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Preparing for the Cloud: EAM System Considerations and Opportunities

March 28, 2019 | 10:00 am CDT

Preparing for the Cloud: EAM System Considerations and Opportunities

What do you need to know when considering taking your EAM system to the cloud? What are the infrastructure differences and options? This webinar will cover definitions of approaches (on-prim, co-location, leased server space) and what are some of the typical software options. Is it better to bring your own licenses (BYOL) versus leasing (SaaS)? What are other considerations around connectivity and security? We will introduce currently available solutions and the intended resultant benefits, as well as common hosting infrastructure providers and some of the benefits of hosting.

What are the perceived benefits of having your EAM system hosted?

  • Scalability
  • Built-in redundancy and failover
  • Reduced infrastructure cost
  • Reduced support overhead

 What We Cover:

  • Typical components of a cloud hosted environment
  • How to make the process transparent to end users
  • How system modifications are made easier
  • How to increase failure protection


Walter Betsill, GenesisSolutions

Walter Betsill has 30 years' experience working with maintenance and engineering organizations. Betsill began his career in the chemical industry prior to becoming a cross-industry field consultant. In the 1990s, he worked for the two top CMMS software companies, PSDI (IBM Maximo) and Datastream Systems (Infor EAM), first as a field consultant and subsequently as a project manager. In 2000, he became a founding member of GenesisSolutions. Betsill helps his clients evolve to a better state of maintenance operations and reliability. His current focus is to assist clients in identifying the data that indicate success and then utilize good processes and technology to obtain the data easily and with a high degree of quality.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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