffs kick off Oct. 28 and 29.Class 3A#2 Mount Carmel (9-0) vs #15 Sesser Valier (5-4)#6 Fairfield (8-1) vs #11 Anna Jonesboro (7-2)Class 2A#4 Eldorado (8-1) vs #13 Flora (6-3)#7 Carmi (7-2) vs #10 Shelbyville (6-3)center_img FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmailSharelast_img read more

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MACDONALD, LAWRENCE J., SR.

first_imgA funeral mass took place Feb. 16 at Our Lady of Mercy Church for Lawrence J. MacDonald, Sr., 95. He passed away peacefully surrounded by his children on Feb. 12. “Mac” was a life-long resident of Jersey City, who served in the US Army during WWII from 1942 to 1945, seeing action in France, Belgium, and Germany. He was a Jersey City fire fighter for 30 years, retiring as a lieutenant in 1982. Mac loved traveling, the New York Giants, and most of all his family, who will deeply miss his generosity of nature and warm-heartedness. Mac is survived by his wife of nearly 70 years, Mary Dorans MacDonald. He is also survived by his son, Larry and his wife Kathy, his daughter Denise Emmett and her husband Greg, his son Tom and his wife Donna, and his four granddaughters Jacqueline, Colleen, Lauren, and Megan, and his sister Pat Camp, along with numerous nieces and nephews.Services arranged by the Greenville Memorial Home, Jersey City.last_img read more

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Letter

first_imgFollowing the article in 16 July BB, on organic certification, you either are baking organic, or you are not. It is too easy to make the statement, “we are organic”, but a lot less easy to produce the tedious paperwork, follow the strict procedures and have the discipline required to be certified organic.We started in 2001 with the Soil Association, which we found hopelessly bureaucratic at least in those days. So we switched to the Organic Food Federation and have not looked back. We think the Soil Association’s percentage of turnover fee is anachronistic. We just want them to certify our product. We believe it’s tantamount to the school that gave me my pastry chef diploma then demanding a percentage of my future earnings.Yes, it is a lot of work to be certified organic. Yes, it is time-consuming, but that is simply necessary in order to give the consumer the audited knowledge that there are no nasty pesticide residues, GM ingredients or dodgy chemicals in our products. We would not like organic standards diluted. For us it is worth it, as we believe in the benefits of organics. If you don’t have that belief, and are thinking of doing it just as a marketing gimmick, forget about it you’ll lose the will to live halfway through.Lise Madsen, MD and founder,Honeyrose Bakerylast_img read more

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In Short

first_imgRise for biscuitsSales of biscuits, cookies and crackers has risen by 22% over the past five years to reach a value of £2.2bn last year, according to a new report from Mintel. The research firm predicted the sweet biscuit market would reach £1.9bn in 2011and £2.2bn by 2015.Bako’s challengeBako North Western is to host its second Bakery Challenge on 2 June 2011. Bako NW has also decided to devote an extra day of judging to ’Bakers of the Future’. Bakery students from surrounding colleges have been asked to submit their entries for the Battenberg and Innovation categories. For details, visit www.bakonw.co.uk.Emissions targetThe government’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has proposed a fourth carbon budget, which calls for emissions to be cut by 50% by 2025. Food and Drink Federation director of sustainability Andrew Kuyk said the key to going further with energy reductions will lie in energy market reforms and other electricity supply measures yet to be announced.Couture cake lineLondon-based The Little Venice Cake Company has launched a ’Runway Collection 2011’ range of cakes, including: Gold Leaf Rock and Couture Rose, Firenze White, Painting the Roses Red, Vintage Pearl Rose, and Marilyn designs.last_img read more

