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  • Blog Post: Sabic Standardizes Desktop Environment

    A couple weeks ago, we released a case study with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC), and their deployment of Office 2007 and Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 to their 18,000 employees. What is interesting to me about this case study is the implied de-coupling of Vista and Office 2007...
  • Blog Post: Windows Vista adoption in the chemical industry - Eastman and PPG

    This past week, we released Windows Vista adoption case studies for Eastman Chemical and PPG . The Eastman story focuses on the timing of their refresh cycle and their evaluation of whether to stay on Windows XP or move to Vista. The Vista decision came from a number of factors, not the least of which...
  • 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: 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: Microsoft ISV Software Contest - Clean Technology

    Microsoft is sponsoring a software development contest that is of interest to the chemicals industry and solution providers that serve chemicals and energy customers. The contest is called "The Ingenuity Point" and is affiliated with the Imagine Cup that software developers are probably familiar with...
  • 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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