Supply Chain Visibility and Collaboration Using SharePoint 2007

Guest blogging today is Dave Lassiter.  Dave is our Solutions Director for Manufacturing & Resources and is responsible for solutions that we take to multiple vertical markets inside of the Manufacturing & Resources sector.  One of those solutions is Supply Chain Visibility & Collaboration. -Brian ~~~~~ Microsoft and AMR Research recently presented a webinar  on…

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I Thought I Was in ShapE…

That’s what I told a group of tourists at the top of Lombard Street in San Francisco last week after making the hike from my hotel across both Nob Hill and Russian Hill – with my laptop bag strapped across my shoulder no less.  My legs were a bit shaky and I debated whether to…

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Accelrys Announces SUpport for Office SharePoint Server

Yesterday, Accelrys, a provider of scientific business intelligence software and services, put out a press release on their support for Office SharePoint Server 2007 in their Pipeline Pilot Enterprise Server offering. We’ve started introducing this combination to chemical companies looking to increase the productivity of their team and increase the use and re-use of the…

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Global Energy Forum Decks Posted

Happy Friday.  The customer presentations from the Global Energy Forum are now posted.  Check them out. -Brian

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Last Week at the Global Energy Forum

What a great day at the Global Energy Forum last week, and what a fantastic turnout.  I was down there in support of my customer Nalco, and their talk on using software to improve customer operations (press release here). It’s always good to see what other verticals are doing, and there is a lot of…

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This Week at the GLobal Energy Forum…

I’ll be in Houston this week for the Global Energy Forum.  Nalco Company is speaking with OSIsoft about a solution they are building in their Energy Services division to help refiners better optimize water treatment.  They are using a software plus services approach using OSIsoft and Microsoft technologies and it should be a fantastic session. …

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More on OSIsoft DOBA Accelerators

As promised, I am following up with more information about OSIsoft’s Dynamic Office Business Application (DOBA) Accelerators offered on OSIsoft’s vCampus site.  I traded emails with David Doll, from OSIsoft, to share his answers directly on the blog. Thanks, David, for answering these questions for the blog. ~~~ Why is OSIsoft building DOBA Accelerators? OSIsoft…

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OSIsoft’s Microsoft Solution Accelerators On vCampus

A popular topic during my customer visits is about improving manufacturing operations.  Many of you in the chemical industry have investments in both Microsoft and OSIsoft.  The conversation immediately goes to how we are working together to help customers make game changing improvements.  Microsoft and OSIsoft have complimentary expertise.  Ours is building the core technology…

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Eastman Chemical Videos Posted – Collaborating Across The Enterprise

In a previous post, I referenced a new case study highlighting Eastman Chemical’s use of SharePoint to engineer “thousands of process improvements” across the business. We just posted a set of videos and profiles related to this case study on our People-Ready website.  There are 3 videos in all – the full story, one geared…

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Eastman Chemical Employees Engineer Thousands of Process Improvements Using Easy-To-Use Software

People drive the most important business outcomes, and software is one of the best investments you can make to enable your people to drive better outcomes.  Eastman Chemical embodies this philosophy in its information technology strategy and the approach is paying dividends. Last month, we released a case study highlighting Eastman Chemical’s approach to driving…

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