Today’s process companies stand at a crossroads. Mergers, acquisitions and consolidation are throwing disparate business cultures together. Small companies have become large, and large companies have become giants or super giants. Cloistered silos are giving way to multi-disciplined teams. Global operations are forcing companies to think globally and act both locally and globally. Accelerating time to revenue, maintaining a favorable cost position, and leveraging critical knowledge and expertise across organizations are the keys to competitive advantage in this complex environment known in some circles as the “Digital Economy” era. The edge goes to those companies that can most efficiently and effectively use technology (including Information Technology) to gather and disseminate the right information to the right people in the right place at the right time and in the right context, to effect impact-full decision making and all levels of the organization.
Microsoft and OSIsoft are leveraging web-based technologies to implement state-of-the-art IT architectures for innovative solutions that address three key imperatives: Operational excellence, Integration across the value chains and Collaboration across departments, organizations, and companies.
This leverages existing infrastructures without incurring huge capital outlays.