ChemSpider – My first step in proving my previous post wrong

While sitting around watching a lot of college football this weekend, I started to do some searching to see if I could find blogs, wikis, and other evidence of web 2.0 approaches to building community in the chemical industry.  One of the first results I uncovered was some work being done on ChemSpider.  Now, their work…

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Web 2.0 for the Chemical Industry – Where is the online presence and community building?

I was with one of my chemical customers this week in a strategy briefing around improving their innovation processes and external R&D collaboration.  The topic of Web 2.0 (or social computing) capabilities – roughly translated to online communities, blogs, wikis, podcasts, etc… was a big topic of conversation.  A big part of the briefing was having our…

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Marc Monplaisir Has a New Job

I was fortunate to have Marc Monplaisir running our marketing strategy for the chemical industry – he’s an incredibly talented person and a great guy with which to work.  He has taken on broader responsibilities within Microsoft, and now looks after sales and marketing strategy across all the US manufacturing verticals. Marc, I wish you…

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How Great Customers Can Energize You…

Sorry for the lack of posts last week, but I had a hectic travel schedule which included spending time with a great chemical customer of ours.  I hope to be able to share who they are and point you to a story about how they are using our technology to solve business problems over the next…

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Air Products and their Office Communications Server deployment

Another chemical collaboration case study was released – this time is about the Air Products deployment of Office Communications Server 2007.  As with many global chemical companies, the nature of their workforce is changing.  People are globally dispersed, traveling heavily, and when they are in their hometown, they like to work from home and not the…

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