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Meridian Systems’ “Catch Up” Challenge in the Capital Infrastructure Industry - Part 1
Claiming the “Catch us if you can” movie mantra, the quiet Infrastructure Lifecycle Management (ILM) leader Meridian Systems, based in Folsom, California (US

can view cell properties  in the marketplace. BIM can be described as a design methodology that results in a digital three-dimensional (3D) model. This model represents the following three key facets: 1) a facility’s geometrical and spatial relationships, 2) building systems and components, and 3) properties of specified equipment and materials.  To visualize BIM as part of a technology solution, imagine a 3D visual interface that sits on top of a database of information that describes all of the elements within a building. In

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Business Process Management (BPM)

Business process management (BPM) defines, enables, and manages the exchange of enterprise information through the semantics of a business process view, which involves employees, customers, partners, applications, and databases.  

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