CONTROL AND ORGANIZATION OF SGR’S COLLECTION
SGR is the radio media business unit of the Globo Organizations, one of the biggest communication conglomerates of the country. CEDOPE is the department that manages the historical, journalistic, and musical collection of the Globo Radio System, controlling the contents and meeting every kind of internal and external demands, regarding audios and other kinds of information
In 2004, there wasn’t any management or structured research system that could help the team to organize the stuff, scan it and look for it further quickly. So the possibility of developing a system with fast finds, text and digital files storing and customizable to include some peculiarities that generic systems don’t use to provide.
And, of course, the system would have to follow the collections growth, keeping data safe, because the insertion of new registrations and fields within reference tables could never result in an inconsistency or difference in the database.
The CEDOPE’s coordinator, Wanessa Canellas, suggested to the IT department of the SGR the use of FileMaker, she knew the tool and received good feed-backs of to the product in the international market. Therefore, a system was developed by the internal team, to meet a great part of the department needs in that moment, keeping current until 2012, when the team decided to change the version 7 with version 12 of the FileMaker® Pro software.
So here HiMaker gets in. The migration project was executed with agility by the Technology Director, Henrique Bilbao. In less than 24 hours, the system’s version, storing more than 130,000 audio files attached in records and more than 12 terabytes of pure sound products, has been updated without generate impacts in other sectors.
“I am extremely rigorous with regard to data safety and I was really worried about the system’s migration, but the version update had to be done. The IT department started to look for the solution of our problem, because there was a huge number of sensible data, and above all: we make journalistic, musical and entertainment contents constantly and we couldn’t stop the production to start such a big migration. We even thought there wasn’t any company in the Brazilian market able to do what we needed following our time, demanding and safety patterns. HiMaker was such a great surprise and the experience was technically efficient, practically convenient and pleasant in respect to the interpersonal relationship, and we also could exchange precious informations. Currently, we are permanent partners of HiMaker and we recommend it to other companies.”
– Wanessa Canellas, CEDOPE’s coordinator