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Paul Nguyen - Industry Technology Strategist, Worldwide Oil & Gas Industry Unit
Paul Nguyen joined Microsoft in 1999 and is responsible for defining and developing an oil and gas technical architecture vision and long-term technology roadmap for Microsoft, shaping the company's technical strategy in these critical areas. He currently leads the development and organization of the Microsoft Upstream Reference Architecture Initiative, an effort by Microsoft and its industry part
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Combining private and public cloud
Do you want a private cloud or a public cloud? Most oil companies actually want both, Microsoft says - and here's what it thinks is the best way to do it
10 Jul 2014

Managing security throughout development
A ''holistic'' approach to security in application development - or managing security throughout the software development process, rather than just at the end - can make a big difference to your security By Tim Rains, director, Trustworthy Computing Group, Microsoft
08 Nov 2013

Microsoft Survey: Video conferencing is most useful oil and gas social tool
Global survey across 32 countries shows worker appetite for social tools is increasing, even if it means spending their own money and defying organizational policy to use the technology.
06 Jun 2013

Rush to the cloud
The movement to cloud computing, sometimes used together with mobile devices, is happening faster than anyone predicted, according to a recent Accenture / Microsoft survey
21 Sep 2012

Most oil and gas companies plan to use cloud services - Accenture / Microsoft
A majority of oil and gas companies are either already using cloud services, or plan to use them in the future, in a survey conducted by Microsoft and Accenture.
14 Apr 2012

Black Elk Energy implements FileTrail records management software
Houston independent oil and gas company Black Elk Energy has implemented the "FileTrail" software for file tracking and records management, running on Microsoft SharePoint 2010 platform.
17 Nov 2011

VRcontext enables virtual visualisation of PI System data
VRcontext has developed bi-directional connectivity between the PI System from OSIsoft and its Walkinside Virtual Reality application.
08 Apr 2011

SMT joins Upstream Reference Architecture Initiative
Seismic Micro-Technology (SMT) will participate in an initiative to define a common information technology (IT) reference architecture in the  upstream oil and gas industry.
14 Jan 2011

Microsoft’s Upstream Reference Architecture Initiative – 25 members
The Microsoft Upstream Reference Architecture Initiative now has 25 participating companies. We interviewed Microsoft’s head of worldwide oil and gas, Ali Ferling, and other members of the team, about the latest developments.
21 Oct 2010

Microsoft in oil and gas
We interviewed Microsoft’s head of oil and gas Ali Ferling about what Windows 7, the Xbox and Cloud Computing have to offer the industry – and how Microsoft plans to make it easier to work with corporate software
19 Jul 2010

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