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Year In Review: 30+ Musicians Tell Us The Best Show That They Saw In 2016

first_imgThe year of 2016 was certainly an interesting one in the music world. Though many headlines will focus on those who have passed this year, we wanted to reflect on the joyous occasions that music brought throughout 2016. In doing so, we asked a number of musicians to tell us about some of their favorite experiences throughout the year, and will be running features all week to celebrate all things live music.For the third part of this series, we asked, “What was your favorite show that you saw in 2016?” and got a wide range of answers, from small club shows, to headlining festival sets, to Argentine tango shows. Three different artists mentioned being blown away by Radiohead, two tapped The Claypool Lennon Delirium as their favorite, and several chose performances by artists who also participated in the survey. Without further ado, here’s what your favorite musicians had to say:Oliver Wood (The Wood Brothers) – My very favorite was the McCrary Sisters in Nashville. Also, Del McCoury and his boys at Delfest and Grace Potter at thse Grand Point North Festival.Karl Denson – I saw my first real tango show in Buenos Aires this year. A medium-size club where the band was seated right above the stage; the music was as good, if not better than the dancing, which was spectacular. A unique mix of jazz, flamenco classical modern and dancing with the physicality of martial arts, Good for the soul.Michael Kang (The String Cheese Incident) – Kamasi Washington at Electric Forest Festival.Chuck Jones (Dopapod) – Radiohead at MSGAlric Carter (TAUK) – Radiohead @ MSGEli Winderman (Dopapod) – Radiohead and Tame Impala in Portugal with my girlfriend on our vacation. Absolutely amazing concert.Cory Wong (Vulfpeck collaborator) – I saw Prince a couple months before he died. LEGEND.Scrambled Greg (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) – The Claypool Lennon Delirium and Umphrey’s McGee at The Peach.Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band) – Claypool-Lennon..Tony Hall (Dumpstaphunk) – Karl Denson’s Tiny UniverseEric “Benny” Bloom (Lettuce) – Grateful DeadJesus Coomes (Lettuce) – Dead & Co feat. John MAYER and OTEILOteil Burbridge (Dead & Company) – Too hard to pick but I seem to remember experiencing an arched back the last time Soulive played. Brooklyn Bowl? [Editor’s Note: This was actually in 2015, but we feel you, Oteil. Bowlive 2017 anyone?]Ryan Jalbert (The Motet) – With my schedule being so insane this past year, I unfortunately made it out to see less music than I have in past years but I still got to enjoy some inspiring performances. We got to co-bill with the “Monsters of Funk” super group in NOLA which consisted of Bernard Purdie, Leo Nocentelli, Oteil Burbridge and Ivan Neville so that was amazing. Mr. Purdie came on our bus to hang and was super humble and gracious and that was just one of those special nights that only happens in New Orleans. A few of us caught Chance the Rapper at the Fillmore and he’s an amazing performer. Also it was so great seeing our dudes Lettuce crush their Red Rocks headliner and really stretch out on tunes, take chances and get trippy on such a high profile gig just as they would on any other stage. Their sense of adventure is always inspiring.William Apostol (Billy Strings) – I would have to say my first Phish show with special guest Bob Weir in Nashville… Mind Blown!!!Jeremy Schon (Pigeons Playing Ping Pong) – Flight of The Conchords at Wolf Trap.Rob Compa (Dopapod) – Duke Levine Band at Mexicali Live [NJ]. Duke and Kevin Barry are two of the greatest players in the world. I always leave a show practically in tears. It’s powerfully emotive as well as virtuosic.Matt Gibbs (Evolfo) – David Liebe Hart at Palisades in Brooklyn. ¡Salame!Seth Walker – John Scofield, Brad Meldau and Mark Guiliana Trio at Blue Note [NYC]. Pure art.Neal Evans (Dopapod) – Thundercat at BiscoSimon Allen (The New Mastersounds) – It might well be The Floozies set at Electric Forest in Michigan in June. I’d never heard of them before and the whole audio-visual experience knocked my socks off.Nick Tkachyk (Spafford) – Lotus at the Vic in Chicago. Bass shook my insides. Mike made me dance.Craig Brodhead (Turkuaz) – Garage a Trois Jazz Fest late night Tipitina’s.Dave Watts (The Motet) – Steely Dan at Red RocksJP Biondo (Cabinet) – Neil Young + Promise of the RealNigel Hall (Lettuce) – Cory Henry and the Funk ApsostlesPappy Biondo (Cabinet) – Hurray for the Riff Raff, Bluebird DenverLaurie Shook (The Shook Twins) – Milk Carton Kids at Fayettville Roots FestivalDominic Peters (Goldfish) – Tycho at Euphoria FestivalT Sisters – Fantastic Negrito at the Ghost Ship Benefit at the Fox Theater overwhelmed us with his raw style and poignant message.David Shaw (The Revivalists) – Andrew BirdMike Gantzer (Aqueous) – I’d have to give it to Snarky Puppy earlier this year- I caught them for the first time in Buffalo in March, and I felt like I was 15 again, my mind was just so completely blown by every aspect of the show, all the way from the absurd musicianship and appreciation they all seem to have for one another, to the immaculate sound out front in the venue. 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Five from Harvard named Rhodes Scholars

