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  • Blog Post: Final thoughts on ChemITC 2008 Spring Cyber Security Meeting

    It was a great few days at the ChemITC spring meeting on Cyber Security. Not the least of which was enjoying cuban food and great company on Thursday night in South Beach. Thanks again to Dow Corning for jointly presenting their journey with us. It was a great presentation. A funny thing happened...
  • Blog Post: First Day at the ChemITC Conference in Miami

    It was a busy first day at the ChemITC Spring Cyber Security meeting down in Miami, Florida. While we have participated in activities over the past year, this is the first conference where we are actual affiliate members. It was good to catch up with everyone and meet some new folks. We have a few of...
  • Blog Post: Next Week at the ACC Spring Cyber Security Program Meeting for the ChemITC

    I will be down in beautiful Miami next week for the American Chemistry Council's Spring Cyber Security meeting for the ChemITC . We are affiliate members of the ChemITC, and are scheduled for a joint presentation with Dow Corning on work we did with them around rights management and secure external collaboration...
  • Blog Post: Dow Corning Case Study on their Global Rollout of Rights Management Services to Help Protect Intellectual Property

    We just released a new case study highlighting Dow Corning's on-going deployment of Rights Management Services across their enterprise. At the time of the writing, they deployed it to the first 100 pilot users, with plans to roll it to the remaining 10K employees by the 3rd quarter. Thank you to Dow...
  • Blog Post: Microsoft Joins the ChemITC

    We joined the American Chemistry Council's ChemITC group for the year 2008. Our logo should be up there soon. I am happy to support the work going on, particularly the Chemical Cyber Security working group, which is now the main focus for engagement by non-chemical companies. Last year we presented a...
  • Blog Post: Join us for a Webcast on Innovation for Competitive Advantage in the Chemical Industry

    On February 28, 2008, I am hosting a webcast on how Microsoft is helping chemical companies deliver on innovation. We will talk about a range of topics with a couple of customer stories, but if you are involved in R&D on the IT or the business side, come check it out. You can register by clicking...
  • Blog Post: Can we learn an intellectual property protection lesson from George Clooney?

    A lot of people probably heard the recent news story about actor George Clooney's medical records allegedly being inappropriately accessed or leaked to the press by hospital staff following his motorcycle accident. It got me thinking about how private or sensitive information can be secured, and the...
  • Blog Post: PPG Case Study on Vista and Office 2007...and another kind of Vista

    Some of what we will do early on is highlight recent case studies from our chemical customer base - or relevant case studies from similar industries. Here's one we did earlier this year with PPG on their decision to deploy Vista and Office 2007 as part of their Desktop of the Future initiative. The Desktop...
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