Covisint, a Compuware Company, Helps Oil and Gas Industry Execs Speed Time-to-First-Oil

Covisint Chief Security Officer to Explain How Secure Engagement Platforms Enable Breakthrough Collaboration, Effective Management of Joint Venture Challenges

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DETROIT, Nov. 2, 2011 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Covisint, a Compuware (Nasdaq:CPWR) company, announced that its Chief Security Officer, Dave Miller, will speak at the 2nd Annual E&P Knowledge & Information Management Summit. Oil and gas attendees will learn how to speed time-to-first-oil by engaging more successfully with internal and external stakeholders for managing security information, practices and processes in joint ventures.

Why: During Miller's speech, attendees will learn from Covisint how to manage the challenges of and execute the strategies for large, complex oil and gas ecosystems. This includes how to:
  -- decrease the "time-to-first-oil" through better business collaboration and connectivity;
  ·-- help prevent "Night Dragon" and Wikileaks style attacks;
  -- avoid millions of dollars in auditing penalties by providing better control and insight;
  -- monitor usage and identify individuals abusing access privileges;
  ·-- centralize access-granting decisions across extended organizations; and,
  -- build productive trust relationships among competitors.
Who: Exploration and production company C-level executives responsible for information and knowledge management, IT, quality control, research and business systems analytics
What: Balancing Innovation and Security ---- Joint Venture Communication and Collaboration: Successful Knowledge and Information Exchange for Increased Efficiency and Risk Reduction
When: 9:45 a.m. - 10:30 a.m., November 3, 2011, Houston
Register:  2nd Annual E&P Knowledge & Information Management Summit registration page

"The key to getting to first oil quickest often relies on effective, secure collaboration, which is a complex challenge for an industry with so much third-party collaboration," Miller said. "Cloud computing exponentially magnifies this problem as most data breaches now occur by people outside of the organization abusing access privileges. Covisint helps oil and gas companies to securely connect and collaborate in the cloud by streamlining and simplifying interactions with third-party suppliers and for joint ventures."

Covisint identity management services--at the core of the Covisint ExchangeLink™ platform--significantly reduce the burden of integrating complex systems, managing multiple IDs and passwords across a wide network of constituents by performing time-consuming administration and reporting tasks while also ensuring compliance. Covisint identity services enable organizations to simply and securely manage digital identities across virtually any combination of internal/external systems and end user groups. Delivered as an on demand set of services, Covisint identity services centralize and automate processes surrounding the exposure, acceptance, and monitoring of digital identities across security domains.

Covisint ExchangeLink™ for energy (energy.covisint.com) provides identity management services in the oil and gas industry where joint ventures are formed frequently and secure information sharing across the extended enterprise is required.

Covisint, a Compuware Company

Covisint, a Compuware company, enables information ecosystems that quickly revolutionize organizations by providing secure communication and collaboration between people and systems in remarkably simple ways. Covisint is a recognized cloud computing pioneer driving the on-demand revolution that helps organizations connect, communicate and collaborate with their partners--enabling anywhere, anytime information. The Covisint ExchangeLink platform provides industry-specific services for identity management, collaborative portals and data exchange, as well as a third-party application marketplace. Learn more at www.covisint.com.

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