first_img“My undergraduate work, particularly my senior thesis, has focused on cultural competency training in an American context — which almost always refers to white, middle-class teachers working with low-income, black, and Latino students,” said Eva Z. Lam, a senior in Leverett House concentrating in social studies. “At Oxford, I hope to consider cultural competence and teacher training in a broader international context.” Finkton will now pursue an M.Sc. in global health during his first year at Oxford and an M.B.A. in his second year.“I spent much of my time in college studying global health, human rights, and international development,” Finkton said, adding that studying global health will solidify his understanding of community-based care, and an M.B.A. will help to ensure the success of his development projects in Africa. Jean A. Junior sees an M.Phil. in comparative social policy from Oxford as a logical bridge between her undergraduate studies in sociology and medical school.“I applied for a Rhodes Scholarship because I saw it as a golden opportunity to learn about some of the most effective ways to address the socioeconomic challenges facing the destitute sick,” she said. “I realized that while medical school would prepare me to address people’s clinical challenges, I needed additional training to address people’s socioeconomic challenges and to become as familiar as possible with effective policies and strategies for poverty alleviation.”Since graduating summa cum laude in June, Junior has been a Fulbright Scholar researching HIV/AIDS in South Africa. As a Harvard undergraduate, she studied health behaviors of the rural poor in Bangladesh and co-directed CityStep, which engages public middle school students in dance and other creative activities. She also immersed herself in her sociology studies.“Studying sociology as an undergraduate really opened my eyes to the depth of socioeconomic inequalities in society, inspired me to act to alleviate these inequalities, and made me a much more critical thinker about the problems faced by the underprivileged,” Junior said.Junior hopes eventually to lead an organization that advocates for large-scale policy change to improve the lives of the poor and sick while providing health care and socioeconomic services to the poor.“I also want to mentor and encourage others to do social justice work, because I know that, as one person, I can only do so much,” she said. “But if I can help motivate others, so much more can be done.” Two Harvard undergraduates and three recent graduates are among the 32 American men and women named Rhodes Scholars on Nov. 22. Each of the five will begin study next October at the University of Oxford in England.Harvard’s newest Rhodes Scholars are Roxanne E. Bras ‘09 of Celebration, Fla.; Darryl W. Finkton ‘10 of Indianapolis; Jean A. Junior ‘09 of Troy, Mich.; Eva Z. Lam ‘10 of Milwaukee; and Grace Tiao ‘08 of Marietta, Ga. They were chosen from among 805 students nominated by 326 colleges and universities nationwide.Created in 1902 by the will of British philanthropist Cecil Rhodes, the scholarships cover all costs for two or three years of study at Oxford. Winners are selected on the basis of high academic achievement, personal integrity, leadership potential, and physical vigor, among other attributes.This year’s recipients bring Harvard’s total number of Rhodes Scholars to 328, more than a 10th of the 3,196 Americans who have received the award. Roxanne E. Bras, who graduated from Harvard College in June with a degree in economics, will pursue an M.Phil. in international relations at Oxford, focusing on strategic studies.Currently a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Bras is also a Truman Scholar and a marathon runner. Her mentor of nearly five years is Gen. David Petraeus, head of the U.S. Central Command.As an undergraduate, Bras studied counterinsurgency as part of the economics of national security. Her senior thesis focused on quantitative metrics in counterinsurgency, primarily in Iraq and Afghanistan. She plans to focus on studying other post-World War II conflicts at Oxford.“I applied for the Rhodes because I wanted to study international relations in a graduate program, and I wanted to do so overseas,” Bras said. “More specifically, I’d like to research the relationships between countries’ diplomatic and military institutions.”Despite her impressive background, Bras said she wasn’t expecting to win.“I was shocked,” she said. “I hadn’t ever seriously considered winning, so I was really surprised when they called my name. After a while, the shock wore off, and I was incredibly humbled. I can’t really say I’ve earned it. Instead I feel obligated to live up to the gift I’ve received.”Bras hopes to make a career in public service, whether in uniform or in some other capacity, possibly teaching at West Point.After Oxford, Bras intends to return to the Army, where, she said, “I have met fantastic mentors who have taught me about leadership, and I have been profoundly impressed by the courage and commitment of my peers.” “My life goal is to remove income as one of the factors of life expectancy,” said College senior Darryl W. Finkton, a resident of Quincy House concentrating in neurobiology with a secondary concentration in African and African-American studies. “I don’t believe that the access someone has to health care, the cleanliness of their water, or the expertise of their physician should be determined by something so arbitrary as wealth.”During his freshman year at Harvard, Finkton co-founded (with Sangu Delle ’10)  a sustainable-water-delivery system for a community in Ghana. He has also researched infant cognition, and played varsity basketball for two years.Finkton was first approached about the Rhodes by Quincy House’s senior tutor, Tim McCarthy, during his sophomore year.“I thought he was just being nice and optimistic, but I decided to go ahead and look into the programs at Oxford, just in case,” Finkton said. “They seemed pretty amazing and fit into my overall plans, so I decided to throw my hat in the mix to see what would happen.” Grace Tiao went far after graduating summa cum laude in 2008 with degrees in history of science and English and American literature and language. She ran a yearlong research expedition on ecosystem biodiversity in Antarctica.Working with microbiologist Craig Cary of the University of Waikato in New Zealand, she spent three months doing fieldwork in Antarctica’s McMurdo Dry Valleys.“Environmental microbiology is a discipline that relies heavily on computational expertise,” Tiao said. “I realized that if I wanted to continue to work in the field, I’d need to go back and learn a good deal of basic and some more advanced statistics.”So Tiao applied for the Rhodes, which she will use to pursue a second bachelor’s degree, this one a B.A. in mathematics and statistics.“The B.A. doesn’t build upon my studies as an undergraduate,” she said. “It triangulates them.”Tiao’s ultimate goal is to write literary nonfiction about science, and in particular to focus on various environments and human relationships to those environments, for a general audience.“In other words, I’d like to be, as my professor, Steven Shapin, puts it, ‘a spokesperson for reality,’” Tiao said. “That’s his description of who a scientist is. Good spokespeople try to reach as wide an audience as they can. But unfortunately, because scientists are very busy people and aren’t necessarily gifted writers or speakers, the message doesn’t always get through reliably or comprehensively to the public. I think that’s where I fit in.”Tiao, who is currently working on her first book, said winning the Rhodes will mean not only having the gift of financial support and academic training but also precious time to conduct fieldwork and write between terms.“It’s an enormous gift,” she said. “I don’t think I understand what it means yet, and I probably won’t till long after I’ve graduated.”For full biographies on the winners. Lam will pursue two one-year master’s degrees at Oxford: one in comparative and international education, and the other in comparative social policy. After Oxford, she plans to teach high school for a few years, hoping eventually to find her way into a policymaking position, either as a school administrator or at the district level.“My eventual goal is to make education policy, and I’m excited to have the opportunity to study that in an international context at Oxford,” said Lam, a black belt in tae kwon do who was a national champion debater in high school. Also president of the Harvard College Democrats, she campaigned for Barack Obama both at Harvard and in New Hampshire.The news of her Rhodes took the better part of a day to sink in fully, Lam said.“Perhaps my favorite part of the format of the Rhodes interviews is that you get to spend the entire day with the other finalists,” she said. “Over the course of the day, I discovered that all of the finalists were really incredible people. They were some of the most intelligent and accomplished people I’ve ever met, but every single one was also refreshingly honest and down-to-earth.”last_img read more

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Dell EMC Opens Up New Brownfield Opportunities for Energy Organizations

first_imgIn the energy industry, shrinking margins driven by competition and new sources of energy are forcing an increased focus on improving operational efficiency. Organizations must center their attention on activities that prolong the life of their existing assets, known as ‘brownfield projects’, as a key to remaining viable.Today at Momentum 2016 in Barcelona, we introduced a new solution and a new consulting service, as well as the evolution of other solutions for the energy and engineering (E&E) industry.With these releases, we are reinforcing our commitment to providing content solutions which enable services that range from streamlining exploration efforts to bridging asset operations and brownfield projects and beyond, all designed to create greater functionality and lower TCO.Dell EMC Documentum Asset Operations Many energy enterprises deal with disconnected data management silos that prevent fast and accurate access to key information, while others still rely on manual records and processes that are slow, error-prone and result in increased costs. Further complicating the accuracy of and access to organizational operations and maintenance documents is of the manual transfer from recurring brownfield projects.The new features included in EMC Documentum Asset Operations 2.1 simplify concurrent engineering and seamless handover by managing operations and project documents together, breaking down information management silos. Asset Operations 2.1 enables an organization to manage operations and project information on a single platform so every user can access important information whenever and wherever needed. Asset Operations 2.1 also supplies consistent access and user interfaces across the entire asset lifecycle, simplifying the user experience and increasing adoption.Dell EMC Documentum Supplier Exchange Asset Operations compliments Dell EMC Supplier Exchange, the cloud computing solution that streamlines distribution and approval of transmittals and deliverables within a global network of suppliers, vendors, and partners. Supplier Exchange offers simple, intuitive user interfaces, structured workflow and notifications and secure access to content in a centralized space versus using email and shared drives.ExplorationDell EMC also provides extensive industry support through ECD Professional Services to tailor the solution to a customer’s need, reducing project timelines and total cost of ownership, which is the genesis of the Exploration solution. Companies frequently engage in a lengthy, multi-faceted oil exploration process, which includes multiple evaluations from assorted teams, before initiating a drilling project. The organization and management of complex research and activity can be further complicated by inaccurate and duplicate documentation, a lack of traceability, accountability, auditability of information, inefficient collaboration amongst work teams and the inability to mitigate risk and meet regulatory requirements.Dell EMC Documentum Exploration addresses these challenges, supporting oilfield projects with industry-standard functionality that includes:Streamlined document management – for controlling documents throughout the exploration and production processVisibility into document and exploration status – for revealing the relationships between exploration documentsFast access to critical documents – for reducing reliance on SharePoint or shared drives, removing information silosEnhanced team collaboration – for eliminating organizational boundaries without sacrificing processes or securityBetter decision-making – by providing fast, reliable access to accurate informationBuilt-in templates and industry-standard workflows – for providing a rapid, repeatable setup to avoid delaysAs a leader in enterprise content management for the E&E industry, Dell EMC has focused on helping customers address the challenges of improving operational efficiency for years. With today’s announcements, we believe we have taken a few more dramatic steps forward in making it easier than ever to access information, whenever, wherever, from within critical business systems, or in the field.Additional Resources:Learn more about Dell EMC Documentum Asset Operations.Learn more about Dell EMC Documentum Exploration.last_img read more

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